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 […]

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 […]