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  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 that were the […]

The Upside of Historic District Living in Bellevue, Kentucky

Our listing at 326 Fairfield Avenue, 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 from Lafayette […]

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 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 […]

A Timeless Revival

Colonial Revival is one of the most classic architectural styles. Popular from 1880 to 1960, details of this design continue to be used in homes built today. Our newest listing, 4021 La Crosse Avenue –built in 1928 and tucked on a quiet cul-de-sac in the historic neighborhood of Madisonville–provides a fine example of this traditional […]

The Francis Mansion—Definitely One Not To Miss

In our experience, a fair number of historic home owners didn’t set out to find and purchase their current home. Perhaps they were simply driving through a neighborhood and caught a glimpse of an old home for sale, or a well-intentioned friend (you know those types!) forwarded a listing to them. However, it happened, they […]

Your Home Is Awaiting You In Glendale!

Have you seen this 135 year old beauty located at 185 Magnolia Avenue in Glendale? You should! It’s a beautiful home packed with lots of features to explore and would make the perfect place to reside at the end of each day. The Carrigan House was built in 1883 within the Glendale Historic District, a […]