Locals tend to think of Indian Hill as solely made up of sprawling estates, but this 1949 art moderne–style home is set in a subdivision called Rockhill Gardens. This house was actually the first one built in the neighborhood for a couple named Marjorie and Henry Hamburg (Marjorie was a descendent of the Hudepohl brewing family, says listing agent Doug Manzler). The subdivision itself was named for the land’s original owner, Dr. Charles Rockhill, who had “operated a tuberculosis facility on the property following World War I,” Manzler says (fresh air was once considered key to helping TB patients heal).
Today, it’s all one big tranquil residential neighborhood, and this home—sweeping valley views and all—is a showplace from an architectural era known for its sleek but contrasting design elements; nowhere is this more apparent than in the stunning front hall, complete with a graceful curved staircase and geometric, herringbone-patterned wood floor. The home also boasts cork floors upstairs and a cool updated kitchen with a breakfast-bar-pass-through to the family room. Best of all, the property sits close to the Mariemont border, making it an easy trek to a walkable downtown full of shops, restaurants, and one of our favorite local movie theaters.