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7 lust-worthy places to live in downtown Dayton

7 lust-worthy (& relatively inexpensive) places to live in downtown Dayton

By Amelia Robinson, Staff Writer

Looking for somewhere to hang your hat? Your house, condo or apartment  might just be in or near downtown Dayton. 

Last month the
National Association of Home Builders listed the Gem City as the third most affordable major housing market in the nation and that's very great news for those looking to buy.

It is not bad for those looking to rent either.

Here is a rundown of some of the coolest homes for sale in downtown Dayton and its surrounding neighborhoods. We've also tossed in info about a recently rehabbed apartment building that's filling up fast.  

While most of the properties are updated and ready for prime time, one or two need a little extra love for the right owner.

Note: Listings are as of  March 10, 2015 and are subject to change.

  • 6 Josie Street, St. Anne's Hill

    7 lust-worthy (& relatively inexpensive) places to live in downtown Dayton, item 1

    Hyped
    List price:
    $169,500
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    Description: "A truly historic masterpiece, nationally known as the Steamboat House'.  Nestled in quaint St. Anne's Hill, this 5 Bed 4 full Bath Victorian estate, once home to renowned Dayton industrialist and inventor Jacob O. Joyce, rises above its limestone walls on a half acre of pristine woods & gardens. This wonderfully restored, updated home boasts its rich Victorian architecture at every turn. Enter through the formal Entry, the welcoming Parlor and across the rich, wood floors into the oval Dining Room, Sitting room or Great room. Walk along the halls and settle into one of the many spacious bedrooms upstairs. While protecting much of the historic integrity, the Steamboat House includes a large, revised Kitchen, Breakfast room and main level Utility room/entrance. Updates throughout include the HVAC, newer Roof. Outside enjoy the gorgeous, private yard of trees, gardens and walkways and covered patio. Huge 2.5 Car detached Garage. Truly a park-like setting."

    Listing Agent: Jon Glista/ Irongate Inc. REALTORS

  • 110 Frank Street, Fairgrounds

    7 lust-worthy (& relatively inexpensive) places to live in downtown Dayton, item 2

    Celebrated
    List price:
    $175,000
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    Description: "Beautiful two story property which has been featured in Dwell, Ohio and Housetrends magazines. The house was built on a small urban lot but gives a fair amount of garden space and privacy from near neighbors. Includes Bosch dishwasher, Frigidaire washer, Frigidaire dryer, GE range, American Standard gas furnace (Freedom 90), with Air Cleaner (Aprilaire 2400) Reheem gas hot water heater with electric ignition (Power Vent2) Utilities: Gas (Vectren) level bill $87/month; Electricity (DP&L) level bill $75/month. Landscaping by Envision Works, Courtyard sculpture by Jeffrey Rutledge. Features: 3 skylights over stairway; garage loft for storage."

    Listing Agent: Denise Swick/ RE/MAX Alliance Photo Source: Amelia Robinson

  • 32 Alberta St., South Park

    7 lust-worthy (& relatively inexpensive) places to live in downtown Dayton, item 3

    Hidden Oasis
    List price:
    $129,900
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    Note:
    property is newly under contract, but the owner is accepting backup offers.
    Description
    : "This 2 bedroom, 2 bath home in Historic South Park is full of delightful surprises. Inside you will find reclaimed windows, architectural enhancements, updated kitchen with granite counter tops, a refinished wood floor, new carpet, fresh paint, updated baths, and skylights. The floor plan is flexible and feels spacious and open. Master bedroom has an extra room attached with access to the backyard with could be used as study or greenhouse. 2nd bedroom has a fireplace (not warranted) and extra room that could be used as walk-in closet or study. Outside is an oasis with a covered wraparound deck that features an outdoor kitchen, hot tub, outdoor shower. There is a veggie garden, herb garden, fruit trees, pond with waterfall, 2 car garage, and 4 off street parking spaces. The backyard includes the adjoining vacant lot at 50 Alberta St, approx .5 acre total, and is completely privacy fenced. Fireplaces are not warranted."




    Listing Agent: Theresa Lussier/ The Home Group Realty Company Inc.

  • 131 E. Third StreeT, downtown

    7 lust-worthy (& relatively inexpensive) places to live in downtown Dayton, item 4

    In Demand
    Price range:
    about $500 to $1,000 per month
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    Description:
    " With downtown apartments at about 97 percent occupied and many buildings with long wait lists, potential downtown residents now have a new, affordable option to take advantage of the urban lifestyle in downtown Dayton. Oriel Studios recently wrapped up renovations on studio spaces at 131 E. Third St. Choose from six different floor plans featuring on-site laundry facilities and reserved parking. The studio apartments start at $500 and are within a 10-minute walk to the shops at St. Clair Lofts, Fifth Third Field and the burgeoning brewery district, The Schuster Performing Arts Center, the Oregon District, RiverScape MetroPark, and more amenities."


    Oriel Studios

  • 211 North Jefferson, Downtown

    7 lust-worthy (& relatively inexpensive) places to live in downtown Dayton, item 5

    Historic
    List price: $185,000
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    Description: "Exceptional condo townhouse, originally built in 1832, and listed on the National Register of Historic places. This home was completely updated in the 2003 Rehab-Arama with 21 new energy efficient windows, a gorgeous Cherry kitchen, spacious walk-in closets in both bedrooms, and a large laundry room conveniently located on the second floor with the bedrooms. Original historic features include 18 inch thick brick walls, and 3 fireplaces (inoperable) dating prior to 1900. The central city location is a short walk to Downtown office locations, restaurants, 5/3rd Field (home of the Dragons), Riverscape entertainment, the Dayton Bike Hub (with connections to 330 miles of paved bikeways, immaculate showers & restrooms and bike storage), plus hospitals, and Rt. 35 to W.P.A.F.B. and I-75. 2 parking spaces are included with this unit adjoining the property on the west side of the building. "


    Listing Agent: Bob Helmers/ Irongate

  • 18 South Saint Clair St. , Downtown

    7 lust-worthy (& relatively inexpensive) places to live in downtown Dayton, item 6

    Urban
    List price: $147,500
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    Description: "Awesome loft condo in very private building with roof-top terrace that offers stunning downtown views. Kitchen with breakfast bar and brand new gas range. Everything your loft lovers are looking for; full wall built-in bookcase, exposed brick walls, plentiful huge windows and massive faceted columns. Huge owner's suite features an oversized shower and walk-in closet with built-ins. 2 tandem parking spaces & a lockable storage unit in the secure lower level. Excellent downtown location puts you close to Riverscape, the Dragons Field, the Oregon Arts and Entertainment District, Shuster Performing Arts Center, the Victoria Theater and right by the new downtown Library development. The building and unit offer many accessible features including an elevator, wide hallways and doorways and an open floor plan. The condo association has no pet restrictions."


    Listing Agent: Kamela Kordik/ Kamela and Company

  • 237 Morton Ave., South Park

    7 lust-worthy (& relatively inexpensive) places to live in downtown Dayton, item 7

    Charming
    List price: $140,000
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    Description: " Motivated Seller. Two homes here- sq ft, bed/bath count reflect main home only. Historical main home is glorious: Tall ceilings, rich Eastlake woodwork in parlor and dining room, wood floors. Parlor features trey ceiling w/ recessed lighting, white marble mantel. Eat-in kitchen has plenty of cabinets, pantry for storage, and an office tucked into a sun-drenched ante room. Also a 2-car garage! Exterior of all bldgs recently painted. New roof in 2013, new furnace in 2014. So much for the price. Fireplace inoperable."

    Listing Agent: Theresa Lussier/ The Home Group Realty Company Inc.