This was a most difficult decision on our part but the increasing demands of our consulting business and the opening of our new Historic Design Center in 2015 and the expansion of our antiques business, we simply do not have the time, and energy, to devote to its continued restoration.
Inside: all the old ductwork has been removed and rerun, Wiring has been carefully fished through existing plaster walls so the home can be upgraded to 200 amp service and be trouble free. New Pex plumbing has been run and is ready for connection to manifolds, The upstairs has been reconfigured to provide for a new master bath and a historic Claw foot tub located for it. The house is largely ready for HVAC installation.
The house is ready for an exterior paint touch up and some siding will need be done. The Roof is recent and in great condition. The house had replacement windows installed before we bought it but historic sashes are easy to find locally to go back to original 2 over 2's.
Our plan has been to remove part of rear structure added in 1900 and build a larger kitchen wing but one may elect to stay in the original footprint but some restructuring of the room used as the kitchen would be required. The house originally had a separate brick kitchen. The house sits on a double lot and property taxes on house and lot are less than 100.00 a year. There is more than enough room on the double lot for a new garage
The home is eligible for a 275K 10 year tax abatement offset against any work done that improves its value.
Victorian Antiquities and Design Blog, there have been article's in numerous publications including the Cincinnati Enquirer about the restoration. It has been featured in numerous preservation based forums as well. The home was the centerpiece home of the Knox Hill Preservation Opportunity Home Tour in 2012.
If you are a preservation minded buyer who appreciates the historical significance of this home and wants to be part of the renaissance going on in the neighborhood Please contact me for complete information on what has been done to date and what remains to be done.