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Lavish Beaux Arts mansion now wants $575K

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Ogle the marble-lined foyer, mahogany woodwork, and crown moldings

A three-story mansion made from stone sits with a stately set of stairs leading to the front door. Photos courtesy of Adam Sanregret, Coldwell Banker West Shell

Looking for a historic mansion that won’t cost millions? Check out this seven-bedroom, five-bath home in Cincinnati, Ohio. The home was first listed last November for nearly $600,000, and it’s still looking for a preservation-minded owner. Located in a the stately neighborhood of North Avondale, the 8,502-square-foot structure was designed by Cincinnati Architet Samuel S. Godley for Frank and Sadie Herschede—of the Herschede Hall Clock Company—and constructed in 1908.

There’s a healthy dose of Italian Renaissance Revival with a bit of Greek Revival thrown in; the exterior is made from three-coursed brick clad with a hand-carved sandstone facade. Each floor consists of different square-head windows and two polished granite ionic columns add elegance to the entrance.

Inside, the home’s marble-lined foyer, mahogany woodwork, and crown moldings were built to impress. Fireplaces feature yellow sienna marble inserts in the living room and a black onyx version in the dining room. A double-winged staircase leads up to a landing with green leaded stained glass windows, and many of the ceilings are decorated with massive gold leafed plaster moldings.

Other perks include a third-floor ballroom, five-car garage, and 500-square-foot chauffeur’s quarters. If that looks like the mansion of your dreams, 3886 Reading Road is on the market now for $575,000.

A large hallway features oak floors and red carpet that lead to a double-winged staircase.
A double-winged staircase leads up to a landing with green leaded stained glass windows.
A formal sitting room has a christmas tree on a rug, crown moldings, a fireplace, and striped wallpaper.
Many of the ceilings are decorated with massive gold leafed plaster moldings
A living room has a large formal couch, several coffee tables and arm chairs, woodworking, wood floors, and crown molding.
Inside, the home’s marble-lined foyer, mahogany woodwork, and crown moldings were built to impress.
A dining room has a chandelier, crown molding, woodworking, and wood floors.
Fireplaces feature yellow sienna marble inserts in the living room and a black onyx version in the dining room.
A formal living room has a chandelier, gold and mauve wallpaper, and formal couches.
A sitting room on the second floor impressed with inlay wood floors and formal wallpaper.
A bedroom has gold walls, white trim, a fireplace, and a large bed that looks onto the fireplace.
One of seven bedrooms in the home.
A screen porch with seating, rugs, a fan, and windows out to the yard.
An enclosed porch off the back of the home.