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This Ft. Thomas Bungalow’s Modern Updates Complement Its Gorgeous Original Features

57 West Villa Place This charcoal gray Ft. Thomas bungalow is concrete proof that a house doesn’t have to be huge to be big on charm. Case in point: original features inside and out, including...

A Pleasant Ridge Tudor with Stained Glass Windows on Orchard Lane

Orchard Lane is one of Pleasant Ridge’s most coveted streets. Looking at this tudor, it’s easy to understand why.

This West-Side Gem Took Inspiration from Homearama Homes

During a years-long career as a homebuilder and developer, Bob Mathews kept a file of all his favorite features in Homearama homes he’d seen. When he and his wife, Mary Anne, were preparing to...

A Rehabbed Corryville Home With Exposed Brick and a Loft-Like Feel

2817 Highland Avenue As urban neighborhoods throughout the city continue growing in popularity, Corryville is getting in on the revitalization action, too. Consider this 119-year-old single-family home, about five blocks from the University of Cincinnati’s...

This Charming 91-Year-Old Kennedy Heights Home Just Got A Major Update

3735 Dogwood Lane, Kennedy Heights When current homeowners Jacquie and Bryan Tye bought this 1928 Kennedy Heights home, “it was a mess and needed a lot of structural work,” says Jacquie. It took 2.5 years,...

A Mt. Adams Home Offering Picturesque Downtown Views, Plus a Fancy Master Bath

927 Monastery Street A red metal roof and decorative iron door grates out front indicate this Mount Adams house is a little different than others nearby. A peek inside confirms that’s true. Check out the...

A Cincinnati Beer Baron Once Slept in This Sharonville Mansion

12171 Mosteller Road Surrounded by industrial development, this stately Sharonville mansion is actually a significant piece of Cincinnati’s brewing history. In fact, Louis Hauck, son of 1800s beer baron John Hauck, built it. Louis eventually...

A New-Construction Home Just Minutes From Silverton’s Main Drag

6064 Hedge Avenue Silverton is perhaps best known for modest, older homes on quaint, tree-lined streets. But one of our favorite sections of this suburb is settled in its southwest corner, where Plainfield turns into...

A Walnut Hills Sandstone Mansion with Stunning Stained Glass

3006 Fairfield Avenue Officially, the style of this 129-year-old home in Walnut Hills is Richardsonian Romanesque, although we think “northern sandcastle” would also be an appropriate description for both it and the nearly identical home...

How Homeowners Transformed This Historic West End Estate

909 Dayton St., West End (sale pending) The first time this circa 1880 house was mentioned in the pages of this magazine, it was completely torn apart inside, under major renovation by homeowners Joe Creighton and...
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