c. 1841 – Ripley, OH

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402 Main St, Ripley, OH 45167

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  • $135,000
  • 6 Bed
  • 5 Bath
  • 5620 Sq Ft
  • 0.7 Ac.
1841 Historic Mansion, known as Silver Point located on Ripley's Historical Colonial Row. Built by Samuel Hemphill, a financier of the abolitionist movement in Ohio. The home was occupied by Rear Admiral Albert Kautz who was instrumental in the battle of New Orleans. Kautz was well connected and home was visited by Presidents Grant and Hayes.
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Tim Cottrill, Sibcy Cline Realtors
(513) 931-7700 / (513) 324-7447
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21 Comments on c. 1841 – Ripley, OH

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  1. BethanyBethany says: 3545 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    I think I see Lincrusta in the hallway! I feel like I am learning so much through this website, Ross’s blog, and also the blog “Preparing the “Parlors.” Just this weekend I had the chance to tour a historic home in Illinois and I was able to inform the owner, who had only put up the chandelier because it was pretty, that it was a hybrid gas/electric chandelier and pointed out the purpose of the different directions of the shades.

  2. Pacific Northwest Girl says: 27 comments

    I personally love the paint color choices, and that rose floral carpet! Lovely home for a lucky someone.

  3. John Shiflet says: 5916 comments

    I always enjoy looking at these older homes that were “modernized” decades after their original construction but still during in the Victorian era. Although there is no date offered for the makeover, the Italianate details (a style that was THE “bread and butter” mainstream Victorian style between the late 1840’s and late 1880’s) such as the mantels, staircase and newels, and corbeled wide arches between rooms, appear to date from the mid-1860’s to mid-1870’s. Technically, the makeover changed this house from a Greek Revival into a mansard roofed (with patterned slate shingles) Second Empire style house. The interior details inside Second Empires (which must have a mansard roof to be classified as such) and Italianates from the same years are indistinguishable and interchangeable. The Lincrusta panels may have been added even a few years after the Second Empire makeover. The house also comes with a distinguished history. I like the interior color choices although the trim and millwork from the earlier period may have been always painted (or faux grained) while its likely the later details were likely originally clear finished. Its still an elegant home.

  4. KarenB says: 348 comments

    Lovely house and Ripley is a quaint Ohio River town between Portsmouth and Cincy. Because of commute distance for work the price may deter some people.

  5. MonicaG says: 151 comments

    Oh, that gorgeous roof. Also love the placard. This place is just too beautiful. I grew up in Ohio and never heard of Ripley.

  6. Paul W says: 464 comments

    Other than the red room chandelier (which is totally wrong for the style of the house), there isn’t much here I’d change. I’d just spend all my spare time dealing with that white woodwork which was likely faux grained. Its an interesting marriage of architectural forms that works well together on the exterior.

    I agree that Lincrusta is a later addition but appropriate. Not sure why the main parlor was additionally divided (the arch going into the area where the piano is), presumably to make a music space , but given the width of the opening is makes the two spaces work as one.

    Great house.

  7. Laurie W. says: 1685 comments

    Pretty house & cool story on the marker. The structure next to it, if it belongs on the same property, needs to go. Egregious.

  8. EyesOnYou1959EyesOnYou1959 says: 242 comments
    Lincoln, NE

    What a beautiful old home! I wonder if that old piano stays with the home?
    About the only thing I would change asap is the red room with the carpeting.

  9. KarenZKarenZ says: 1191 comments
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    I actually love that carpeting in the pink room! The entire house has an air of elegance to it and I would really hope that the piano stays with the home. This is really a beautiful offering!

  10. Big Rog says: 156 comments

    Beautiful home. Wouldn’t change a thing. Love the paint colors, and the carpet in the red room. Very classy.

  11. says: 2 comments

    I absolutely love this house, I’d paint the exterior pink like Jayne Mansfield’s pink palace, the red room kinda reminds me of the photos of Diana Vreelands home…this house oozes class

  12. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12799 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    New agent, new listing photos, updated and moved to the front page. Comments above may reference the old listing photos.

  13. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5916 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    I still like the arched Italianate mantels-otherwise, no further comments.

  14. roxxxroxxx says: 508 comments
    OHD Supporter

    I love the whole setup. A lot of work but the entire family and friends could be there! Hah

  15. seahagseahag says: 91 comments

    the rose carpet stays everything else no carpet…save that kitchen…please and i would get the wood floors good…

  16. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1059 comments
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    1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

    What an opulent house! But the knockout punch is the kitchen with its metal cabinets. It is glorious.

    But I’m scratching my head over the white bathroom with red ceiling and curtain. Is that a privy beneath the window?

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