Meeting with my Architect

20170929_121934As if getting a house and additional lot for $10,000 was not great enough, the Camp Washington Board also has one of its members, Sean Keith of Sean Keith Design, LLC, provide homeowners with a floor plan of the existing house.  He is also providing me the renovation plans I’ll need to submit to the City of Cincinnati to obtain the permits to begin the “real” work on the house.

Here are links to the existing floor plans:
3063 Henshaw-Existing First Floor Plan w measurements
3063 Henshaw-Existing Second Floor Plan w measurements

The first floor will remain relatively the same, only removing the wall that separates the kitchen from the dining room.  The real transformation and reason I fell in love with the house, will be the attic space as it’s converted into my master suite.

Purchase Day

After months of mental ping pong on whether I should buy or walk away from and  meetings with countless subcontractors to develop a restoration budget I finally decided to pull the trigger and purchase 3061 and 3063 Henshaw Avenue located in the Camp Washington area of the City of Cincinnati.  I got both parcels for a whopping $10,000.

8207Pictured with me is Joe Gorman, Executive Director of the Camp Washington Community Board.  Since 1975 the board has been saving, rehabbing, and selling single-family houses in Camp.   My house had been abused, foreclosed on, and abandoned for the last four years; it’s in rough shape.  BUT! from the first moment Joe let me tour the inside I had a vision of what the house could be.  I hope you’ll enjoy following me on my journey to restore this beautiful 1924 Cape Cod.