A Rehabbed Corryville Home With Exposed Brick and a Loft-Like Feel

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2817 Highland Avenue

As urban neighborhoods throughout the city continue growing in popularity, Corryville is getting in on the revitalization action, too. Consider this 119-year-old single-family home, about five blocks from the University of Cincinnati’s medical campus in Clifton.

Once divided into a mix of commercial space and apartments, the building was rescued from foreclosure by its current owner in May 2017. After taking the interiors down to the studs, the owner spent nine months rebuilding or replacing pretty much everything inside, says listing agent Mitchell Ram. Today, the four bedroom, two bath home features new hardwood flooring, a new main staircase, new ceilings and walls throughout and a new, granite-clad kitchen with island seating and a spacious attached breakfast room. The home also has a new roof.

Upgrades are cool, and almost expected in renos like this, but the features that make this house stand out are the tall ceilings, spacious rooms, and oversized windows, which make the place extra bright. Our favorite feature by far is the abundance of original, exposed brick inside—a touch that, combined with exposed ductwork, gives the whole place a loft-like feel.

If all of that isn’t enough to sell you on this home, consider this, says Ram: the property comes with a 10-year tax abatement. For buyers looking to live in walking distance of both UC and University Hospital without paying a premium, it probably doesn’t get much better than that.

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