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 […]

Perfect for Entertaining: a Total Transformation in OTR

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 […]

A Virtual Tour of the Enger Mansion

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 […]

The Enger Mansion

Beautiful Mansion on Marion There are some houses that just stand out. The neighbors all know it as the big house on the corner, and when you find yourself at the corner of Dakota and Marion in historic North Avondale, there is nothing keeping you from gazing up at the Enger Mansion. Surrounded by a […]

On the (Re)Making of a Tudor…Part II

While Tudor Revival houses are very desirable and easily fit with today’s lifestyles, sometimes the modern homeowner could use a little extra something–like a couple of extra rooms, or maybe a garage…Enter the addition. From a preservation perspective, any expansion or major alteration to an historic house is tricky because it has the potential to […]

On the (Re)Making of a Tudor

Tudor Revival was one of the most popular architectural styles during the early 20th Century in Cincinnati, to the extent that some entire streets were lined with beautiful homes of this type. Our newest listing, 700 E. Mitchell Avenue (MLS #1452010), built in 1930 and nestled in the historic Rose Hill Subdivision of North Avondale, […]

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 Very Pleasant Locale…

College Hill, one of Cincinnati’s 52 official neighborhoods, is a very pleasant place indeed, covering about 3.4 square miles. Founded in 1813, it was originally called Pleasant Hill. Looking at the historic topographical map included here, it is a rather nice, upland area…and certainly would have been a lovely change from 19th century, dense, dirty, […]

A Sea Captain’s Preference

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 […]

Lemons, Locks, Mills, and Trains

The National Register property that we currently have listed for sale–the circa 1875 A. E. Harding residence–is in a very unique spot, historically-speaking of course. The physical address is 3551 S. Main Street, Lemon Township, Butler County Ohio–just outside Middletown’s city limits. It also happens to be in the community of Excello and adjacent to […]