T he neighborhood I grew up in wasn’t far from the historic Cincinnati suburb of Avondale. Back in ’08 I wrote a week-long series about the area, which is one of my favorite places for “walking and gawking.” This house is on the corner of Beechwood and Rose Hill, streets known for their beautiful older homes, so I was excited to peek inside.
Avondale was one of the first suburbs in Cincinnati. In 1886 Willard Glazier wrote about it in his book Peculiarities of American Cities, calling it “a beautiful enclave where the homes of Cincinnati’s merchant princes and millionaires are found in elegant cottages, tasteful villas and substantial mansions.”
Avondale was modeled on an English town concept with large lots, winding streets, sidewalks, underground utilities, and gaslights that still flicker. The leading local architects of the Victorian era were hired to design fashionable homes for some of Cincinnati’s wealthiest families.
The house has 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and about 3,500 square feet.
A wisteria-covered deck on the back of the house:
It’s on the market for $715,000. For more photos and information about the house, check the Coldwell Banker Listing by Nellie Schweer. (Thanks to Sarah for telling me about it!)
You can see more houses from the neighborhood here: