River Metropolis Residing: Rescued Rowhouse in Ludlow

Margarito Gregerson

The well-known Outside of the Control urban residing tours that usually acquire spot two times a 12 months in Northern Kentucky’s river towns, is virtual this 12 months.

The Catalytic Fund, which makes the excursions and aids in urban advancement projects, moved to a video clip tour sequence this year because of to the COVID-19 pandemic.


The Ludlow Historic Society has had its eyes on five Latta rowhouses on Elm Street and obtained a single in 2017 which was then renovated.

It is the focused of this week’s Outside of the Control: River Town Dwelling tour, which can be viewed right here.

The residences were constructed in 1885 but in the 1960s an addition was put on the front for an ice product stand. Customers of the historic modern society desired to rescue the property from the addition and its modern neglect.

The present owner, Cameron Williams, turned involved with the job in the early levels, so he was equipped to perform with the structure and renovation gurus to personalize the dwelling to his flavor. The household is now a elegant and pretty personalized accomplishment tale that has transformed the glance of the block.

Cam’s eclectic flavor and sense of humor is mirrored in quirky specifics like the whimsical cupboard knobs in the kitchen, the estate sale portraits that grace numerous of the walls and the abnormal towel holder in the powder home. 

The renovation unveiled antique wallpaper on the stairway landing. The determination to preserve it intact was a nod to the home’s historical past. Its vintage vibe is complemented by a modern light fixture and the selection of fake animal heads displayed there. 

One more detail uncovered in the renovation is the inexperienced paint on the grasp bedroom’s window frames. Cam cherished the shade so significantly he experienced it recreated in a lead-totally free variation, uncovered a rug to match and set them off with white walls and curtains. 

Cam has been operating from dwelling due to the fact March and said it is the ideal situation he could have imagined. He has a dwelling business office, a cozy fireplace place, sunny residing room and a household health and fitness center in his basement. A short walk from his front door lets him grab coffee and takeout or he can hop on his bike for a experience together Route 8. It’s all a component of what he loves about dwelling in the river cities.

All episodes of Beyond the Curb: River Town Residing can be watched at www.BeyondtheCurb.org/online video-excursions.

-Workers report

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