One thing out-of-towners might not know about Cincinnati is how diverse this city’s architectural landscape can be. The homes of Clifton are a great example. While most Clifton homes are largely historic, there are several modern buildings dotted in among the community’s older structures, too. A great example is this white contemporary. Designed by architect Richard Peacock and built in 1970, the home has gone by the nickname the “Peacock House” ever since.
With its newly upgraded white exterior cladding and circular design features, the Peacock House could easily have served as the inspiration for the 1986 Mt. Adams house we featured in this blog last week. But unlike that home (which had sweeping Ohio River views), this one is tucked into a private wooded lot, with majestic views of leafy green treetops instead. Because it’s older, this home also has more Mid-Century Modern–influenced design features, like a floating main staircase and exposed brick walls.
More recently, the home was given a seamless addition, courtesy of architect Greg Tilsley, including a two-car garage, family room, and deck. It also received a slew of 21st-century updates, like a shiny white kitchen and serene master bath. Best of all, says listing agent Susan Rissover, the home is within walking distance of Clifton’s historic gaslight district, ensuring homeowners who admire architecture of all eras can have their cake and eat it too.