I hear people tell me this all the time. "I wish I could find a nice brick town house that wouldn't break the bank. Something close to town, not too big, nice views. But the fixers are always so expensive to start with".
If that sums up what you are looking for them maybe you should look at 1565 Tremont. This classic brick Italianate Townhouse still has its original 2 over 2 windows. Nice detailing on the front facade AND it overlooks the Fairmount Valley and the the MSD daylighting project/park area. Oh did I mention the view of the city too? Its also in the proposed 'expansion area of Knox Hill Neighborhood Association and a new private school is opening down the street.
This brick town home is circa 1865-1870. 6 rooms 2bedrooms 1 bath ,21x90 foot lot and you have a huge walkout lower level than could be finished for even more space. Offered at only 9900.00. This is a negotiated short sale and you can close in 30 days MLS 1261634 Kristen Caledine at Exit Realty West
Home needs restoration but this is a good candidate to start with and there are others on this same block restoring so you will have company . In a few years when the park is done, the new private school is open and property values look more like Mt Adams, you will be sitting in your elegantly restored Victorian townhouse congratulating yourself about how forward thinking you were.
Do you know of a "preservation bargain"? A historic home that just needs a preservation minded buyer to rescue it from the clutches of a slumlord or even worse a city bulldozer? If so let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we might feature it here. Since we began this series dozens of homes are now in preservationists hands and on their way to restoration. Restoring Cincinnati, one house at a time.