Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Cincinnati Preservation Bargains: An Italianate Townhome: West End

This Italianate Townhome started out life as a comfortable single family. It has suffered some indignities from a illegal duplex conversion , but what remuddling that did take place looks easily reversible. Just the removal of the later wraparound porch will go a long way from taking this 'ugly ducking" back to a  swan.

This home has some very desirable architectural features including the arched windows that go all the way to the floor in the front parlor. There are a couple of nice fireplaces (one needs the fake stone removed from the wall around it ) and even a serviceable kitchen to get you started. As would be expected, the copper is gone but a plumber should be able to get everything hooked back up with PEX in short order..

Located at 915 Findlay in West End this home is offered by Sarah Dworak , TREO REALTORS, MLS #1294942 , priced at 29,900.00 and is a Freddie Mac First look home and their could be some rehab financing money available to an owner occupant. The home also sits on a 25x95 foot lot. This would be a great house for single, young couple or even an empty nester as its not a huge mansion but a more manageable single family home which is hard to find in West End.

Do you know of a Preservation Bargain? A home that just needs a preservation minded person to love it? If so please contact us at victiques@gmail.com and we may feature it here. Since we began this series, dozens of homes are now in Preservationists hand and not in the hands of slumlords or even worse, a city bulldozer. Saving Cincinnati, one house at a time.

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