A Camp Washington Restoration: It Begins

Adam Sanregret, Lead Agent of Cincinnati Historic Homes, found his 6th home restoration project–3071 Sidney Avenue in Cincinnati’s historic neighborhood of Camp Washington–in April 2019. Nine months have passed…the work is done, right? Well, not quite…

As the New Year Approaches, a Look Back at the ’20s

The New Year is a time to reflect on the past year and ponder what the future will bring. We also face the advent of a new decade. With our fondness for old homes–and basically old things in general–we can’t help ourselves but to start with the past. The more distant past, that is… The […]

A Camp Washington Restoration: The “Master Plan”

Thinking of sticking your toe into the home restoration pool? Thinking of buying a fixer-upper?  The scope of your project will vary depending on the property’s condition, but let’s just say that, if it’s a whole-house redo, it is definitely not for the faint of heart. How you approach your project also depends on what […]

A Camp Washington Restoration: Bring On The Game Plan

We have said it before and we will say it again–restoring a historic house is no small undertaking. It can be tough. Hidden surprises can show up. Like massive water leaks during a rainstorm. Finding old termite damage on a major support beam. Or sometimes you just end up going for months with one or […]

Herschede: Early 20th Century Elegance At Its Finest

Built in 1908, the Herschede Mansion sits along Reading Avenue, one of the main thoroughfares of the historic neighborhood of North Avondale in Cincinnati. The neighborhood is known for its grassy, winding streets and stately, old single-family homes. It traces its origins back to the mid 1800s when large tracts of land surrounding the city […]

A Camp Washington Restoration: The Prologue

Restoring a historic house is no small undertaking. It can take years, a decade, a decade plus–there might always be something left to do! Maybe it’s like painting a long roadway bridge. By the time painting is done from one end to the other, it’s time to start all over again. Some folks might do […]

Don’t Muddle Up that Historic Brick Repair!

Have you ever seen a historic brick chimney or wall in sorely in need of repair and restoration? And then right after that did you wonder what the difference is between pointing, repointing, and tuck pointing in brick repair? You are not alone! Actually, a large body of knowledge exists on the subject of brick […]

But is it a Historic Home?

Have you ever done a web search on Zillow.com for historic homes for sale in Cincinnati? We did. At 8:12 AM, September 12, 2019 EST. It pulled up 57 homes for sale classified as “historic”. That’s 57 homes in all of the 79.54 square miles of Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati was settled in 1788 and had […]

So You Think You Want To Buy A Fixer-Upper?

You see them around, those lovely, historic homes, in lovely, historic neighborhoods, that just look like they need a little, well, love. And you can just picture yourself kicking back on the front porch with a glass of lemonade on a warm summer’s day, right? So you think you want to buy an historic home? […]

Trains, a Roman Goddess, and the Hindoo Stakes

The City of Covington, Kentucky, consists of a series of neighborhoods, each one with a unique history and character. In fact, there are 19 neighborhoods in all. Our listing at 501 E. Southern Avenue (MLS # 528509) sits within one of them-the historic neighborhood of Latonia, which became a part of Covington in 1909. Latonia […]