An Affordable Shotgun-Style Home in Covington

This 1830s remodel meshes old with the new including salvaged flooring and modern kitchen details.

1313 Holman Avenue

Photograph by Grace Jackson with Next Door Photos

West Covington is gaining popularity these days and we’re here for it. Nearby Linden Grove Cemetery and Arboretum gives a little bit of nature in the midst of the city, and West Covington is convenient to local restaurants too. This Holman Avenue property is right in the middle of the up-and-coming neighborhood. The brand-new updates mesh well with the historic nature of the home. Built in 1830, the shotgun-style home was redesigned to capture character like original hardwood, wood detailing, and exposed brick, plus plenty of other examples too.

Photograph by Grace Jackson with Next Door Photos

Even though it’s a two-bedroom, one-bath space, the home takes advantage of every bit of square footage starting at the front porch. At the entry, there’s a spacious front deck convenient for eating outdoors, with shrubs lining the top of the retaining wall. Inside the home, the living room features high ceilings with contrasting hand hewn ceiling joists and original hardwood floors. A shiplapped fireplace wall is the perfect spot for your TV.

Straight ahead, the turquoise-themed kitchen has eclectic details like bright cabinets, a metal ceiling, and shelving that was repurposed from the home’s original chestnut floor joists. A subway tile backsplash lines the countertops with an exposed brick chimney wall that splits the room. The island matches the turquoise cabinets, with enough space for a few people to sit. There’s room behind the island to place a hutch for more storage or a dining table.

Photograph by Grace Jackson with Next Door Photos

More shiplap was installed with a robin’s egg blue sliding door that leads to the bunk room and laundry space. Built-in bunk beds fill most of the room, and a set of stairs leads to the second bunk and a small shelf too. The home’s only bathroom is located off the bunk room. The bathroom style is similar to the kitchen with rustic wood elements, subway tile, and black hexagon tile lining the floor. The master bedroom also has hardwood floors with a window that peers out back and a freestanding closet.

The fenced-in backyard area includes pavers ready to create an entertaining space with patio furniture and a gate that opens to the alley that runs between the house and Linden Grove. It’s the perfect starter home!

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