There aren’t a lot of places close to Cincinnati’s urban core where buyers can find well-maintained historic properties with an affordable price tag. Enter Madisonville, one of the city’s hottest neighborhoods for existing home sales. Nestled between Oakley, Hyde Park, Fairfax, and Kenwood, Madisonville’s location is hard to beat, and great older homes like this Dutch Center Hall Colonial have helped fuel the neighborhood’s recent resurgence.
According to listing agent Joby Law, the chunk of Erie Avenue where this home stands was once known as “doctor’s row,” because “a lot of physicians built homes there in the early 1900s.” What makes this particular structure stand out are the kinds of finish details builders just don’t use anymore: a fireplace and grand staircase in the front hall; a unique, decorative arch pattern in the window mullions; and a carved diamond detail that appears above the second-floor exterior windows and again in the front hall, beneath two pillars. We’re also huge fans of the welcoming front porch and the trio of leaded glass windows beside it, complete with a complementary flower box.
The home also includes four bedrooms, two and a half baths, a detached two-car garage, and a fenced-in backyard, making it an ideal option for growing families. Unfortunately, it went sale pending shortly after listing—fair warning that Madisonville homes really are as hot as the sales numbers indicate.