Our 2019 spring tour was in Covington’s MainStrasse Village, presented by KMK Law and The Catalytic Fund!

Tour Date: Sunday April 28 from 10:00-4:00!

The tour included 16 inspiring properties and lots of opportunities to explore this seriously cool neighborhood.

Mark your calendar for Sunday, April 28 and scroll down for a preview of  the properties featured on the tour. You can also check out our Facebook page for teasers and details. We hope we got to go on the tour!

323 W. 7th Street

The interior of this reworked late 1800’s house is a refreshing blend of modern, mid-century and industrial farmhouse styles. To create the generously-sized living room, the owner closed off the front door, removed an off-center fireplace and took down one wall. Visitors now enter through the side door, which has created an improved flow throughout … Continue reading 323 W. 7th Street

801 Greer Street

When the realtor/developer owner bought this property, he knew it was the “worst one on the street.” Built in the late 1800’s for mixed use, the ground floor commercial space had been squared off, partially boarded up and turned into a sketchy apartment, and the other units weren’t much better. The transformation that has been … Continue reading 801 Greer Street

808 Willard Street (VIDEO)

This welcoming home shows just how gracious urban living can be. The owner moved from rural Kentucky to get involved with property development in Covington, starting with her own home. The warm, feminine rooms are filled with personal touches, such as paintings of family members, cherished collections and heirloom furniture. When planning her kitchen renovation, … Continue reading 808 Willard Street (VIDEO)

828 Willard Street

The owners are giving us a peek into this renovation in progress so you can see the structure of the house and hear about the proposed changes. Built before 1900, the home still has a surprising number of original and intact details, including two mantels, swing-out transoms, staircase bannisters and a tin ceiling in the … Continue reading 828 Willard Street

831 Willard Street

A couple of grumpy gargoyles sit just below the 2nd floor windows to guard this lovely 1910 house. Paired with the charming original architecture are several additions that make this home perfect for the owners. A two-story bow-fronted addition houses the powder room and part of the master bathroom, a screened side porch provides a … Continue reading 831 Willard Street

811 Main Street

A pensive cement pig greets you at this newly renovated home. With 3 beautiful fireplaces, original wood floors, exposed brick, all new mechanicals and a vintage bar in the third floor pub room, this stunner will be setting the new standard for Main Street. It has all the classic details of the neighborhood’s 130-year-old homes: … Continue reading 811 Main Street

425 W. 9th Street

The full renovation of this house has produced a stunner! From the blue beadboard ceiling in the kitchen to the black and white clawfoot tub in the bathroom, the details of this house will make you smile. The owners have achieved a beautiful blend of modern (such as the gray quartz countertops) and historic (like … Continue reading 425 W. 9th Street

513 W. 8th Street

This home seems to once have been two separate houses (one of which dates back to the Civil War) that were connected at some point. This gives the current owners extra room and also adds some quirky details, like the three-way staircase on the second floor. The home has thoughtful balance of old and new. … Continue reading 513 W. 8th Street

719 Philadelphia Street

This jewel box of a house is a charming Victorian with strategic updates that make it very livable for today. At some point in its 130 years, it had been split into a two-family, with the exterior door to the second floor apartment entering into what is now a lovely bathroom. The reworked first floor … Continue reading 719 Philadelphia Street

707 Bakewell Street

Although you can’t tell from the way it blends beautifully into the neighborhood, this home was built in 2017. The owner bought two adjacent vacant lots, which gave him enough room for a large, carriage house-style garage and cozy backyard with a stone patio. The house itself is a triumph of space planning, resulting in … Continue reading 707 Bakewell Street

422 W. 7th Street (VIDEO)

Built in the 1880’s as a three-story mixed-use building, this home has been dramatically updated with gorgeous contemporary details. Most of the first floor is a chic one-bedroom Airbnb unit, located close to all the cool stuff to do in Covington. The first floor also has a bedroom for the owner’s use, which overlooks the … Continue reading 422 W. 7th Street (VIDEO)