This Ohio mansion was auctioned off for $250,000


A sprawling 7,000 square foot mansion in Ohio has gone up for auction with a starting – and staggering – bid of just $250,000.

Located in Cincinnati, the home has seven bedrooms and five bathrooms.

“Opportunities like this are rare,” the listing reads.

The owners of MB Farrin Lumber Co. – a 19th-century lumber baron – had commissioned architects Kennedy & Adkins to design the house, making it one of the most notable estates in town.

Features include intricate woodwork, expansive spaces and grounds, and a freestanding carriage house, according to the listing.

But upon closer examination, it appears the house has been left derelict. Interior photos show deteriorated areas.

The house spans nearly 7,000 square feet.
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The foyer that leads to the wooden staircase.
The foyer that leads to the wooden staircase.
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A solarium.
A solarium.
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The formal living room with a fireplace.
The formal living room with a fireplace.
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The kitchen.
The kitchen.
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The dining room.
The dining room.
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The next buyer will probably have to invest in a renovation project, which could cost between $25,000 and $100,000.

The house belonged to a family doctor named Helen L. Weiss, who died over the summer at the age of 71, according to records obtained by The Post. She bought the house in 1990.

“Her pride and joy was her home in historic North Avondale which she affectionately called Kismet,” her obituary said.

Bids had to be submitted by 6 p.m. on November 6.

According to Nick Motz of Motz Real Estate and eXp Realty, an offer was accepted on Tuesday afternoon for just over $500,000.

“I just completed the offer of acceptance with the buyer’s agent,” Motz told the Post. “Doesn’t close for 30 days, but it’s under contract.”

Motz represented the list. Liz Heubi of Coldwell Banker Realty represented the buyer.

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