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On The Market: A Painted Lady in Cincinnati’s Oldest Neighborhood

What’s cool about this house is, even though it looks historic, it’s actually just 22 years old (except for the wood-and-leaded-glass front door, which was salvaged from the previous home on this lot).

On The Market: A Mt. Adams Home On Top of the World

Normally we don’t feature homes that are still under construction but the renderings on this one are so realistic (and cool) that we wanted to share.

On The Market: Two Mod Ranches in Different Parts of Town

From a 1956 kit home to built-ins galore.

On The Market: A Former Stable in Indian Hill (With A Taft Connection)

The owners repurposed stable doors and kept the original saddle rack and iron gates on site, too, but our favorite salvage of all is the powder room sink, which used to be a water trough in one of the horse stalls.

This Reading Road Condo Used To Be a Glass Factory

In its former life, this building was home to the H. Neuer Glass company, established in 1909; roughly 100 years later, the 33,000 square-foot building was renamed the Glass House Lofts and converted into 11 condominiums.

On The Market: Another Spectacular Swiss Chalet, This Time In Avondale

970 Lenox Pl., Avondale, $650,000 No, you’re not seeing double; we ran a story last month on a different Swiss Chalet, in East Walnut Hills. Turns out there are several of these homes in the...

On The Market: A 1940s Finneytown “Traditional” With Lots of Original Features

Finneytown has been long overlooked as one of Cincinnati’s centrally located neighborhoods with great bang for your home-buying buck.

On The Market: A Tidy Deer Park Bungalow

Like so much post-World War II housing, most Deer Park homes are sturdy brick ranches or cape cods set on fraction-of-an-acre lots – modest by more recent suburban standards but, for a 1950’s-era population who’d previously mostly lived in city rental units, this life represented the iconic “American Dream.”

Designing Minds

The Cincinnati Arts and Technology Studios helps high school students graduate. They’re also planting the seeds for life-long success. But will those seeds take root?

This Clifton Multi-Family Is a Reuse Success Story

Oftentimes, when an historic home is converted to a multi-family, it loses a lot of its charm. Thankfully this stately Clifton three-family is an exception.