Over the last couple years, we’ve seen dozens—probably even hundreds—of renovations hit the market. Pandemic-era hobbies became masterpieces like this restored Victorian in Northside, a local TikToker that renovated her childhood home and documented it, and even a husband and wife duo that starred on an HGTV flipping show—this Covington triplex can be added to the list.
The family team—mom, dad, and son—tackled the MainStrasse project while the son picked finishes from his home in Hawaii during the pandemic. It’s a three-unit property located on Fifth Street, just a block away from Covington’s up-and-coming $20 million development sandwiched between MainStrasse and the Licking River.
Spanning 2,100 square-feet, the home was updated with a fresh coat of paint with a charming fence that lines the front of the property. Immediately through the side entrance, you’ll find a space that acts as a common area for the triplex, complete with massive chandeliers and a fireplace.
The first apartment is tucked away to the left of the common space, behind modern gray-blue doors that repeat throughout the building. The kitchen features a whitewashed, exposed brick wall that contrasts the dark wood window frames adding a rustic look to the historic details. Light gray cabinets and stainless appliances create a sleek style in the unit that modernizes the original walls and molding.
The second unit is more spacious with an original, rustic fireplace with the kitchen and living area is separated by a small bar. In the kitchen, stainless appliances match the cabinets and shelving that offer plenty of storage. This unit also features an added benefit—extra counter space. Just around the corner, the bathroom has a pebble tile design in the shower stall and beautiful slate floors.
On the top floor, you’ll find the largest of the three units, a bright, spacious apartment that sprinkles in many of the same features as the rest. This unit shines thanks to the skylights that flood the bedroom with natural light.
Off the kitchen, there’s a set of double doors that lead to a small deck area outside and windows are almost down to the floor—all whisking in natural light for you and your plants to soak in the sun. From the back deck, you can see Paul Brown Stadium and the rest of the city skyline clearly. We imagine it’s lit nicely at night!
One of the biggest draws to this triplex, though, is the neighborhood. Just steps from home, you’ll find everything from live music venues to coffee shops. Local favorites like Del Gardo’s Cannoli, Ripple Wine Bar, and Braxton Brewery are just steps away. For music and staycation activities, The Madison and Hotel Covington are fun and swanky choices for date night. You’ll never be bored living in the middle of this Northern Kentucky city.