A Camp Washington Restoration: Uncovering History

Historic homes have a unique story to tell. People lived there, experienced life’s ups and downs there, and left their mark. One of the best things about a home restoration is what you uncover about the history of the house and the people that came before you. Our Lead Agent Adam Sanregret’s latest restoration project

So You Think You Want to Buy a Fixer-Upper?

You spot them around, lovely old homes, in lovely, historic neighborhoods. We’re talking about homes that stick in your head long after you’ve seen them…It’s a fixer-upper. It just needs a little love, right?

A Queen Anne Victorian Dressed to Impress

The elegant Queen Anne Victorian at 1350 William Howard Taft Road in historic East Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, is for sale. Built in 1896 for William J. Williams—co-founder of Western and Southern Life Insurance—the home was a gift to his daughter

A Camp Washington Restoration: To Strip or Not to Strip

It happens more often than anyone likes to talk about. It can happen to any historic house. You enter the home and (click for sound effect)…The woodwork is painted. That’s what Adam Sanregret, Lead Agent of Cincinnati Historic Homes, saw when he first entered 3071 Sidney Avenue

A Touch of French in the West End: 1106 Dayton Street, Cincinnati

Without a doubt, the rowhouse at 1106 Dayton Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, shows off the grandeur of the Second Empire architectural style. Firstly, the limestone facade evokes both elegance and durability. Secondly, tall windows with ornate hoods draw the eyes upward. Thirdly, a well-designed

A Camp Washington Restoration: The Floors!

Ask any historic home owner. They will agree that original woodwork and wood floors are important to the character of their home. Plus, the beautiful color, luster, texture and grain of old wood is beyond compare. During a home restoration project, if the original wood floors are still there, there comes a point when you […]

The Daniel S. Major House: An Exquisite High Style Italianate Meant to Be Seen

Another piece of history is searching for its next caretaker. This time it’s the ca. 1860 Daniel S. Major House in Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Indiana. This striking Italianate style home sits prominently on a terrace overlooking the Ohio River and U.S. Route 50 (West Eads Parkway) just on the outskirts of Lawrenceburg’s historic city center. It’s […]

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 […]