September 2006 Italianate

LOCATION: Cincinnati, Ohio
STATUS: Still available
PRICE: $50,000

This poor old 1880s Italianate is still needs someone to restore its sturdy brick façade and make it into a home. While many readers have traveled to Cincinnati to take a look, most were turned off by the "transitional nature" of the neighborhood, says realtor Christine Schoonover. The house is located in historic Over-the-Rhine, once home to over 45,000, mostly German residents, who opened dozens of beer halls, breweries and saloons. While the neighborhood went through a decades-long rough patch, new businesses and residents are trying to return it to its former glory—a worthwhile task, since OTR is home to some of Cincinnati's finest architecture.

Call Christine Schoonover at 513-619-7502.
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