Inside This Unassuming-Looking Mt. Adams Italianate Lies a Modern Reno With a View

Behind this home’s Kelly green door lies a style surprise that’s tailor-made for the urban family or entertainment-loving couple.

1040 St. Gregory Street

Photograph courtesy of Holly Finn of Finn Team at Coldwell Banker West Shell

Just at the curve of St. Gregory Street, where Jerome Street ends, two Italianate homes sit cheek-to-cheek. The uphill one dates to 1880, according to the Hamilton County Auditor, and with its flat front, four street-facing windows, and bracketed cornice, it certainly doesn’t look that modern. Mt. Adams has plenty of swanky modern homes, like this uber-modern Jose Garcia-designed home, and its fair share of historic renovations, like this charming historic home with crazy views, so hidden gems aren’t unusual. But behind this home’s Kelly green door lies a style surprise that’s tailor-made for the urban family or entertainment-loving couple.

Photograph courtesy of Holly Finn of Finn Team at Coldwell Banker West Shell

Photograph courtesy of Holly Finn of Finn Team at Coldwell Banker West Shell

The first floor features a wide open floor plan. The whole space is visible from the front door and boasts light wood flooring, exposed brick, and an insanely cool staircase that serves as a focal point, as well as defining the space—there’s a spacious entry and a sitting area on one side, and the larger main space on the other. There, the living room boasts a multi-globe pendant light and large windows that bring in natural light for a cozy spot next to the kitchen. A shiplapped wall between the two spaces includes a bar that offers seating for two. The kitchen is mostly white with all white cabinets and walls, but exposed brick accents, stainless appliances, ivory-glazed tile backsplash, and gold hardware makes the space interesting. Around the corner, a spacious laundry room has open shelving, and a full bathroom sits right beside it.

Photograph courtesy of Holly Finn of Finn Team at Coldwell Banker West Shell

Up the wire-and-wood staircase, the second floor includes carpeted bedrooms with dark closet doors that compliment the cooler hues in the spaces. The master bath is all-marble-everything with marble walls in the shower and marble floors. There’s a double vanity, illuminated mirror, and tile backsplash. But perhaps the coolest part of this home is the lofted entertaining space. “My favorite part of this home is the rooftop deck,” says J. Webb of Finn Team, “for entertaining and watching the sunset in the evening.” The space has a sink, wine fridge, glass-panel cabinets for storage, and design elements that match the rest of the home. Think light wood floors and darker countertops that spice up the space, plus a sizable walkout to the deck, which offers views of the city. We imagine a grill and patio furniture for dreamy summer nights with friends—an entertainer’s dream!

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