Hazelwood Homes Does It Again with Two New Swoonworthy Renos

The husband-wife duo completely gutted a traditional duplex in Norwood and a 1950s ranch in Anderson Township.
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If you couldn’t already tell, we’re big fans of Hazelwood Homes. From their dreamy reno in Norwood with a swanky wet bathroom to the dark gray historic home in Newport, the Hazelwood husband and wife duo are at it again. But this time, their projects aren’t on the market. One was a commissioned renovation, and the other sold before it even made it to the market.

Photograph courtesy Justin Sheldon, Cincy Visuals

True to Hazelwood’s style, these two homes aren’t your typical coat of paint and new cabinets-type-of-rehabs. Each one features sleek design choices, unique tile selections, and distinctive hardware that add flair. We’re crossing our fingers their next project makes it to the market this time.

2316 Adams Ave., Norwood

Previously a duplex, the traditional Norwood home needed a floor-to-ceiling gut. All new kitchen, bathrooms, flooring, plumbing—you name it, Jessica and her husband Ricky updated it.

“We opened up quite a few walls on the first floor for the main living spaces,” says Jessica Rettinger, co-owner of Hazelwood Homes. “[We] added a mudroom with a dog bath, half bath, and kitchen pantry [and] on the second floor, we converted what was previously the second unit’s kitchen back into a bedroom and laundry room.”

Photograph courtesy Justin Sheldon, Cincy Visuals

The bathroom in the owner’s suite is our favorite part. Terrazzo floors, handmade tile, and a sleek glass enclosure create a dreamy, vacation-like oasis in the home. In the kitchen, the couple used white tile for the backsplash but didn’t shy away from color, using trendy green and dark woods to bring the space to life.

5820 Marlborough Dr., Anderson Township

Before the Rettingers got their hands on it, this 1950s ranch only had two bedrooms, two bathrooms with dark woods, little natural light, and an awkward entryway. After the renovation, the home features four bedrooms and three bathrooms with a finished basement.

“The first floor transformation may be one of the most dramatic upgrades we’ve done,” says Rettinger. “We opened up the kitchen, living, dining, and foyer to one another and vaulted the ceilings, with an open staircase to the basement below.” The staircase in the middle of the first floor is a fun element to the space.

Photograph courtesy Justin Sheldon, Cincy Visuals

Hazelwood also relocated the kitchen, which was previously front and center, giving it the full treatment with sage green cabinets, brass fixtures, and marble backsplash that offers a clean and classic look. A funky pendant light adds dimension to the dining area and the wood beams make the rooms appear larger. The exterior also got a major makeover with the main entry shifted to the center of the home with French doors. Two bedrooms were added in the basement, plus a full bath, more living space, and a walkout.

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