This Reading Road Condo Used To Be a Glass Factory

512 Reading Road, Downtown, $350,000

In its former life, this building was home to the H. Neuer Glass company, established in 1909; roughly 100 years later, the 33,000 square-foot building was renamed the Glass House Lofts and converted into 11 condominiums.

Photograph courtesy Comey & Shepherd

Distressed brick walls and exposed piping and ductwork give this particular unit a sort of urban-Gothic feel that’s not often found in Cincinnati. The place also has some fun finishes, like that freestanding chunky wood doorframe separating the living room from the dining room and kitchen in an otherwise open space, and the walled office in the living room that could easily double as a guest bedroom.

Photograph courtesy Comey & Shepherd

Photograph courtesy Comey & Shepherd

Potential buyers will no doubt be drawn to some of the building’s cool shared amenities, especially the attached parking garage, rooftop deck with sweeping views of the Cincinnati skyline and basement wine cellar-tasting room (plus personal wine storage lockers). And salvage junkies will love this: “During renovation,” says Sylvester, “the developers found significant glass remnants in the building and incorporated them into some cool panels and hanging glass sculptures by an artist from Louisville”—all of which now hang in the lobby.

 

 

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