With crisp whites, light wood tones, and an epic sunroom, this Mt. Adams home is a beach house dupe transplanted to the Midwest. Its geometric facade and angular details are unique to the hilltop neighborhood, creating plenty of curb appeal, starting with the front yard, where a variety of materials, including concrete, brick, pavers, and stone, outline a welcoming entrance.
“[The] home has been completely modernized from top to bottom with stunning designer finishes,” says listing agent Heather Herr. “[It] offers sanctuary-inspired spaces with three decks and lovely views with outdoor space on each level. I personally love the congruent designer finishes and the multitude of living spaces for every lifestyle.”
Each level includes a view of the city—even the lower level deck you can see some of the skyline. That lower level has its own entrance (just down a set of stairs from the driveway), separate efficiency kitchen, bedroom, and full bath, opening up the possibility of using it as a rental, or a small in-law suite. There are three more bedrooms and two full and one half baths in the main part of the home.
Right inside the front door, which is set into a covered porch at the top of a short flight of stairs, the angular elements are immediately apparent: The living room sits diagonal to the front door. The room includes large windows and sliding doors that lead out to the sunroom. A basket-like chandelier hovers at the center of the space adding to the beachy vibe and a cut-out in the wall gives a glimpse into the kitchen. The kitchen boasts dark quartz countertops that contrast white cabinets and stainless appliances. On the other side of the wall is a sitting room with a fireplace, walkout to the front porch, and a half bath. The same floor includes a sunroom with rustic wood windows and plank flooring to enjoy the view of the city indoors all year. The space has enough room for a small sofa or a couple of chairs with a ceiling fan, too.
The spiral staircase is a focal point that takes you upstairs to most of the bedrooms. With a walkout to another deck out back, the master brings natural light into the room and two pendants continue the coastal-like decor. Another bedroom on the top floor could also function as the master. The room features a half sphere swing with more natural light beaming into the room and a walkout too. The bottom floor is far from a typical basement. There’s a kitchen, eat-in bar, full bath, and charming deck with a view. The backyard has a paved area and stone walkway that leads to the front yard.
The Mt. Adams location is a boon for any city dweller, with easy access to iconic attractions including Playhouse in the Park, Krohn Conservatory, and Cincinnati Art Museum as well as freeways and downtown and Over-the-Rhine.