A Revived 146-Year-Old Townhouse in Over-the-Rhine


1532 Republic Street

Photograph by Kathy Kelley

Thanks to a mansard roof, elaborate moldings, and decorative gray and powder blue exterior trim, this brick charmer on Republic Street could easily be the poster child for historic downtown Cincinnati architecture. At 146 years old, the home also has a new lease on life, after a recent “gut renovation,” says listing agent and owner Lauren Farquhar.

Perks here include a spacious, open floorplan with multi-hued wood floors, an uber-sleek kitchen with subway wall tiles and stainless steel appliances, multiple barn doors, a second-story outdoor deck, and ultra-glam bathrooms (check out the master bath finishes, including a stand-alone soaking tub, unique scalloped wall tile in the shower, and graceful tulip-shaped pendants over the vanities).

Photograph by Kathy Kelley

For homebuyers who want up-to-the-minute technology, the three-bedroom, two-and-a-half–bath house also has “smart home” features, so owners can control everything from lighting to the thermostat, security cameras, and the garage door with the tap of a digital device. Best of all, the home is located midway between Findlay Market and Washington Park, with easy access to the streetcar, Music Hall, and OTR’s shops, restaurants, and bars. Bottom line: This place is well worth a look for buyers who want in on the downtown Cincinnati action.

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