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Beyond the Curb: Explore Bellevue variety: cottages, condos, historic home, a church, a new home

By Jill Morenz
The Catalytic Fund

This year’s expanded Beyond the Curb tour is featuring 5 properties in each of the 5 urban river cities of Northern Kentucky: Ludlow, Covington, Newport, Bellevue and Dayton. This is the final of a five-part series. The one-day, self-guided tour will be on Sun. Sept. 30 from 9-5. Tickets are available at www.BeyondtheCurb.org.

The wide variety of properties on Bellevue’s section of the tour will give you lots to see.

Bellevue’s picturesque neighborhoods, parks, and vibrant downtown draw visitors and residents together. There is a lot to do in Bellevue: shopping, dining, walking and playing, as well as simply enjoying the tree-lined streets and river views.

130 Van Voast Ave.

This adorable cottage is just a block away from the river in one direction and a block away from Bellevue’s downtown in the other. The pretty mix of colors, artwork and furnishings create an airy living space that seems larger than it is. For this couple, it is the perfect home and the reason they chose NKY for their retirement years.

404 Fairfield Ave.

This mixed-use space in Bellevue’s shopping district has an artist studio and classroom space at street level with the owners’ apartment above. The apartment has carefully curated displays of their favorite things, culled from their much larger collections from their previous 3,500 sq ft house. The comfortable and stylish space welcomes visitors with visual treasures everywhere.

244 Ward St.

Enthusiastic fans of architectural salvage, the owners of this home have sourced some amazing pieces that fit seamlessly into their gracious 1890’s house. In fact, the entire kitchen and recreation room were built around some of their incredible finds, including the long porcelain sink and gorgeous carved wooden bar.

320 C Poplar St.

This condo is one of five built in a former church. The 52’ wood ceiling is supported by huge carved corbels and the original stained glass windows bathe the space in beautiful light. The owner’s art and religious artifact collections adorn the rooms, complementing the architecture. Several seating areas provide pockets of coziness in this stunning space.

323 Berry Ave.

This new infill home is being built to look like the original house, but with added amenities. The ceiling height, exterior style, window size, and location all blend beautifully into the neighborhood. Inside, the open concept space has heated polished concrete floors, a modified butler’s pantry and will have a unique bar/entertainment center created with reclaimed wood from the original building.

For more information and to get tickets, please go to www.BeyondTheCurb.org.

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