Riverside: A Glimpse in the Life

Riverside is among the oldest of Cincinnati’s 52 neighborhoods and less than 10 minutes from downtown (yeah, we timed it!). Going back to the mid-1800s, Riverside was a very wealthy area–it was actually a rather nice locale if you wanted a sizable estate and perhaps had interest in wine-making in particular…Homes in Riverside were built to impress and were definitely […]

Victorian in Indian Hill

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! […]

Ahimaazing House in Kings

  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 […]

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? […]

A.E. Harding’s Legacy

There is yet another residential property listed for sale that is also on the National Register of Historic Places. This time, it is the historic A. E. Harding Estate, located at 3551 S. Main Street in Excello, Lemon Township–just outside Middletown, Ohio’s city limits. The 3.49-acre property consists of the main residence–a late 19th century […]

Q: What Connects Theology, Electrical Manufacturing, and HPOs in Covington, Kentucky?

441332 The nicely renovated 1883 Italianate at 901 Russell Street in Covington, Kentucky is currently looking for a new steward. This 4-bedroom townhouse is a tasteful blend of modern updates and historic character and charm. Located at the corner of Russell and Ninth streets, it is also within Covington’s Seminary Square National Register Historic District (NRHP […]

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Hannaford’s Guising

You have seen them around town…a boxed-in turret, a Queen Anne covered in single-color vinyl siding, pressure-treated wooden decks in place of shady porches, replacement windows shorter than the original window openings (Eeek!). They can be as scary as any witch, ghost, vampire or ghoul. To remuddle is to remodel a building in a way […]

When There Are Two…

…a National Register district and a local historic district, that is… The East Row Historic District in Newport, Kentucky is one of the commonwealth’s biggest local historic districts AND it encompasses two National Register districts: Mansion Hill, located north of 6th street, and East Newport (or Gateway), which extends to the south. This neighborhood consists […]

Don’t Muddle Up that Brick Repair

Have you ever seen a brick chimney or wall in Cincinnati 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! A large body of knowledge exists on the subject of brick repair […]

8 Reasons To Live in the Rose Hill Park Subdivison

If you are familiar with North Avondale, then you know it has some of the best historic residential architecture in Cincinnati–chock full of gorgeous homes mostly from the 1890s to 1930s. The Rose Hill Park Subdivision—also known as the Rose Hill gaslight district– is North Avondale’s gem. This planned subdivision was the brainchild of Robert […]