You could play the world’s best game of hide-and-seek in this uncommon 1964 home, which is perfect for a buyer with vision and a jones for wide open spaces. Its style cannot be confined to one genre because it’s a magical mystery tour of every genre. It is somehow both log cabin and Mid-Century Modern ranch, and then it approaches castle territory with multiple levels of open stairways trimmed in elaborate wrought iron, a stone-encased stairway, and an absolutely giant 12-foot-wide stone fireplace.
A recent $250,000 renovation amped up the property further still, adding a contemporary light-filled kitchen, complete with farmhouse sink, marble counters, and plenty of natural materials like granite and slate. Comparatively dainty built-in cabinets in the bedrooms remind us that the home was in fact built in the ’60s, even though it’s the log cabin style that provides the bass note throughout, showing itself with 40-foot-long original wood beams.
The dozen-room labyrinth has five bedrooms, multiple living and dining spaces, and a full bathroom on each of its three levels. And then there’s basically an entire second house in the basement. And that’s just the inside. The two-story deck with pool and hot tub seems basic compared to the rest of the property, which is not unlike a mini summer camp: Look for a stocked fishing pond, an island with a shelter house and floating dock, and even a zip line and miniature beach. You can easily imagine a troop of Girl Scouts sitting around the fire pit. You’ll also find an established vegetable garden near the kitchen, a handy three-car garage, and an invisible fence around the more than four acres, with extensive frontage on a large lot set way back from the road.
This listing has it all, plus a bunch of things you never knew you needed. You get the feeling that you’re on a rural compound somewhere, even though you’re only about a half-hour drive to downtown Cincinnati and even closer to Dayton. But why would you ever leave? It’s a home made (and remade) for living the good life.