When you hear the word “penthouse,” you might immediately think downtown living. But what if we told you the ultimate Cincinnati penthouse is actually across the river in Covington? This one-bedroom, two-bathroom industrial loft offers breathtaking views of the city skyline and Roebling Bridge.
The condo is located along the river in the Licking Riverside Historic District, home to some historic gems like this corner property on Shelby Street. It’s also right across the river from The Banks, a short bike ride to Newport on the Levee, and right in the middle of Covington hot spots like The Gruff, Roebling Point Books & Coffee, and the weekly Covington farmers’ market.
Inside, the home features a wide-open floor plan with loads of contemporary design potential. There are concrete floors throughout, and exposed beams and air ducts keep the space true to the industrial theme. Right inside the front door, the living room is lit with mod pendant fixtures and comes with a fireplace and a spot for a flat screen.
Floor-to-ceiling windows on the same wall as the fireplace provide a sweeping view of the city. Natural light beams in during the day and the city lights shine at night with a view that peeks right into Great American Ball Park. To the left, a glass greenhouse-like bump-out is the perfect spot to entertain.
The floor-to-ceiling windows in the living space offer arguably one of the best views of the famed Roebling Suspension Bridge. There’s even a sliding glass door that leads to a small balcony—which also comes with killer views.
In the kitchen, the industrial look is softened with wood cabinets, open shelving, stainless appliances, and a bar that seats four or five. Between the kitchen and patio, there’s an alcove for a dining table. The staircase, which is made with copper pipes, adds a special design element to function.
The owner’s suite, which encompasses most of the second level, sits at the top of the stairs next to a sitting room that overlooks the river. In the bathroom, you’ll find moody black and wood fixtures and a luxe glass-enclosed shower. Outside a set of sliding doors, just feet from the bed, there’s another balcony that has us dreaming of summer nights, Reds games, and fireworks—and imagining waking up to this view!