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City Puts Two Historic Homes (Needing Some Love) on the Market

The city-owned homes, at 1436 Grace Avenue and 1446 Mars Avenue, are both former boarding houses. They will be featured as “fabulous” fixer-uppers in open houses from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

City Puts Two Historic Homes (Needing Some Love) on the Market City Puts Two Historic Homes (Needing Some Love) on the Market

The city of Lakewood is working with the Cleveland Restoration Society to sell two historic homes.

Both of them are former boarding houses, now owned by the city.

And they both need some serious renovations.

The homes, at 1436 Grace Avenue and 1446 Mars Avenue, will be featured as “fabulous” fixer-uppers in open houses from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Lakewood City Council approved the purchase of both homes in a packaged deal, from Aivars and Anita S. Auzenbergs, for $207,000, last March.

The city is looking to sell the homes — with new deed restrictions — as single-family homes.

The large Victorian Gothic home at 1436 Grace Avenue is the site of a former six-resident boarding house that the city bought last year.

Just steps away from the Lakewood Public Library, the home at 1446 Mars Avenue has (count ‘em) nine bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms.

While both of the homes need extensive work, the Cleveland Restoration Society is offering assistance with low interest financing — think 1.4 percent — through the Heritage Home Program.

To RSVP for the open houses, click here.

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