Oakley has become a mecca for families and young professionals who want to live in one of Cincinnati’s most desireable neighborhoods. Its restaurant scene is thriving, thanks to mainstays like Sleepy, Red Feather, and MadTree Brewing, and new spots continue to pop up, including Holtman’s Donuts, which is slated to open at Oakley Station next to Condado Tacos. Within walking distance to all the action is this affordable like-new home with updated perks and a dreamy kitchen on Oakley’s coveted Markbreit Avenue.
Built in 1916 as a one-bedroom, one-bathroom home, this adorable space was completely updated in 2019. “[It was] one of those homes with a trap door to get to the basement,” says listing agent and founder of Flipping Cincy Kevin Geraci. “We took that [out] and changed around the whole floor plan—now there are steps to the basement instead of a trap door.” Beyond the basement updates, the addition of a bedroom and full bathroom utilizes the home’s 1,000 square footage more efficiently without eliminating necessary living space.
Step through the front door into the living room, which flows into the kitchen and features hardwood floors, a modern overhead ligt fixture, and a perfect window-to-wall ratio that provides plenty of natural light. “My favorite room in the home is the kitchen,” Geraci says. “Kitchen shelves [were] made from scratch at Bloc Ministries’ Woodshed; the wallpaper was made-to-order by an independent designer to add that unique touch.” We agree that the kitchen is the star of the show. Elegant gold accents pair well with the white quartz countertops, custom cabinets, and subway tile backsplash. We’re also fans of the stainless-steel appliances, custom sconces, and an eat-in island with seating for two.
The master bedroom, which previously served as the kitchen space, comes complete with a gorgeous master bath featuring a marble vanity, tile flooring, a gold light fixture and faucet, and a walk-in shower with matte black hardware. The guest bath is just as sleek with similar fixtures and aesthetic. All said, it’s hard to believe this home was built more than 100 years ago.