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 […]

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 […]