Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Gilded Age Riverside Mansions on market for first time in a Generation!

On the National Register this Grand Colonial Revival Mansion has a commanding view
Not one, but two of Cincinnati’s grandest homes are available for sale and redevelopment and it's the first time they have been offered for sale in over a generation!  Both built during the "Gilded Age", these High Style Colonial Revival sisters are currently a successful 9 unit apartment complex, but may be one of the best restoration opportunities on the West side if Cincinnati.  The west home is currently on the National Register, and the east home may be eligible for listing as well.  These homes have many original details intact, and share well over 2 acres of land overlooking the Ohio river and Kentucky hills minutes from Downtown Cincinnati.
The 'Sister", just next door, may be register eligible after minor exterior restorations
The homes, situated in the Historic neighborhood of Riverside, have tremendous potential to be a live/work property, or could be a prime candidate to convert to a Historic Bed & Breakfast or restaurant.  The local community is willing to work with new owners on sympathetic redevelopment or improvements. These are key properties in the Riverside neighborhood, which is enjoying a rebirth as many discover this historic neighborhood, just minutes from downtown with several fine restorations in the area and more on the way.
Over the top details like this grand staircase are why these homes are so important to preserve
Historic documentation and the rental history will be provided to prospective buyers.  A preliminary cost budget for exterior restorations has been prepared by a preservation contractor, and a local preservation Architect will provide free consulting services.

Courtyard between the homes would make a great outdoor dining space for a fine restaurant or the perfect place to entertain

The owner is currently soliciting offers in the 200 K range .  To tour  the property, or for additional information on this rare opportunity, please contact Rick Louallen, Coldwell Banker West Shell 613-347-1750 pr
This house provides a rare view of the "Gilded Age" with quality historic details everywhere

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