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 […]

The Respectable James Thomas Earle and Her Royal Majesty

There is a very elegant Queen Anne home at 501 E. Southern Avenue (MLS # 528509), in Covington’s historic neighborhood of Latonia currently seeking a new steward. The thing about rather substantial historic homes like this one (it has 5 bedrooms and over 3,200 square feet) is that they often once belonged to important people–folks […]

The Upside of Historic District Living in Bellevue, Kentucky

Our listing at 326 Fairfield Avenue (MLS 528382), Bellevue, Kentucky is a delightful mixture of Late Victorian and Arts & Crafts styles. Built in 1910, this single family home is nestled in the midst of Bellevue’s Fairfield Avenue Historic District. The historic district includes buildings along both sides of Fairfield Avenue/Kentucky Route 8 and extends […]

You Are Where You Live: The Appealing Aesthetics of Newport’s East Row Historic District

It makes sense that we choose to live in places that fit our lifestyle and personality. As such, homeowners develop an emotional attachment to their home–just ask any real estate agent if they have ever worked with a seller whose sentiments for their soon-to-be-former home affected their decision-making! Homeowners develop an emotional attachment to their […]

Twenty One Thirty Six Saint James Avenue, A Love Story

There are many reasons why people choose to live in an historic home. For some, it is because the home reminds them that they are part of something bigger—the long continuum of history. These folks usually consider themselves to be stewards, not owners, and their calling is to keep the home in good shape for […]

Convert! A Stunning Second Act From Church to Home

Our latest listing at 825 Overton Street (MLS 527053) in the East Row Historic District, Newport, Kentucky, is an extraordinary example of adaptive reuse. Built in 1901 by the First Temple Society of Spiritualists, this 6,183-square-foot former church is now an elegant and functional 4-bedroom, 2 full bath / 2 half bath home.

Stuck on Stucco

Exterior stucco. When I think of it, I  think first of Tudor Revival or maybe Spanish Colonial (Cincinnati could be considered something of a “Tudor Town” but we have some Spanish Colonial homes too!). Stucco is more widespread here and elsewhere though. Some of the earliest stucco homes include examples of the Federal, Greek, and […]

A Timeless Revival

Colonial Revival is one of the most classic architectural styles. Popular from 1880 to 1960, details of this design continue to be used in homes built today. Our newest listing, 4021 La Crosse Avenue (MLS #1611441)–built in 1928 and tucked on a quiet cul-de-sac in the historic neighborhood of Madisonville–provides a fine example of this […]

The Francis Mansion—Definitely One Not To Miss

In our experience, a fair number of historic home owners didn’t set out to find and purchase their current home. Perhaps they were simply driving through a neighborhood and caught a glimpse of an old home for sale, or a well-intentioned friend (you know those types!) forwarded a listing to them. However, it happened, they […]

Victorian Christmas Home Tour and Tea

Each year, the East Row Historical Foundation hosts an incredible Christmas tour that showcases beautiful, restored homes on East Row. Visitors may walk through the homes, which reflect Queen Anne and Italianate architecture styles. Interior features include original staircases, fireplace mantles and woodwork. While garlands and greenery are hardly needed for the homes, which are […]