A Mid-Century Modern-Inspired Ranch in Ft. Wright

The enclosed porch is equipped for all of Cincinnati’s seasons—fireplace and fan included.

41 Park Road

Photograph courtesy of Sibcy Cline Realtors

Cincinnati is full of post-WWII architecture like this Mid-Century Modern landmark in Green Township and this Walnut Hills masterpiece designed by renowned Cincinnati architect Carl Strauss. Mid-Century Modern homes, which were originally built between 1933 and 1965, have recently made a major real estate comeback. Supporting the trend, big companies like West Elm and Article produce vintage furniture pieces, and an entire used furniture shop in Over-the-Rhine, Leftcoast Modern, is dedicated to the era. This two-year-old Ft. Wright home proves the tried-and-true is here to stay.

Photograph courtesy of Sibcy Cline Realtors

Traditionally, Mid-Century Modern homes are single-story structures with geometric forms, clean lines, natural materials, and open living spaces. This one-story, four-bedroom, three-bathroom home sticks to tradition, featuring a gray brick and stone exterior, a modest porch, and minimal landscaping out front, plus an open floor plan inside.

Step foot through the red front door and immediately enter the living room, complete with a custom stone mantel, electric fireplace, tray ceiling, and wood floors. To the right, the spacious kitchen features a “hidden” built-in fridge disguised as cabinets, an eat-in island with granite countertops, double ovens, wood floors, and walk-in pantry. Giant windows surround the adjoining dining space; not only do they offer panoramic views of the yard, they also create unity between outside and inside, another classic aspect of Mid-Century Modern home design. Just off the dining space, an enclosed porch provides an even closer connection to the great outdoors. Like the living room, this space features a custom stone mantel and fireplace. It also offers ample space for furniture and access to an open-air patio.

Photograph courtesy of Sibcy Cline Realtors

Of home’s four bedrooms, the master is our favorite, with wood floors and a sliding barn door that opens up to a gorgeous bath. Here, you’ll find a glass-walled walk-in shower, a freestanding bathtub, double vanity, tile floors, and access to a massive walk-in closet. Downstairs, the finished basement is an extension of the upstairs, complete with a family room, two bedrooms, a full bath, and access to the yard, which, by the way, is quiet and private thanks to the surrounding woods.

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