Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Historic Hauck estate facing possible teardown

The historic John Hauck Estate may be in danger of demolition.

The 7,200-square-foot, 18-room mansion* at 12171 Mosteller Road in Sharonville had been for sale as office or retail space since being listed for $1.3 million in April 2006, but interest so far has been weak.

Now that the price has been cut to $799,000 - essentially the land value of its 3.6 acres - several buyers interested in purchasing the property for teardown and redevelopment have emerged.

An school is also rumored to have expressed interest in purchasing the house to preserve it.

The estate was built in 1904 as a summer residence for Louis J. Hauck of the John Hauck Brewing Company.

Louis was the son of John Hauck, who in 1864 founded the Dayton Street Brewery with partner John Windisch.

* Also seen listed as anywhere from 26-28 rooms and 10,000 square feet