1894 Queen Anne – Cincinnati, OH

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Added to OHD on 7/19/13   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   23 Comments

932 Avondale Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45229

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  • $349,900
  • 7 Bed
  • 4.5 Bath
  • 7700 Sq Ft
  • 0.31 Ac.
For additional information please visit- northavondalemansion.com. Also listed on- historicproperties.com & the National Trust for Historic preservation. This classic Queen Anne Victorian with a stately corner tower was built in 1894. Located in one of the oldest planned neighborhoods in the city, with century old trees, underground utilities & gas lights. This North Avondale Mansion was the first home built in the neighborhood, and sits on a high point facing South. Three courses of deep red brick, mortared with butter joints, create 18" thick walls, and support 3 stories plus a granite walled basement. The original, lovingly maintained & steeply pitched Buckingham slate roof sits securely atop the mansion. This is a roof that will last 200 years. There are fifty two original solid wood double hung windows snugly covered with storm windows. Seven Rookwood tile fireplaces with working gas inserts. Totally original, always maintained and in excellent condition, preserving all architectural details. The elegant foyer with mosaic tile is a great entryway. A custom 8 door Jewett Refrigerator for the main kitchen. The main hallway is done in quarter-sawn oak, and leads to a grand staircase.There is also a 2nd back "servant's staircase going up to 2nd & 3rd floor. Northavondalemansion Includes a self-sustaining multigenerational suite of rooms on the 3rd floor. The back porch has 2 entrances, one into the originally maintained main kitchen, the other into the back hallway. There is an working antique gas high legged stove in the big kitchen. Just off of the main kitchen is the original butler's pantry with a Chambers gas stove. The dining room has quarter sawn oak wainscoting inlaid with many Rookwood tile landscapes depicting "Columbus' Sailing Ships"- La Nina, The Pinta & the Santa Maria. A very large, custom ordered, floor to ceiling, 12 foot high Impressive Rookwood tile fireplace is the centerpiece of the room Cherry wood is used in the living room & it has a built in library. Curly maple wood was used in the parlor bedroom which has an antique oval bathtub. The basement is dry and with living quarters. The North Avondale Mansion is surrounded by an Ivy ground cover. A wide inviting Victorian front porch with a 100 yr. old oak swing. The Master Tower bedroom adjoins a Rookwood tile bathroom. There are abundant closets throughout the house. Ceilings are 12? high with 7 working Rookwood tile natural gas fireplaces. Original wood windows covered with storm windows. Beautiful Inlaid hardwood floors. New high efficiency HVAC systems. There are many stained glass windows. A custom designed redwood sauna is your own Spa. Please visit - www.northavondalemansion.com
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Patty Williams, Robinson Sotheby's Realty
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23 Comments on 1894 Queen Anne – Cincinnati, OH

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  1. Meg@sparrowhaunt.com says: 86 comments

    Well, thanks for posting this Kelly, I may never forgive you 😉 It’s so similar to what my own house was, but SO much more . . . The Rookwood tile and inward facing chandeliers/gasoliers are beyond beautiful, not to mention those bathrooms with all the original accessories. If I max out my credit cards on ebay tonight it will all be your fault . . .

  2. Linda Omoletski says: 71 comments

    I LOVE this house..

  3. says: 457 comments

    It has a time capsule feeling. Nice details.

  4. Marcia Ames says: 23 comments

    I love this house!!! The kitchen and baths are my cup of tea. Oh what fun I’d have with this….I’m running out for a lottery ticket!

  5. John Shiflet says: 5665 comments

    Historically, the Avondale suburb along Reading Road had some of Cincinnati’s most elegant late Victorian mansions. By the late 1960’s the area was fading and in decline while racially tinged riots along Reading Road during that era accelerated this decline. However, in subsequent decades, a realignment demographically occurred with the areas south of Dana Avenue (where growing Xavier University anchors the neighborhood) becoming almost exclusively African American and those north of it becoming more diverse with a balance of ethnicities. This northern area which has been rebranded as “North Avondale” has maintained its property values and desirability with most of the grand old homes from the turn of the last century being well maintained as seen in this example. There are also some grand homes south of Dana but they have not fared as well generally. Avondale of a century ago was equal to the old money neighborhood of Clifton where many of Cincinnati’s well to do families have sought to live since the 1850’s. But Avondale was more culturally diverse and was home to many of Cincinnati’s well to do Jewish families. Famed Hollywood producer Steven Spielberg’s family once lived on Lexington Ave. just a short distance from the large former synagogue on Reading Road, now used as a large African-American Church. But North Avondale, where this fine old home is located, is stable and its fine old homes are still coveted. Younger, more affluent families have bought some of the old mansions in recent years and the North Avondale neighborhood association is quite active and warmly welcomes new homeowners.

    As for the house, its is on the higher end of North Avondale homes from the turn of the last century. Some of Cincinnati’s best architects (Samuel Hannaford, James McLaughlin) as well as well-known Eastern architects designed grand homes in the area-but I’m not familiar with the design provenance of this particular house. Few expenses were spared in the construction of these residential palaces with the best materials, artwork, and craftsmanship being employed as seen here. It is unusual to see one this completely intact as many of the wealthy families decided to modernize and remodel the interiors over the decades. I’d have to put this house into the “time capsule” category as some of the wallpapers look original to the house and that massive (likely porcelain) bathtub with original plumbing fixtures is a rare find. It’s priced a bit on the higher end for the neighborhood but its clearly one of the best. A similar house in the old money Clifton neighborhood would likely cost more. I’d love to own a home like this but I’ll be the person in line behind you buying the winning lottery ticket before I could afford it.

  6. Jim says: 5587 comments

    After seeing the stone painted red on the outside I wondered about the interiors, but they showed a bit more restraint inside. Don’t know much about the area, but the house is pretty impressive. Is there a floorplan?

  7. CP says: 13 comments

    Awesome to the max! Would love to see this professionally photographed.

  8. Jim says: 5587 comments

    There are very few room shots at all – mostly just corridors, bathrooms and details. (Funny that it wasn’t very long ago when you had to go see a house to have any idea what it was about, so I shouldn’t complain.)

  9. Teri says: 72 comments


  10. says: 3 comments

    Stephanie Cox-Whitenton
    I love this house. Thank the house gods that the kitchen and bathrooms have the marble and the tile floors, I just die every time I see a beautiful old house with wonderful details and then see a kitchen right out of the local homestore and bathrooms with beige travertine tiles, I just don’t get it. I like the baths and kitchens to reflect the period of the house.
    I got excited about a rancher for sale here in original condition. It was an absolute time capsule. Knotty pine rec rooms and bar with linoleum patterned floors. I would have honored it the way it was even though I prefer older periods..
    I lost out on another rancher (not my favorite style but their were a whole bunch of reasons I wanted it). So, my realtor said well you would have had to spend a lot of money updating the bath rooms and kitchen which were totally original and I said no I wouldn’t.
    My favorite baths and kitchens have octagonal mosaic floor tiles and carrara marble fixtures. Second favorite is the pink and black tile bathroom. I recently saw a photo of an all pink 60’s kitchen (I’d never seen one before). Wow, a pink bath and a pink kitchen. But, it also has to match the period of the house.
    I appreciate all the wonderful tiles, wallpaper, glasswork and woodwork in this amazing house but I have seen so many bad baths and kitchens that I just had to comment on them.

  11. says: 349 comments

    Quite a remarkable place.

    The listing itself deserves some favorable attention, for its detail and neighborhood information and the high quality of the photography. Floor plans would be a great addition, or, absent that, a simple list of rooms (and overall dimensions) for each floor; the first represents a bit of effort and money, the second only a few minutes time — but that’s true for any house or apartment.

  12. Shane says: 25 comments

    In short, Cincinnati has developed in a quirky way, where it’s not this- or that- neighborhood is good or bad, but street by street. Really strange mix down there. But I love the Queen City!

  13. Linda says: 1 comments

    Uhm….WOW! This is a pretty interesting home! I would LOVE to explore it! More so, LIVE IN IT

  14. lara janelara jane says: 465 comments
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    Oh, my! Incredible! I’m thrilled to see it’s been so well loved! I would move right in!

    It’s definitely worth visiting the website. The photos aren’t the best quality, maybe, but it’s still good to see more!

  15. Richard Kennedy says: 21 comments

    I love the house, but I’d be concerned over that vacant lot full of what looks to be pipe next door.

  16. Bob h says: 76 comments

    This house is pure perfection. Congrats to the owners for this care.

  17. John Whyman says: 11 comments

    Best part is the kitchen, when the kitchen is original, it is uniquely special when someone did not F it up with modern stuff.

  18. susan says: 1 comments

    The city of Cincinnati owns the property next door. Have you seen it lately? It’s all cleared and planted with grass. The North Avondale Neighborhood Association is strong and will not let just any development occur in Historic North Avondale’s business district. This North Avondale mansion is the most architecturally intact house in the neighborhood. Absolutely beyond compare. I know it well.

  19. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12510 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
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    There are new photos on Zillow and the agents website.

  20. says: 13 comments

    Drooling, i am positively drooling! Kelly – your website is literally a dream come true!


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