Our 2019 spring tour was in Covington’s MainStrasse Village, presented by KMK Law and The Catalytic Fund!
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!
If you haven’t been in this building since it was Chez Nora, you’re in for a treat! Built back in 1878, the structure was bought by the current owners in 2014 and opened as Lisse in 2016. The restaurant is named after the owners’ home town in Holland. The interior is infused with clean European … Continue reading Registration Area: Lisse Steakhuis, 530 Main 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
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
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)
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
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
One look at the zebra patterned, high heeled shoe-shaped chair in the window of Leapin’ Lizard and you know this is not like any other event center. Created in an 1886 United Methodist Church, the 2nd floor former sanctuary space has loads of original stained glass windows and a working organ. In tongue-in-cheek style, the … Continue reading Leapin’ Lizard Event Space, 724 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
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
It’s fun to speculate about the original use of this building: perhaps a store, maybe housing for factory workers. The current owner bravely bought it in 2018 and got right to work with updates and improvements to make it work for today’s lifestyles. The primary structure is about 600 sft and serves as the kitchen … Continue reading 930 Philadelphia Street (VIDEO)
The colors and details in this 1870’s home fit the fun personalities of its owners and make it a great space for parties. The furniture arrangement in the living room cleverly creates an entry way and directs guests into the seating area and the dining room. The kitchen has original floors and exposed beams with … Continue reading 911 Philadelphia Street (VIDEO)
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
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
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
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)
River Haus, the luxury apartment complex being constructed in MainStrasse Village, will offer residents a prime location in the midst of all Covington has to offer and just minutes from downtown Cincinnati. River Haus is designed for urban living with a resort-style getaway, full of the best features and amenities in the greater Cincinnati area. … Continue reading River Haus Apartments, 501 Main Street