This Three-Story Home on Keys Crescent Lane Is Perfectly Charming

Built in 1890, the house was the first to be constructed on this desirable Walnut Hills street.
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1825 Keys Crescent Ln., Walnut Hills

The first home to be built on the desirable, private Keys Crescent Lane, this 1890 cottage-style home is surrounded by some of the most exclusive real estate in Cincinnati.

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A circular driveway with a beautifully landscaped island welcomes you, but the whimsical front yard and facade are modest compared to the rest of the home. Inside, you’ll find details like hardwood floors, paneling, and beams throughout.

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In the living room, the fireplace serves as the focal point, but the coffered ceiling and wainscotting are just as eye-catching. The space is calm and sophisticated, with plenty of natural light and a glass door that provides easy access to the patio. Next door, a more formal living room—which could easily be a home office—features detailed wallpaper and large, built-in bookshelves.

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The kitchen is spacious and colorful, with robin’s egg blue walls that complement the white cabinets and stainless-steel appliances. Bench seating beneath a window offers a spot to relax, or the new owners could add a table to create an adorable breakfast nook.

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For those that entertain often, the large island offers seating for three to four people. Plus, there’s a fireplace and separate drink station equipped with a mini fridge and space to whip up your morning coffee.

The grand staircase leads you to the second floor. The main bedroom has a lavish marble fireplace and natural light that bounces off the light-colored walls. And the bathroom? It’s a total oasis. Marble tile and a large soaking tub are reminiscent of what you’d find in a luxury hotel room.

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Upstairs, the five additional bedrooms feature fireplaces, built-ins, and plenty of space. But it’s the sixth bedroom, located on the third floor, that has the best view in the house, thanks to a window offering birds-eye views of the treetops and a window bench that’s perfect for taking it all in.

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Outside, the massive patio off the kitchen is an outdoor oasis with bluestone flooring and a pergola to keep you in the shade on sunny days. “The property has had many lives and evokes many memories,” says listing agent Maureen Pippin. “It is the best location, history, and an utterly charming [home].”

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