Own a piece of local history! Originally owned by the Kumler family of the Rike-Kumler Co, commonly known as Rikeâs, this 1905 home is on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Central Avenue Historic District within the Grafton Hill Neighborhood. Perched across from the site of Deedâs Barn, where Charles F. Kettering invented the electric ignition and the self-starter thereby revolutionizing the auto industry, this 2.5 story frame and clapboard residence in Georgian Revival styling towers above the sidewalk, anchored by its rock-faced coursed limestone foundation. The wide stairs welcome you to the front porch where a shouldered pediment and box cornice roof are supported by symmetrical pillars. In 1938, the home was divided into upper and lower apartments, designed by prominent local architect Albert Pretzinger. Now, the once again single-family residenceâs exterior has been fully restored while the interior awaits your personal touches. Inside youâre greeted by a grand staircase which is surprisingly not original. Keep it as-is, or restore the homeâs original layout - both sets of blueprints are available! The parlor features a gorgeous FP and flows to the dining room offering views via a stunning bay window. It connects to the kitchen with access to the backyard leading to the 2 car garage. Next, another large room offers incredible future kitchen potential! A full bath and study with FP could be a first floor BR. Upstairs you will find 4 BRs, 2 of which contain FPs, and a second full bath. One BR has access to a sleeping porch and could be converted to a bath or laundry room. Climb the stairs to the HUGE attic which could easily be more finished space! The sweeping gables and front-facing Palladian window add so much character. Since 2020: new roof, gutters, guards, downspouts with underground drainage to the street, chimney caps, exterior paint, foundation tuckpointing, new sidewalks, 200 amp panel, professional asbestos abatement from pipes.