On the Market: An Understated Victorian in Columbia-Tusculum

3235 GOLDEN AVENUE, $324,900

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Columbia-Tusculum is famous for its riverside views, quirky homes, and storied past as Cincinnati’s oldest neighborhood. Fewer than five minutes away from Mt. Lookout Square (seven from Hyde Park if you really feel like venturing out), this three-bedroom, 1,562-square-foot Victorian steals the show with its simple charm.

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Compared to the Painted Ladies in the area, with their bright paint jobs and intricate exterior molding, this Golden Avenue home is downright subtle. With clean lines and muted colors, the listing stands out for its ability to blend in.

Ample windows and hardwood floors give the place an open, airy feel. An updated kitchen with granite counters are a clear indicator that although the house flaunts its classic features, it’s not stuck in the last century (the bathrooms are equally modernized).

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The finished third floor is a cozy escape: A row of skylights floods the space with natural light, making it the perfect space for a bedroom, play area, or reading nook.

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Image courtesy Comey & Shepherd Realtors

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Image courtesy Comey & Shepherd Realtors

Image courtesy Comey & Shepherd Realtors

The dining room’s exposed brick and crown molding would fit perfectly in a Brooklyn brownstone. The large deck and private yard? Not so much. Sometimes you really can have the best of both worlds.

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