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 […]

Is Your Home an Historic Home?

Ever wonder just what makes an old home an historic home? Ever done a web search on Zillow.com for Cincinnati historic homes for sale? We did. At 8:12 AM, September 12, 2019 EST. The search pulled up 57 homes for sale classified as “historic”. To be clear, That’s 57 homes in all of the 79.54 […]

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 […]

Hidden Hollow: A Charming Federal Style Country Home

It is not often we have the pleasure of having a real estate listing that has a name. The charming country home at 2088 Lindale-Nicholsville Road, Monroe Township, Ohio–along with its 40-plus acres–does though. Hidden Hollow. Tucked back off the road, at the end of a long driveway through a tall stand of pines, in a setting both landscaped and […]

Historic Districts: Location, Location, Location!

Any real estate agent will tell you that when buying a home, do not forget to consider “Location, Location, Location!” Different neighborhoods have different characteristics and you will want to pick the one that fits your lifestyle and personality and provides the amenities and niceties that you want around you. However, aside from all that, location […]

Exploring Riverside

Of the 52 neighborhoods in Cincinnati, 10 of them face the river front. And only one of those neighborhoods is actually named after the geological place it exists, Riverside. There is something magical about being able to wake up and look out on the Ohio River, and that is a benefit that residents of Riverside […]

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 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 […]

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 […]