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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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. Early stucco examples are the Federal, Greek, and Gothic Revival homes of the […]
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 […]
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 […]
Great homes can be found but they can also be made. It’s not always just about finding the perfect spot. Sometimes it’s more about finding a spot that brings out elements you can build on, grow with and evolve toward creating a space for you to really make your own. That was the case for […]
At Cincinnati Historic Homes, we are more than just architecture enthusiasts. We are real estate agents who pride ourselves on expertly guiding our clients through the process of buying and selling historic homes, navigating historic protections, exceptional building materials and practices, and special property maintenance needs, we have been there for the sale of some of the Greater Cincinnati area’s most unique gems. We would like to introduce you to some of Cincinnati Historic Homes’ greatest success stories.
3886 READING ROAD – This stunning stone home in North Avondale, known as the Herschede Mansion, was on the market for ten years. After 5 other real estate agents tried to sell this home, our team came in as the final and successful listing agent. We were able to find a buyer for this home who didn’t mind its location, condition, or very colorful decor. Notably, under our time as listing agents, this property was featured on The Week in an Ohio Mansions round-up.
8643 KILBY ROAD – After this historic farmhouse was donated to The Ohio Historical Society, we helped them sell the property that was encumbered with historic preservation deed restrictions. It went pending in only 14 days.
992 MARION AVENUE – Known as the Enger mansion, this home in North Avondale came to us through the Cincinnati Preservation Association. This home garnered local and national attention thru marketing campaigns that went viral online, and sold quickly. It is being restored by a family that is doing wonderful work and sharing their progress.
3937 ROSE HILL AVENUE – This green glazed brick beauty sits prominently at the entrance to North Avondale’s Rose Hill Historic District failed to sell with the previous agent. Adam’s experience with 203k loans and historic renovation projects allowed the team to intelligently market the property with full renovation bids and renovation financing to guide the buyers confidently through the transaction, removing much of the guess work and worry that comes along with the purchase of a historic fixer-upper.
7222 GRACELY AVENUE – This home sold in less than 30 days despite the frequent feedback that it was priced at nearly 3x the average sale price in the neighborhood and needing major restoration. We marketed this home with renovation bids and renovation loan financing lined up for another successful sale.
1720 EAST KING ROAD – Now sold, this historic landmark took less than 2 weeks to go under contract with a historic easement deed restriction. Our recent post and blog article on the property reached thousands of readers.
3551 SOUTH MAIN STREET – Now sold, this historic house in Middletown provided some interesting obstacles. The building stood out in a rust belt community with few comparable properties.
3586 RIVER ROAD – A gorgeous antebellum house with views of the river. This home is one of the few examples of Greek Revival architecture in Southwest Ohio and has garnered national and local attention. Due to its challenging location, it remains on the market.
2316 Auburncrest Ave – This pending listing in the heart of Mt. Auburn is a historic oasis. Surrounded by lower priced properties, this home sets an exception for its neighborhood. Our buyers’ agent successfully found the buyers of this home at the February open house.
2088 Lindale Nicholsville Rd – The Aaron Fagin house was added to the national register of historic places. While this home isn’t as grand as the mansions in our portfolio, it is considered a very important example of early 19th century rural dwelling. Despite later additions, it remains very cottage-like in feel. Agricultural easements made this property more difficult to fit with a new owner. Despite (or perhaps because of) its uniqueness, it sold in just 23 days.