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The Cooper Street row houses are 3-bed, 2.5 bath condominiums in Northside's booming South Block district. They are on the market starting at $329,000. / Image: Daniel Smyth

The Cooper Street Row Houses Are Proof Northside’s South Block Is Booming

Without much effort, you can walk from The Littlefield to Arcade Legacy to Pallet 23 to Visionaries+Voices to the Bridgeview condominiums. That’s because they’re all located in Northside's thriving South Block district.

Michael Berry and Chad Scholten have poured a significant amount of time and money into South Block. Those businesses? They’re all products of Berry and Scholten’s construction company, Form Building Solutions. Each business demonstrates the quality and sustainable building methods for which Form Building Solutions has become widely respected. (Form Building Solutions developed the first historical restoration project to receive a Gold level LEED certification in the region.)

What does “widely respected” mean? Well, when the Cincinnati Development Fund needed some new work digs, they turned to Berry and Scholten. The result is gorgeous ground-level office space at 1222 Race Street across from Washington Park.

But for the moment, Northside is where Berry and Scholten’s passions lie. And now, having teamed up with three exceptional agents in Barbra Druffel, Robert DiTomassi, and Mary Bryan, they can add these five Cooper Street townhouses to their list of Northside accomplishments.

(Deep breath) ... All of which is to say, if you’re looking for a new place to live in Cincinnati, and you want to live in a superbly built and spacious property in a walkable community with plenty of attractions — and you want some connection to the urban renewal happening all around you — look no further than these five vividly colorful row houses.


These beauties were originally built in the 1880s, but obviously they’d fallen into decrepitude by the new millennium. Berry and Scholten saw potential; and in 2015, they purchased all five with the intention of leveraging their design-build acumen to create beautiful new living spaces.

Leverage it they did.

Here’s the result:

  • Three beds
  • Two-and-a-half baths with quartz counters and marble flooring
  • All new components, including new electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems
  • Kitchens with quartz counters and black stainless steel, energy star appliances
  • Rooftop decks and patios
  • Two off-street parking spots
  • Tax abatement available

Starting at $329,000.

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Want to know more about the Cooper Street row houses? They’re listed by Barbra Druffel, Robert DiTomassi, and Mary Bryan, all Comey and Shepherd Realtors. Check out the listings here.