Thursday, April 14, 2011

Cincinnati Preservation Bargains: 3800 Reading Road

Everyone who read my blog has probably dreamed of a house like this, or maybe you are a stressed suburbanite crammed into a vinyl sided ranch spending ever increasing amounts for that downtown commute and lust for room to spread out and enjoy life?

Bargain is a 'relative term' 175K isn't exactly cheap but when a house down the block nicely restored is on the market for 675K this once grand mansion trully is a bargain.

Over 4700 square feet, this home has 3 new high efficiency furnaces new drywall on 2nd and 3rd floors and also has a 1 1/2 story annex building . This home has commercial zoning so there might be opportunity for both home and business.

Architecturaly stunning Italian style limestone villa architecture. The home has a nice center hall staircase that splits at landing, There is architectural paneling and beamwork in both the grand parlor and formal dining room. Properly restored this home could be Architectural Digest material and lets face it, a fixer on the east coast like this in say Newport would set you back 4-5 mill. This area is improving rapidly and is a quick commute to downtown.

Home sits on a huge  195x150 ft lot and is offered by Scott Martin Sibly Cline , INC. The MLS is 1252523.
Owner is motivated!

Do you know of a Preservation Bargain? A home that needs a loving Preservation Minded owner?  If so please let us know at and we may feature it here. Since we started this series , many homes have been saved from the clutches of slumlords or city bulldozer. Restoring Cincinnati , One house at a time!

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