A Century-Old Farmhouse in the Idyllic Clermont County Countryside

For those whose dreams include fleeing the city center for green grass and wide open spaces, homes like this one are more appealing than ever.
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Photograph by Tim Spanagel, courtesy Coldwell Banker Realty

If you’re like the vast majority of us, you experienced a moment during the pandemic where you thought, Why don’t I drop everything and move to the countryside? For those whose dreams include fleeing the city center for green grass and wide open spaces, homes like this one, set on 14 sprawling Clermont County acres, are more appealing than ever.

Photograph by Tim Spanagel, courtesy Coldwell Banker Realty

The current owners purchased the property, located just off U.S. Route 50, with the dream of building a rustic wedding venue. While that dream didn’t quite materialize, there are plenty of opportunities (Hint: Airbnb/bed-and-breakfast/long-term rental) to make this property into much more than just a private residence.

Photograph by Tim Spanagel, courtesy Coldwell Banker Realty

The home itself is fresh and airy, removed from the city without being too far away. Farmhouse chic is, as much as we hate to admit it, on its way out. But done in an actual farmhouse? Now we’re talking. Originally built in 1924, the house was recently renovated top-to-bottom to meet modern tastes and standards without sacrificing the character. Old-school ceiling medallions crown the living room and study, while spaces like the stairwell and kitchen feature accents of that white shiplap that has become synonymous with the modern farmhouse aesthetic. The owner’s suite is an oasis with its rich blue paneled accent wall and walkout veranda, which offers a postcard-worthy panorama of the property. Draped with curtains and outfitted with a ceiling fan, it’s a tempting hangout space, especially during those sticky Cincinnati summers.

Photograph by Tim Spanagel, courtesy Coldwell Banker Realty

But as charming as the house itself is, it’s the sprawling outdoor wonderland that’s the real selling point. Between eight fenced paddocks, a stocked fishing pond, a barn that perfectly matches the house, and a Martha Stewart–worthy garden, you might just be hard-pressed to find time to spend inside. If you do have to break from your farmyard paradise, you’ll find plenty of extra room to stretch your legs in the oversized-garage-slash-man-cave, or in the guest cottage, which is just as adorable as, well…literally everything else.

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