Skip's House  A look Inside This Vintage Charmer     

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     Our friends Randall and Molly call  Merion Village  their home, having recently bought a fabulous vintage charmer with tons of character. They are a fun loving, active couple who enjoy spending time with their pup Skip, soaking up the perks of city living, and entertaining their friends and family. What do they love about their new home? Think 12 foot ceilings, seriously cool antique lighting fixtures, exposed brick, ornate trim, spacious rooms, and a killer communal space perfect for sipping a glass of wine and watching the sun set.       

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


       Choosing Merion Village was easy — Molly spent some extended time in Germany during college and shortly after, and fell in love with the aesthetic and style of homes there. She wanted to find a place that embodied the character of the community she experienced overseas. The brick roads, historical homes, and good food drew her to the neighborhood.     

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     There’s tons of history in a home like this, so Randall and Molly wanted to decorate with the character of the space in mind. They’ve had fun finding interesting and historic pieces to fill their home by digging into their family’s basements and attics, and stopping at a few yard sales to find some hidden gems.       

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     Also, since Molly is a gal of many talents, she has used her knack for painting to create art to display throughout the home (and it’s pretty darn amazing.)     

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


       A community like Merion Village boasts so much potential, and Randall and Molly are excited to be a part of the growth and opportunities that are yet to come. For now, they (and Skip) are enjoying their slice of paradise!
Skip's House

A Look Inside This Vintage Charmer

 

Our friends Randall and Molly call Merion Village their home, having recently bought a fabulous vintage charmer with tons of character. They are a fun loving, active couple who enjoy spending time with their pup Skip, soaking up the perks of city living, and entertaining their friends and family. 

      Olde Towne East  A Day In The Life     

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     Columbus is a special place. Just ask a resident where they live and listen to them gush about their neighborhood’s unique character, architecture, and, of course, the food and drink. One exciting area is  Olde Towne East , which is located just east of Downtown. Whether you are into the arts, community events, quaint local shops, or gourmet eats, there is a spot for you in Olde Towne.       

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


       Take a stroll down the tree-lined streets in Olde Towne and you will marvel at the majestic homes throughout the neighborhood. There’s a lot of history in the area, and a lot of impressive architecture — there are more than a thousand homes in the area (some as old as the 1830s!), and over 50 architectural styles are represented. Many of the grand homes were built by early Columbus industrialists, lawyers, politicians, and other important figures in the city’s history.     

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     One of the best parts of Olde Towne East is the feeling of community among the residents. Look for the community garden and public library, which mark the center of the neighborhood. One feature most of the homes have in common are large front porches, where neighbors share a glass of wine or two in the warmer months.       

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


    

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


       The intersection of Oak Street and 18th Street has grown into a hot spot for local grub. The popular  Olde Towne Tavern  is the perfect place to meet for happy hour and elevated bar eats (don’t miss the nachos.) Next door is  The Angry Baker , a cozy bakery café with show stopping pastries and breakfast classics — the burritos are a must-try. Of course, no neighborhood is complete without a go-to pizza place, and you’ll find that in  Yellow Brick Pizza . Choose between their coal-fired thin crust or a Chicago-style deep dish. Both are perfect canvases for a classic pepperoni and cheese, or one of their unique creations like the spicy Dante’s Inferno.     

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     Olde Towne East is a home to artists and art lovers alike. The unique architectural styles of the homes are fascinating — look for Italianate, Queen Anne, and Victorian styles, among others. Around every corner, you will find a mural showcasing local artists and neighborhood pride. A favorite is the mural in honor of painter George Bellows, one of Olde Towne’s most famous residents. For a more refined arts experience, a short walk takes you to the steps of the  Columbus Museum of Art .       

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


       The next time you find yourself on the near east side of town, make sure to check out a few of our local favorites.     — OUR OTE LISTINGS —          

 

   

     

       
       
        
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                    Urban Oasis   816 Oak Street | In Contract     Nestled in the historic neighborhood of Olde Towne East, this new build home is centrally located near downtown and mere steps from local restaurants and entertainment.  
                 
              

              

              
            

             
             
              
               

	
	 
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Olde Towne East

Day In The Life 

 

Columbus is a special place. Just ask a resident where they live and listen to them gush about their neighborhood’s unique character, architecture, and, of course, the food and drink. Whether you are into the arts, community events, quaint local shops, or gourmet eats, there is a spot for you in Olde Towne East.