Colonial home designs flourish in Cincinnati's newer and older neighborhoods. There are several styles, including Georgian, Dutch, Revival, French and Spanish sprouting from a period between 1700 and 1850 in the New England and Southern colonies. Most of what we see around town are buildings with Georgian, Dutch and Revival touches. The defining characteristics include a square, symmetrical shape with a central door, straight lines of windows on the first and second floor and a medium-pitched roof with minimal overhang. There is usually a decorative crown above the door and often flattened columns on either side.

We ran through the real estate closings since January to get an idea of the Colonial faces found in several neighborhoods around town.

*Listings provided by Sibcy Cline Realtors.

Address: 1602 Mears Ave.
Built: 1928
Size: Three bedrooms, one and a half baths, kitchen, living and dining rooms.
Features: Wood floors, stone fireplace, "one-plus" lot, side porch and back deck.
Original asking price: $189,000
Selling price: $174,000
Days on the market: 57
 
 
 
 
Neighborhood: Oakley
Address: 3935 Eileen Drive
Built: 1935
Size: Four bedrooms, family, living, dining rooms and kitchen, two and a half baths.
Features:
Newly-finished lower level, remodeled kitchen and bath, wood floors.
Asking price: $339,900
Selling price: $333,500
Days on the market:
Eight
 
 
 
 
 
Neighborhood: Hyde Park
Address: 3521 Herschel View Way
Built: 1929
Size: Four bedrooms, three and a half baths, study, living, dining, breakfast rooms, kitchen.
Features: Study, wood floors, master bath, fireplace, granite kitchen, yard backs up to Cincinnati Observatory.
Original asking price: $439,000
Selling price: $408,500
Days on the market: 136
 
 
 
 
Neighborhood: Wyoming
Address: 416 Oliver Road
Built: 1937
Size: Five bedrooms, three and a half baths, family, living, dining, breakfast rooms plus study, kitchen.
Features: Tennis court, wood floors, fireplace, wet bar, bookcases, French doors, gourmet kitchen, slate roof, crown molding, French doors.
Original asking: $759,000
Selling price: $555,000
Days on the market: 145
 
 
 
 
Neighborhood: West Chester
Address: 8346 Meadowlark Drive
Built: 1990
Size: Four bedrooms, two and a half baths, living, dining, breakfast, family rooms, kitchen, study.
Features: Laundry room, newly finished 23-by-13 lower level, fireplace, view of neighborhood stocked pond across the street
Asking price: $250,000
Selling price: $212,000
Days on the market: 280
 
 
 
 
Neighborhood: Deerfield Township
Address: 7840 Livingston Court
Built: 1999
Size: Four bedroom, two and a half baths, living, dining, laundry rooms, kitchen.
Features: Cul-de-sac, wood fenced yard, wood floor in master suite.
Asking price: $160,300
Selling price: $150,000
Days on the market: 25