A Charming Modern Victorian Farmhouse Home in Ft. Thomas

This is not your average suburban home in an average suburban subdivision. Welcome to Canon Ridge, a nearly hidden gem in Ft. Thomas.

68 Canon Ridge

Photograph by Steve Hurley

If you live in Campbell County, you’ve probably driven right by this Ft. Thomas neighborhood without even noticing. Perched on the hillside off of Alexandria Pike between D.E.P.’s and Marsh Building Products, and just off of I-471’s exit 2, Canon Ridge dates to the late 1980s. This home, however, was a later addition to the neighborhood, even though it draws style inspiration from the Victorian era. The home’s exterior gray and white color scheme gives a modern touch to the turret, fish scale siding, and whimsical gingerbread accent at the top of the front dormer. With more than 5,500 square feet of living space, the house boasts four (or five) bedrooms and four full and one half baths.

Photograph by Steve Hurley

Photograph by Steve Hurley

The front porch spans the length of the house and makes a perfect spot for morning coffee. As you step inside, there are hardwood floors throughout the first floor and the formal dining room is to your left. The space features a tray ceiling and more than enough room for a massive dining table. The expansive kitchen also has an everyday dining space and an eat-in bar. There’s a countertop that doubles as a desk or could be used as a drink making station with cabinets above for storage. Beadboard-style facing on cabinets and drawers give the kitchen a farmhouse-like vibe, while glass-fronted cabinets offer space to display dishes. Stainless appliances and quartz countertops match the tiled backsplash.

The living room is a giant, open space with four large windows and a working fireplace. It’s the ultimate family room, but perhaps the best room in the house is through the set of glass doors. The turret room is surrounded by two-story windows. The entire space could be a second living room, sunroom, or as the current owners have used it—a music room. Also on the first floor, there’s an office and half bath. Each of the five bedrooms are upstairs including a master bath with a double vanity, black hexagon tile, and a separate shower area.

Photograph by Steve Hurley

The backyard is made for entertaining and has plenty of space for kids to play, too, since the house is on a “corner” lot, near the end of the cul-de-sac. The small deck off the kitchen is accessed from a set of stairs that leads down to the circular patio designed with pavers. It’s surrounded by landscaping including an ivy-covered arch. Though it’s not fenced in, there’s loads of space for the kids and pets to play and a couple of trees that offer privacy. We imagine cocktails on the patio and nights with friends around the fire pit. Summer can’t come soon enough!

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