At Cincinnati Historic Homes, we are more than just architecture enthusiasts. We are real estate agents who pride ourselves on expertly guiding our clients through the process of buying and selling historic homes, navigating historic protections, exceptional building materials and practices, and special property maintenance needs, we have been there for the sale of some of the Greater Cincinnati area’s most unique gems. We would like to introduce you to some of Cincinnati Historic Homes’ greatest success stories.
3886 READING ROAD – This stunning stone home in North Avondale, known as the Herschede Mansion, was on the market for ten years. After 5 other real estate agents tried to sell this home, our team came in as the final and successful listing agent. We were able to find a buyer for this home who didn’t mind its location, condition, or very colorful decor. Notably, under our time as listing agents, this property was featured on The Week in an Ohio Mansions round-up.
8643 KILBY ROAD – After this historic farmhouse was donated to The Ohio Historical Society, we helped them sell the property that was encumbered with historic preservation deed restrictions. It went pending in only 14 days.
992 MARION AVENUE – Known as the Enger mansion, this home in North Avondale came to us through the Cincinnati Preservation Association. This home garnered local and national attention thru marketing campaigns that went viral online, and sold quickly. It is being restored by a family that is doing wonderful work and sharing their progress.
3937 ROSE HILL AVENUE – This green glazed brick beauty sits prominently at the entrance to North Avondale’s Rose Hill Historic District failed to sell with the previous agent. Adam’s experience with 203k loans and historic renovation projects allowed the team to intelligently market the property with full renovation bids and renovation financing to guide the buyers confidently through the transaction, removing much of the guess work and worry that comes along with the purchase of a historic fixer-upper.
7222 GRACELY AVENUE – This home sold in less than 30 days despite the frequent feedback that it was priced at nearly 3x the average sale price in the neighborhood and needing major restoration. We marketed this home with renovation bids and renovation loan financing lined up for another successful sale.
1720 EAST KING ROAD – Now sold, this historic landmark took less than 2 weeks to go under contract with a historic easement deed restriction. Our recent post and blog article on the property reached thousands of readers.
3551 SOUTH MAIN STREET – Now sold, this historic house in Middletown provided some interesting obstacles. The building stood out in a rust belt community with few comparable properties.
3586 RIVER ROAD – A gorgeous antebellum house with views of the river. This home is one of the few examples of Greek Revival architecture in Southwest Ohio and has garnered national and local attention. Due to its challenging location, it remains on the market.
2316 Auburncrest Ave – This pending listing in the heart of Mt. Auburn is a historic oasis. Surrounded by lower priced properties, this home sets an exception for its neighborhood. Our buyers’ agent successfully found the buyers of this home at the February open house.
2088 Lindale Nicholsville Rd – The Aaron Fagin house was added to the national register of historic places. While this home isn’t as grand as the mansions in our portfolio, it is considered a very important example of early 19th century rural dwelling. Despite later additions, it remains very cottage-like in feel. Agricultural easements made this property more difficult to fit with a new owner. Despite (or perhaps because of) its uniqueness, it sold in just 23 days.
It is not often we have the pleasure of having a real estate listing that has a name. The charming country home at 2088 Lindale-Nicholsville Road, Monroe Township, Ohio–along with its 40-plus acres–does though. Hidden Hollow. Tucked back off the road, at the end of a long driveway through a tall stand of pines, in a setting both landscaped and […]
Any real estate agent will tell you that when buying a home, do not forget to consider “Location, Location, Location!” Different neighborhoods have different characteristics and you will want to pick the one that fits your lifestyle and personality and provides the amenities and niceties that you want around you. However, aside from all that, location […]
We appreciate you reading our blog. We love that you share our passion for historic homes. That is why today as want to share with you, a special listing that isn’t yet on the market. This pocket listing is not yet in MLS, But we wanted to give you a head start. So take it! […]
Of the 52 neighborhoods in Cincinnati, 10 of them face the river front. And only one of those neighborhoods is actually named after the geological place it exists, Riverside. There is something magical about being able to wake up and look out on the Ohio River, and that is a benefit that residents of Riverside […]
We are so happy to share with you some history on our newest listing at 1720 East King Avenue in Kings Mills, Ohio. (MLS#1484045) Ever wondered about where Kings Island got its name? It’s derivatives are in 2 parts. First – ‘Island’ comes from Coney Island. Which Kings Island Amusement Park was opened, many […]
Finding a shell of a house and transforming it into something livable takes serious creativity and crafty financing. Built in the 1880’s, 1428 Republic Street is located in the historic neighborhood of Over the Rhine on a quiet residential street. For decades the home sat vacant and neglected without plumbing, electricity, or floors to walk on. But […]
Last week we posted the history of The Enger Mansion. This week we wanted to share some updated photos of this beautiful Beax Arts/Italian Renaissance Mansion. Each room of this home has unique details and motifs that are eager to be appreciated! For more information about this property and others you can check out our […]
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? […]
The Italianate architectural style–meant to evoke the glorious villas of Renaissance Italy–first hit the United States in the 1840s and remained very popular until 1890. General lore colors the style as favored by sea captains with its “widow’s walk”–or rooftop platform–and associated romantic myth of mariners’ wives vainly waiting for their spouses to return (nothing […]