After months of design, planning and construction, we are approaching the final stage of work on this large brick bungalow that sits on a gas-lit street just one block from the Pleasant Ridge business district. The existing second floor was basically unusable when we bought it: with just a 4-foot-wide section of headroom and tapered ceilings from all sides, it simply didn't function as usable square footage. So we worked with an architect to completely remove the second story create a full-size second floor with almost 1,400 square feet of additional space.
Now, the "big brick bungalow" is a 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home with 2,750 square feet of living space above grade. Because we fully gutted the home and reworked its floor plan, it's full of features that many old houses in these popular Cincinnati neighborhoods lack: multiple large closets, a massive master suite, a first-floor guest suite, a first-floor office, a second floor laundry/craft room, a bonus/"play" room, fully open-concept living space, a new garage and more. Basically new construction from the inside out, the only thing about the home that is original is the brick exterior of the first floor and the basement/foundation.
We expect to finish work on this property by the end of March 2018. Stay up to date with our progress on our Instagram account for details and progress photos of this home, and check out the design finishes we've selected (tile, vanities and lighting) on our Pinterest board.