Next Chapter for the Historic Eckstein School

Adaptive reuse is the renovation and reuse of pre-existing structures for new purposes. It gives new life to buildings such as churches, schoolhouses, and warehouses that are neglected or whose original use is obsolete. Adaptive reuse does not mean the history of these properties should be forgotten. The Eckstein School in the Village of Glendale, […]

Thanks For That Historic Roof Over Your Head

Thanksgiving is always the 4th Thursday of November, kudos to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Congress back in 1941. This Thanksgiving is a departure from a lot of what we have normally done but, still, on this day, we will gather with family, and maybe some friends, and give thanks for all our blessings. The […]

“My Old Window Is Jammed. It’s Such A Pane.”

If you love old houses, you love the appearance and character of the original windows too. That’s not surprising since windows are one of the most important, character-defining features of historic homes. Unfortunately, issues of energy efficiency and repair and maintenance can lead homeowners along the path to replacement windows. But, unlike old wooden windows, […]

Camp Washington Restoration: Exploring the 3 Rs

This is the 8th post documenting Lead Agent Adam Sanregret’s home restoration project: 3071 Sidney Avenue in Cincinnati’s historic Camp Washington. As for Adam’s timeline, it’s quite good. He started his whole house project in May 2019 and he’s quickly wrapping things up. You can consider this post an intermission with the grand finale on […]

Adaptive Reuse: Saloon-ward and Upward

As our cities and towns age, the adaptive reuse of old buildings is something we see more often. What we see today traces its roots to the historic preservation movement started in the mid-1960s—when the National Historic Preservation Act was passed in response to the destruction of historic buildings.  But the repurposing of old buildings […]

The Verona: A History of Upscale Apartment Living

On Park Avenue, in Cincinnati’s Walnut Hills neighborhood, sits a large, brick and masonry, U-shaped building. The building’s Neoclassical and Renaissance Revival exterior is notable for its symmetry, tall columns, and elaborate doorways. It’s the Verona, built in 1906 as a distinguished, upscale apartment building.

Why Buy Historic Real Estate? Let’s Talk Tax Breaks

Got your sights set on an actual historic home or building? Many people become enchanted with the charm and appeal of historical properties simply because they are old, unique, and irreplaceable. However, are you aware that many states, counties, and city governments offer tax breaks for owning and restoring a historical home or building?

A Camp Washington Restoration: Uncovering History

Historic homes have a unique story to tell. People lived there, experienced life’s ups and downs there, and left their mark. One of the best things about a home restoration is what you uncover about the history of the house and the people that came before you. Our Lead Agent Adam Sanregret’s latest restoration project

So You Think You Want to Buy a Fixer-Upper?

You spot them around, lovely old homes, in lovely, historic neighborhoods. We’re talking about homes that stick in your head long after you’ve seen them…It’s a fixer-upper. It just needs a little love, right?

A Queen Anne Victorian Dressed to Impress

The elegant Queen Anne Victorian at 1350 William Howard Taft Road in historic East Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, is for sale. Built in 1896 for William J. Williams—co-founder of Western and Southern Life Insurance—the home was a gift to his daughter