We were excited to welcome more than 400 people for our April in-person tour of Newport, KY.

The tour focused on Newport’s Westside and Clifton neighborhoods, where there are a lot of exciting things happening!

We showcased cool renovations, creative lofts, stunning condos, modern apartments and more!

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Welcome to Newport, KY!

Presented by KMK Law, Huff Realty and the Catalytic Fund

Newport has been in the news a lot lately, with the Levee’s renovation, the in-progress Ovation project, Baker’s Table’s many national awards and the Rt. 9 expansion. We invite you to come beyond the curb for a closer look at the exciting things happening in Newport’s Westside and Clifton neighborhoods.

Interest in the Westside is fueled by an influx of business investment, including New Riff’s rick house and all the amazing riverfront development, as well as the beautiful historic houses and bustling Monmouth Street shopping and entertainment district.

Up on the hill, the Clifton neighborhood is known for panoramic views of Newport, the river and the Cincinnati skyline. The redevelopment of a large vacant building into Skypoint Luxury Condos is drawing significant interest from new residents and developers, including the upcoming CiTiSCAPES homes on 14th Street.

On this tour, you will get an exclusive peek inside the homes, condos, and apartments that are taking advantage of the views and access available in this part of the city. We have also put together an Insider’s Guide to the West Side’s best places to eat, drink, shop, and have fun.

Stay tuned for more information about the tour and scroll down for a preview of the featured properties as they are added. You can also check out our Facebook page for teasers and details.

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Tour Stop #2: 738 York Street

If York Street Café’s door is open, take a walk through this old pharmacy that is now a restaurant with fun, quirky décor (come back soon for a delicious meal). Then head up to the 2nd floor to the event space. They’ll have munchies, coffee and interesting info about upcoming developments in Newport. Finish your tour of this 1880’s Queen Anne building with a WOW in the 4th floor apartment. Read more…

Tour Stop #3: 913 Central Avenue

The owner of this charming home is a local tile designer/manufacturer. When she downsized from a larger house, she curated her collections and selected colors to create jewel box rooms that invite visitors to stay awhile. Read more…

Tour Stop #4: 1007 Isabella Street

As soon as you walk into the 1883 “Thoeny House”, you will guess that the owner is an artist. The walls of the cleverly renovated home (done by Neighborhood Foundations a few years ago) are filled with colorful images from the owner’s own brush, as well as many done by his friends. Read more…

Tour Stop #5: 936 Patterson Street

What was old is new again in this house being renovated by Neighborhood Foundations. It has lots of great interior features: exposed brick, first floor bedroom and bathroom, 2nd floor laundry and two more bedrooms. The exterior retains its historic 1880’s charm, updated with new paint. Being sold as Affordable Housing, the new owner will love the modern lifestyle offered within this lovely house.

Tour Stop #6: 402 W. 9th Street

The storied past of this turreted building includes time as a brothel, metal stamping plant, auto repair shop and funeral home. The clever renovation currently in progress is reimagining the space as 6 luxury apartments, called the Syndicate Lofts. Read more…

Tour Stop #7: 202 13th Street

This interesting property has a surprising interior. Built in 1926 as a store with the owner’s apartment above, it was most recently an awkward 4-plex. Now, as a single-family home, the reworked floor plan works well for the current owner. Read more…

Tour Stop #9: Skypoint Luxury Condos, 120 Main Street

Come for the views, stay for the great design details. This building in the Clifton neighborhood began life in 1967 as the Baptist Convalescent Home. It has been dramatically renovated into stunning condos with high end finishes balanced by a touch of industrial style. Read more…

Tour Stop #10: 145 15th Street

Built in 1910, this house was remodeled about 15 years ago. They kept the beautiful woodwork, pocket doors and unusual kitchen floor, as well as the serene moments of symmetry. Read more…

Tour Stop #11: 103 15th Street

A pair of regal lions greets you outside this beautifully renovated 1910 house. For the current owner, who bought it 5 years ago, the interior was just right, allowing him to spend time designing the fabulous deck, patio and terraced gardens (each level has both water and fire features). The view from each level and from the upstairs bathroom and bedroom balcony stretches across Newport and downtown Cincinnati. Read more…

Tour Stop #12: 817 Dayton Street

This lovely home was designed by the owner and built in 2018 on a vacant lot. Its curated decor showcases the owner’s love of natural materials, original art, handmade ceramics and reclaimed elements (the entry tile and all the doors are from old buildings). Read more…

Tour Stop #13: Pensive Distilling Co., 720 Monmouth Street

This charming Derby-themed restaurant, bar and distillery is reminiscent of a speakeasy. The dining area is a welcoming combination of rustic and refined elements (old wood and bricks mixed with marble tile and modern windows) with artwork featuring famous racehorses, including the 1944 Derby winner, Pensive, the restaurant’s namesake. Read more…

Tour Stop #14: Ovation Experience Center, 101 W. 4th St.

The Ovation Experience Center, located inside the parking garage at the PromoWest Pavilion music venue, provides prospective Boardwalk residents and potential office tenants with a taste of the style and quality they can expect from the Ovation project. Read more…