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 with help from inspired owners working with local architect Don Beck, the building was totally transformed. Today, our listing at 1428 Republic Street (MLS:1476209) is both a historic and a modern masterpiece. This 3-story home has 2 bedrooms including a master suite, 2.5 baths, a formal dining room, family room, and gated parking for 5 cars. The layout is perfect for those looking for a traditional home in the urban core. The current plan is adaptable to other lifestyle needs and all rooms are linked by a beautiful oak staircase.
The blend of historic and contemporary design is absolutely stunning from wallpaper and trim to floor finishes. Entertaining is easy with perfect spaces both indoors and out. The home is located mere blocks away from some of the best downtown restaurants, the popular Washington Park and in a few months it will be a short skip to a Cincinnati streetcar stop.The transformation of this home is nothing short of amazing.
When the owners decided to purchase this property, they knew they were buying a building that needed them like they needed it. With major tuck pointing, new windows, a fresh coat of paint, the addition of a small deck, a brand new gate and addition of ample parking, the exterior now stands out and hints at the major changes made to the interior of this home.There were no HVAC systems in place, so each room had to be engineered with modern systems. The new owners had to decide where lights and structural changes would work the best for ease of lifestyle.
This home hasn’t been a stranger to good press. The link may have expired but WCPO previously did a great article covering the transformation and the roll the owners have played in the community. To discover more about this wonderful listing check out our listing here!