it’s spring!

by Mar 8, 2010ModMarket1 comment


Oh my gosh!  The spring market has certainly sprung in Cincinnati!  New listings are popping up all over and buyers are out in force.  It’s so nice to see so much activity after a particularly long winter (yes, I know that winter is not over yet, but I am the eternal optimist).   We were so busy listing and selling last week that we did not get a chance to thank everyone who stopped by our booth at the 20th Century Cincinnati Show the weekend before last.  What a great weekend it was – record attendance for the show and as a particular treat, Arlen and I hosted a cf3 party for some bloggers from Atlanta and Indianapolis who came to town for the show.

It was so interesting to talk to Midcentury Mod folks from other parts of the country and learn about the similarities and differences of our experiences with our MCM homes.  Inevitably, any MCM conversation turns to roof issues and fixes, where to find good reproduction hardware and the hot topic issue: original bathrooms vs. remodels.  Luckily, these folks were purists and totally ‘got’ our vintage bathrooms.  One day, maybe everyone will get it and we will drive the Home Depot bath department out of business……but I digress…

Many thanks to Chris Magee ( ), Baz from, and the folks at  in Atlanta for the much more detailed write-ups of the weekend’s adventures on their blogs.  Check them out!

Meanwhile, back in the real estate market, we added 10 new listings to our modern link over the past week.  A couple of these listings are worth noting here.  First is a sweet mod in need of a total renovation/restoration/exorcism (I’m not sure which) in Mt. Lookout of all places.  It’s a short sale, listed @ $189,900 (could be worth $400,000+ with the right transformation).  If you are ready and able to buy, want to live on an awesome cul-de-sac with a view in one of the city’s most sought after neighborhoods, and have a little time to wait (short sales can take a while to close), CALL US SOON @ 513.886.7841!  They will not accept any contingencies on a short sale property – so don’t even think about it if you need to sell to buy, unfortunately.

rare MCM in Mt. Lookout has wow factor!


The next house of note is a George Nelson for Pease home in Fairfield (yes, that’s THE George Nelson).  We saw this home a couple of years ago when it was a foreclosure and it was rough….. it has now been completely renovated, has a pool, and is listed @ $149,900 – CONTACT US TO SEE IT!  We have not seen it since the renovation – but it looks like they did a good job – with help from our friends at Ikea.  These houses have a great floor plan and awesome design.  Below is a photo of one I sold in Highland Heights a couple of years ago.  If you use a keen eye, you can spot these high quality ‘kit’ type houses all over the greater Cincinnati area.  We even spotted one in Athens, Ohio while visiting our son at school.

George Nelson for Pease home in Highland Heights, KY

living room of Nelson home with original mahogany wall

Cincinnati is so full of surprises.  Keep watching this site for new and exciting listings – coming soon to a neighborhood near you!

1 Comment

  1. Susan Rissover

    THE George Nelson?!??!! I’m geeking out! I can’t believe I just found your blog. These photos are phenomenal. And I can’t help but love the door 😉

    March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristiane Erwin ([email protected])

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