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Hannaford’s Guising

You have seen them around town…a boxed-in turret, a Queen Anne covered in single-color vinyl siding, pressure-treated wooden decks in place of shady porches, replacement windows shorter than the original window openings (Eeek!). They can be as scary as any witch, ghost, vampire or ghoul. To remuddle is to remodel a building in a way […]

When There Are Two…

…a National Register district and a local historic district, that is… The East Row Historic District in Newport, Kentucky is one of the commonwealth’s biggest local historic districts AND it encompasses two National Register districts: Mansion Hill, located north of 6th street, and East Newport (or Gateway), which extends to the south. This neighborhood consists […]

8 Reasons to Live in the Rose Hill Park Subdivision

If you are familiar with North Avondale, then you know it has some of the best historic residential architecture in Cincinnati–chock full of gorgeous homes mostly from the 1890s to 1930s. The Rose Hill Park Subdivision—also known as the Rose Hill gaslight district– is North Avondale’s gem. This planned subdivision was the brainchild of Robert […]

DIY Historic Home Improvements….Just Do It

Any homeowner, and especially the proud owner of an historic home, always seems to possess the never-ending home improvements list (this may also be known as the “honey-do list“). In fact,isn’t this list conveniently started for them by their dear home inspector as part of the home-buying process? Thanks, inspectors! With springtime finally here, the […]

Onward….to the Good Stewardship of Historic Roudebush Farm

Roudebush Farm–described in detail in my last blog post–is a circa 1870 farmstead in northwestern Hamilton County, Ohio hoping for a new owner (MLS# 1386447). The farm is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (Ref #76001449) and notable for its well preserved farmhouse, schoolhouse (now a two-bedroom residence), and original barn (the barn […]

A Great Combination: The Historic Charles E. Roth House and the FHA 203k Renovation Loan

Adam and I are hosting a tour and presentation of the historic Charles E. Roth house—the subject of a previous blog post—focusing on the use of the FHA 203k Renovation Loan. Built in 1907, the Roth House is located at 3937 Rose Hill Avenue in the Cincinnati neighborhood of North Avondale. It is for sale, […]

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Old Homes, Old Toilets: Restoring the Porcelain God

Toilets are something many people take for granted. Toilets of one shape or another have been around for millennia, such that even credit for the modern flush toilet is obscure. Many either give credit to Thomas Crapper (1837-1910) or Alexander Cumming, who patented a flushing device in 1775. Toilets do matter to a lot of […]

What’s in a CincinnatiHistoricHomes.com Blog Anyway?

Welcome! This is the first blog post for CincinnatiHistoricHomes.com! This blog extraordinaire is a creation of the Sanregret Team, comprised of Adam Sanregret and myself, Karen Garrard. We specialize in providing real estate services for historic homes in Ohio and northern Kentucky (okay, okay, as well as apartment buildings,