An “area of rapid development” is how listing agent Adam Jessen describes Evanston, the neighborhood where this home lives and one that’s close to Walnut Hills, Xavier University, and O’Bryonville. But don’t just take his word for it; check out the MLS, which at press time shows 32 homes for sale there, 17 of which are already sale pending. The rest are a mix of new construction, fixer-uppers, and massively overhauled properties. This 113-year-old home, with its open layout and modern grey-toned wood floors, rests firmly in the latter category.
With four bedrooms and two full baths, this place has major perks like a spacious master bedroom, two fireplaces, and a finished third-floor bonus room that would make a great study or den. It also has some important new features that aren’t as sexy to look at but are definitely worth their weight in gold: a new roof; a new driveway; and new plumbing, electric, and HVAC systems. Personally, we’re big fans of the newly rebuilt front porch—a great place to kick back and watch the world walk by (or maybe the neighboring properties being renovated, in the race to keep up with demand).