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Cottage Style

If you’ve ever driven down Cleves Warsaw Pike, it’s hard not to notice the house with the bright blue cedar-shake roof. Sited on a rolling two-and-a-half-acre lot across from the Western Hills Country Club,...

The Address: 66 Rio Vista Drive

Rio Vista means “river view” in Spanish, but in Northern Kentucky, it just might mean “fun.” At least, that’s the impression you get from this 9,000-square-foot contemporary home for sale (list price, $1.4 million) in one of Ft. Thomas’s most exclusive river-view communities.

Room With a View

In the glory days of Cincinnati dining, the Gourmet Room loomed large, with its five Mobil stars and starry-eyed views. But times and tastes changed, leaving the restaurant—and the Terrace Plaza—behind. A look back at the rise and fall of a landmark.

Real Estate: 309 Oregon St.

The first time he looked at the steep, narrow lot at the end of Oregon Street that would become The Palisades of Mt. Adams, architect John Senhauser knew it would pose a challenge—and that he could meet it. “There aren’t many places in Mt. Adams where you could really do flats like this,” Senhauser sa

Real Estate: House Hounds

Attention architecture nuts: the Annual Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy (FLWBC) Conference, titled Modifying Wright’s Buildings and Their Sites: Additions, Subtractions, Adjacencies, lands at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza on September 22. This will...