We all perhaps dream of owning that large grand mansion. However the cost of simply heating and cooling one can "Break the Bank". Cincinnati is home to one of the largest collection of Second Empire homes in the country. Perhaps because we have so many, they are often overlooked. In most cities if a house like this came up people would be fighting each other to get it. The French Mansard roof Second Empire style home is one of the most sought after of Victorian Architectural Styles.
This one is located at 1923 Vine is Brick, still retains its slate roof and has a double windowed second floor gable. Its larger than it looks and features a walk out basement and room for off street parking in rear. Of course it needs complete restoration, but its a brick home.
For those who might dismiss it as being too plain, remember what our house looks like and you see the possibilities to have a small, but grand, residence. This house is close to Findlay Market and minutes to downtown. Lots of possibilities, and ongoing restoration in the area, this home makes sense for someone wanting to do their first restoration and not get overwhelmed by the task. This home sits on a 26x80 foot lot. Single family homes are rare in OTR and this one is ready for restore.
Offered at 12,000.00 , MLS#1281173 by Cathy Frank at Comey Sheperd. You can contact her for showing at firstname.lastname@example.org or give her a call at 513-241-4100.
Do you know of a Preservation Bargain? A home that just needs a preservation minded owner to shine again? If so contact me, email@example.com and we might feature it here. Since we began this series dozens of homes have been bought by preservation minded people and rescued from the clutches of slumlords or in some cases the city bulldozers. Restoring Cincinnati, one house at a time