Restored c.1889 Queen Anne Victorian Hits the Market for $1.25M in Newport, KY
$1,250,000 | Built c.1889 | 7,000 Sq. Ft. | 5 Beds | 4.5 Baths | 0.09 Acres
301 Overton Street, Newport, Kentucky, United States, 41071
A lovingly restored Queen Anne Victorian in Newport, Kentucky’s East Row Historic District has hit the market for $1,250,000. Current owner, Jim Price, purchased the nearly 7,000 square foot home in 2016 for $305,098. It required substantial work but Price, who had had his eye on the property for nearly three decades, was willing to take on the task. WCPO reported that Price first saw the house when he was in college and knew he wanted it. “Something about it called out to me,” the general contractor and project manager told the paper. “It needed work. I’m a craftsperson, and I really wanted to fix it.” It wasn’t until 2015 that the owners contacted him expressing interest in selling. The house needed major work. Missing bricks, leaning columns, holes in walls and the roof and a Dutch gable ready to buckle. WCPO also reported that of the home’s 11 stained-glass windows, the four that Price considered the best were gone. He tracked them down through four dealers to Portland, Oregon, he purchased them, restored and reinstalled them. WCPO also revealed, “Price earned an Excellence in Preservation award from Preservation Kentucky for his efforts. Two windows show the home’s first residents: One depicts the original lady of the house, Ann McIlvain; another, her daughter, Claire, who was 17 when the house was built.” It was built c.1889 for Thomas McIlvain, partner in the McIlvain & Spiegel Boiler & Tank Co. of Cincinnati. Fully restored and upgraded with modern conveniences, Price is now looking for a new owner. Listed on the National Register, the home offers historic integrity preserved at every turn with modern conveniences blended seamlessly, including second floor laundry, third floor kitchenette, guest suite, recreation room and a two-car garage. There is also a chef’s kitchen with professional appliances and stone counters. All in a prime location in the very walkable East Row Historic District. It’s on the market for $1,250,000 with Sotheby’s International Realty.