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John Morris Russell

The CSO has finally found someone feisty enough and fun and talented enough to fill the shoes of the late, great Eric Kunzel. A chat with the new owner of the red dinner jacket on the eve of his debut as permanent maestro of the Cincinnati Pops.

The Address: 4117 34th St.

Your body’s already a temple; now your home can be, too, if you buy this Oakley property for just $325,000. Formerly the Oakley Christian Community Church, it’s now definitively a single-family home thanks to the decade-long efforts of creative owners Gregg and Nora Martini.

The Address: 18 East Fourth St.

If you’re looking to move downtown, you can’t get much more centrally located than this condo in the Fourth National Bank building. Even though Tom Borcher and Valerie Louis are selling this 10th floor, 1,950-square-foot unit for $385,000, they plan on staying in the neighborhood. “I’ve walked to work every day for 15 years,&rdq

Cottage Style

French country charm—in Delhi Township.

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...