Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Reviving Cincinnati: 439 Hawthorne Avenue, Part II

Price Hill Will's rehabilitation of 439 Hawthorne Avenue has been completed, and is on the market for $152,500.

The 1905 Victorian, formerly used as a two-family, is fairly close to being new construction with:

  • New siding
  • New roof
  • New electric, plumbing, and HVAC
  • New windows
  • New kitchen
  • New bathrooms
  • New laminate, wood, and carpet flooring
  • A restored full basement with glass block windows
Within the three-level house is a 300-square-foot-plus living room, and an eat-in kitchen with a large attached dining room.

Four bedrooms and three baths have been created, including a second-level master suite.

Outside, the porch is again functional, and a new concrete parking pad can support the construction of a new garage.

The white mantels you'll see throughout the house were rescued from the demolition of 1120 Beech Avenue, a house that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places but was deemed far too expensive to save.

Project funding came from the Housing Development Assistance Program, administered by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency.

Through this program, Price Hill Will is able to offer a 15-year, soft second mortgage that could shave an additional $30,000 off of the listing price.

In 2007, this house was being sold "as is" for $19,500, and anyone who had seen this house only a few months ago might have wanted to tear it down.

Now it holds the corner really well, and should really stand out once the grass and landscaping comes in.

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Previous reading on BC:
Reviving Cincinnati: 439 Hawthorne Avenue, Part I (10/30/08)