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 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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