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Beyond the Curb: Tour Newport’s west side, its newest historic district, homes and creative places

By Jill Morenz
The Catalyst Fund

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

Here is what will be showcased in Newport.

Newport is a regional entertainment destination, with its riverfront festivals, dining and shopping options and range of activities for date nights and families. Newport is also known for its beautiful historic neighborhoods. The west side of Newport has the newest historic district, which is featured on the tour. Smart investors, developers, and property owners are creating inspiring momentum and positive energy here, as you will see on the tour.

915 York St.

This historic house is in the process of being turned into a stunning single-family home. It has many interesting details, including a tin ceiling in the kitchen, a Kensington tile fireplace in the living room and a private side-yard patio. All the ideas and details are very inspiring and it’s fun to see it come to life.

938 York St.

Recently renovated, this lovely home has many original details, including fireplaces and ceiling medallions, blended with contemporary bathrooms and kitchen. The owner recently moved to the area and was very pleased to find this historic house in turn-key condition.

KTCHN, 706 York St.

Created as a collaborative showcase of innovative designs for kitchens and more, this former car showroom is full of inspiration. All of the vignettes have interactive elements and a clean, sleek aesthetic. Come play here and envision how it could all work in your own home.

1001 Monmouth St.

Built-in 1882 as a drugstore on the first floor and a boarding house above, this building is being turned into a desirable commercial space and four new apartments. Cool details in the apartments include exposed rafters and insulated windows that look original. One of the units will have two floors with a dramatic two-story living space.

Borderlands Creative Work Space and Studio
906 Monmouth St.

Most recently, Borderlands’ space was a St. Vincent De Paul store. It has been transformed into a cool co-working space, offering various membership levels to entrepreneurs and companies who want to gather with others and get to work. Much of the renovation was accomplished with clever reuse of existing materials, connecting the building’s past with its present and future.

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

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