Season 1, Episode 13: Creative Restoration in Newport, KY

You will be inspired by the transformation of a run down, pre-Civil War era house into the unique, stylish home it is today.

There were many cool details still left in this dilapidated house when the project began: hand-turned staircase spindles, a mold for a Union soldier’s belt buckle, 12″ wide wood planks in the attic. Just about everything else had to be either rebuilt, replaced or lovingly brought back into service.
The result of these labors is an interesting, spacious home that feels connected to its history, without being limited by it.
Mark Ramler, the creative force behind the renovation, incorporated cabinets and windows from other local projects, further connecting the home to the larger community. He also used those 12″ wide wood planks to build the vanities in the bathrooms and the stunning island and stove hood in the kitchen. Another cool detail is the exposed brick fireplace facade that forms part of the shower surround in the master bathroom.
Once you get a look inside this house, you will start to see opportunities everywhere to reuse and repurpose materials for your own home.


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Pivot Realty Group is a relationship-focused team of experienced realtors, specializing in the Northern Kentucky area.
Mansion Hill Properties, owned by Pivot agent Mark Ramler, specializes in historic renovations in Northern Kentucky. Mark is your historic home and rehab specialist in the river cities.

More information about the property

This house is located just outside Newport’s East Row Historic District. Learn more about the East Row neighborhood here.

Additional images of the property (slideshow)

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