Ever dreamed of living somewhere that’s urban and contemporary but also private and wooded? The Tower House, located just a short walk from the heart of Bellevue, Kentucky, was designed with this specific desire in mind.
Situated on a nearly two-acre plot, the three-story, four-bedroom home boasts a clean, boxy, gray exterior featuring synthetic stucco with vinyl siding. The current homeowner, a Queen City transplant from Portland, worked with renowned architect Ashli Slawter to design the modern home, which integrates Pacific Northwest design elements, such as an open floor plan, natural materials, and massive windows in nearly every room.
Inside, the home’s open floor plan is most evident from the second level, which serves as the main living space. Here, the kitchen features wood floors and cabinets, ample counter and pantry space, an eat-in island, and double ovens. It flows into a spacious dining area and a cozy living room, complete with a gas fireplace, vaulted ceilings, and built-in wood bookshelves. Natural light floods into both rooms, thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors which walk out to a massive open air deck.
This L-shaped deck is by far our favorite part of the home, but it’s just one of two outdoor areas (the third floor, where you’ll also find the master suite, provides access to a covered deck with a fireplace) that offer picturesque views of Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati. “The sellers looked for parcels for years and took a year of designing [this home] to fit the view, and it really shows,” says listing agent Nick Motz. Combine those views with the home’s unmatched privacy and Bellevue’s small-town charm and we call that win-win.