This Nearly 200-Year-Old Grandview Heights Estate Is A Classic Charmer
When this house was built in 1833, Columbus was a very different place.
The population of the city was 2,435, a cholera outbreak was causing a public health crisis, and the city had only been incorporated for about 17 years. But even back in 1833, 987 Grandview Ave. was sitting atop a bluff in Grandview Heights being magnificent.
The home was originally built as the Franklin County Poor House. The property overlooked the Olentangy River but due to seasonal flooding, the people who needed the shelter of the facility would get cut off from it. After a few years, Franklin County sold the property and relocated the poor house across the river.
This home itself is grand and classic, with charming details throughout. But just because the house is older doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have updated amenities. There are decorative and working fireplaces, a renovated master bathroom with heated travertine floors, and even a fantastic screened-in porch.
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