Situated on a corner lot in Carpenter’s Creek in Evendale near the Blue Ash Golf Course, this contemporary home built in the late 1980s has been updated over the last few years with upgrades totaling $100,000. The 6,000-square-foot home features five bedrooms and six full and one half bathrooms. The varied roofline and stone chimney add visual interest to the exterior, while inside, the living room boasts high ceilings and a working fireplace, with another stone chimney. A wall of windows offers a glimpse of the shaded back deck. The living room opens to the dining room, which is in turn open to the kitchen, the two spaces separated by a built-in bar and cabinets, creating a practical space for entertaining. On the other side, a trio of niches set into that half wall have spotlights that can be used to showcase artwork.
The kitchen is perhaps our favorite room. It’s spacious, with an efficient layout. The eat-in island has a built-in cooktop, plenty of cabinets and drawers, and quartz countertops. An oversized farmhouse sink stands in front of a greenhouse window that’s perfect for a few pots of herbs. Shaker-style cabinets with brushed nickel hardware match the stainless appliances. Finally, a small breakfast nook is filled with light from windows that overlook the back deck and skylights above. For the entertaining pros, the back deck will be a friend group favorite. Mostly shaded by trees, it’s broken into a substantial conversation area and a spot just off the dining room that’s perfect for a dining set.
Other noteworthy rooms include the office with its own fireplace and built-in shelving, a seating area on the second floor outside the bedrooms, and the master bath with a soaking tub overlooking the yard. The lower level features another massive, open entertaining spot with a full-size fridge next to a small wet bar, working fireplace, and loads of shelving doubling as the entertainment center. A unique room that’s rarely in the basement is a sunroom-like space with several floor-to-ceiling windows and a walkout. An entire wing of the home is a dedicated in-law suite with two bathrooms and a bedroom. Here, hardwood stretches throughout the first floor’s open living room and kitchen. Skylights line the ceiling in the lofted second level that has plenty of room for an office or sitting area. The bedroom here also has a walkout to the main deck.
Outside, the lot includes quite a bit of land, a new water irrigation system and creek bed, and driveway space on either side of the house, with a basketball hoop on one end and a garage for the in-law suite on the other.