Monday, November 17, 2014

Midwest Preservation Bargains: 19 N 6th St. Hamilton Ohio

The porch columns are nice, wait until you see the inside! 
Lets face it, while we might like to live in a grand mansion, we have to deal with the real world of restoration and upkeep once we are done. Finding a comfortable size home with the history intact is really hard to find. Often they have been trashed by slumlords or HGTV'd to death.

Now maybe from the outside you might pass this by, the vinyl siding does nothing for it although it has a porch with potential.

Note the stain glass window in the entry!
 However, when you enter the front door all your perceptions of a "ho hum" house goes out the door. This house has the things most of us are looking for in a restoration.

Rose color tile surround and a great columned mantle in the parlor
Dark green tile in this room with another fine mantle
 Woodwork, nice staircase, original tile and mantels AND some real bonuses of the original stained glass and a great dining room built in that is totally unexpected in a house in this price range.

Stained glass and transom stained glass on the landing, Wow!
Dining room built-in is amazing and unexpected
And speaking of price ...can you believe 24,500? The price was recently dropped and I can't believe this one will last long. So if you have been looking for something affordable with character and style, this is it.
Stairs to a 3rd floor offers expansion possibilities

It will need kitchen updates but two bathrooms and a third floor attic for expansion means this house can grow. Just tearing out the carpet and a fresh coat of paint on the inside will do wonders and come spring, you can invite all your friends over to 'devinyl" the outside and paint here in a 4 color Victorian paint job this house deserves. I predict there is some fish scale and maybe some stick detailing hidden under that plastic!

Really cool 1920's tub could be incorporated in the bathroom makeover
More information: 16 N 6TH

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