Our 2019 fall tour was in the city of Ludlow, presented by KMK Law and The Catalytic Fund!
Ludlow is a town of surprises: a peaceful community with easy access to the river and a 155-year history. But you will also find a distillery with a fortune-telling fish, a swami with a moustache so big you can actually ride on it and the “luckiest bar in the world”. There are jugglers, unicyclists and clowns, all sharing a beer in an old theater. Down the street is the studio of an internationally famous watercolor artist. The park has a “totally sick” skateboarding area and you can get an up-close view of passing trains from the new train viewing platform. Come discover all the surprises Ludlow has to offer!
Sunday September 22 from 10:00-4:00!
The tour included 12 inspiring properties and lots of opportunities to explore the town.
Mark your calendar for Sunday, September 22 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 you got to go on the tour!
Registration Area: Bircus Brewing Company, 322 Elm Street
Paul Miller, aka Paulie the Clown, came to Ludlow in 2009 because he found the perfect building for his circus: the 1946 Ludlow Theatre. Paul and his wife, Renee, renovated the building and opened Circus Mojo, hosting performers from around the world to delight and inspire Northern Kentucky families. In 2010, Paul discovered Bircus Beer … Continue reading Registration Area: Bircus Brewing Company, 322 Elm Street
311 Elm Street
The intrepid owner of this mixed-use building bought it sight unseen, only to find it was in worse condition that he thought. He and his team have worked their renovating magic on it, though, and now it is a beautiful 2-story apartment attached to a storefront retail space. The apartment has a spacious living room … Continue reading 311 Elm Street
411 Elm Street
The right side of this 1890’s double house is in the middle of a comprehensive renovation that will turn it into an open, welcoming home. The owner has opened up the first floor to the 10’ ceilings, creating wonderful flow between the living, dining and kitchen areas. She has added a coat closet and powder … Continue reading 411 Elm Street
413 Elm Street
With soothing colors and lots of comfy places to gather, this 1880’s “Shotgun Victorian” home is a relaxing getaway. The center room on the first floor was intended to be a dining room, but it is more useful to the homeowners as a family room. The kitchen is a homey space with cabinets painted vintage … Continue reading 413 Elm Street
453 Elm Street
Cozy and clubby, this 1878 brick home has had thoughtful updates (kitchen, bathrooms, 2nd floor laundry), yet it retains the charm of its many original details. The décor is a delight, with interesting objects, all of which have personal meaning and back stories, displayed in clever ways (especially the living room mantel). The living room … Continue reading 453 Elm Street
214 Adela Avenue (VIDEO)
Even before you get to the studio above the garage, you know this is the home of an artist. The colorful paintings on the walls are the first clue. In the living room, the coffee table has been painted with a pattern of Mexican sugar skulls, reflecting the owner’s collection, many of which are tucked … Continue reading 214 Adela Avenue (VIDEO)
Second Sight Spirits, 301 Elm Street
The owners of this distillery are long-time friends who did a stint together in Vegas, building stage sets for Cirque du Soleil. When they expanded their Ludlow tasting room into the adjoining space earlier this year, they used this theatrical experience to go all out, creating a lounge and bar that plays off the “second … Continue reading Second Sight Spirits, 301 Elm Street
236 Elm Street
This home is essentially the “before” of its neighbor, 232 Elm, which is also on this tour. Deep into the renovation, the owner of this in-progress project has big plans. The rear room on the first floor will be expanded to match the width of the kitchen, creating an open living area. This means that … Continue reading 236 Elm Street
232 Elm Street (VIDEO)
This row house is over 130 years old and was rescued from eyesore status to its former glory by the Ludlow Historic Society. It was featured as an “in progress” property on our 2018 tour. Now fully complete, the owner is putting his lighthearted stamp on the home. In the living room, a huge teal … Continue reading 232 Elm Street (VIDEO)
305 Highway Avenue
Modernizing a 1944 house as a DIY project is quite an ambitious undertaking. The couple that owns this property is all in and, as it comes together, the results are very exciting. The biggest change to the home is the kitchen, which was created by combining the original dining room and kitchen and now runs … Continue reading 305 Highway Avenue
324 Highway Avenue (VIDEO)
After successfully renovating and selling their first house in Bellevue, this couple wanted something turn-key for their next home. They got it in this gorgeous Victorian, complete with half cove shingle accents, a tower and large porch, which had just been given a high-end flip by the previous owner. The house was originally built in … Continue reading 324 Highway Avenue (VIDEO)
400 Pinnacle Way
Stand at one of the windows in this elegant condo and you can see far down the river. Move to a different window and enjoy an incredible skyline view. Another window shows you the gorgeous clubhouse and from another you can see the wooded hills of Devou Park. Clearly, the location of this home is … Continue reading 400 Pinnacle Way