Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cincinnati Preservation Bargains: Empire with a VIEW

If you are reading this and from out of town you are probably going WOW A brick Second Empire  Town home at a bargain price! If you are local and understand Cincinnati has thousands of second empires, the "value" of this house might escape you at first glance.
Million dollar view of the valley and downtown are hard to find.

This view is what separates this home from  the others. 1556 Tremont has a commanding view across the Western Hills Viaduct and the Mill Creek valley with the city in the distance. Imagine your view of the fireworks or the city at night from here!
Period details like this fireplace are a great starting point for restoration

This home sits on a largely intact block of historic Italianate and Second Empire homes just minutes from downtown or local universities. The house has original fireplaces, unpainted woodwork, generous sized rooms AND it sits on a double lot which gives you plenty of room fro a carriage house and formal gardens. Imagine this house with a two story side gallery porch to take in the views OR a private rooftop deck. All this home needs is a preservation minded buyer to return it to its original elegant grandeur and remove that ugly lattice off the front...instant equity!
Lots of unpainted woodwork in this home.

This home is just down the street from a new private Charter School opening soon, walking distance to a  19 acres nature preserve and next to the Knox Hill Neighborhood which is working on its national registry nomination Also the Mill Creek greenway project is coming just down the hill not to mention the proposed daylighting of Lick Run creek and new greenspace park and planned improvements for Queen City and Westwood Blvd
Large 3-story homes like this are hard to find at this price.

This home is listed at only 30,000.00 MLS #1239474  513-519-3912 Kristopher Cooper at ReMax preferred.

Do you know of a Preservation bargain? A house that just need a preservation minded buyer to restore it to its original elegance? If so contact me at victiques@hotmail.com and we may feature it here. Since we began this series several homes are now in preservationists hands , saved from the clutches of investors and slumlords. Restoring Cincinnati, one house at a time!

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