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.