Near both Hyde Park and Mt. Lookout squares, this renovated foursquare has charm. From the street, it sits atop a rise and is accessible by a steep set of stairs and a driveway to the left. The entry includes a front porch and a wide door that leads inside to the foyer. The foyer features a wall of shiplap, hardwood floors, and a geometric chandelier. In the living room, the fireplace is the focal point of the space with built-in shelves and cabinets (storage!) on one side. The same gray and white scheme continues into the dining room with a modern light fixture and a set of windows that bookend a stained-glass window.
In the kitchen, patterned tile breaks up the hardwood floors and white and gray cabinets with black hardware and a subway tile backsplash keep the room classic. Stainless appliances are included in the space, and the same elements appear in the butler’s pantry. It’s fully stocked with a drink fridge, counter-to-ceiling cabinets, and plenty of space to set up your own coffee area, which might save you some time in the morning, since the back door opens right out of this space.
Each of the three bedrooms (or four if you want to rearrange the closet to become a bedroom) are upstairs. “When I was looking for houses in my desired neighborhoods, I noticed one consistent issue: no closet space,” says current owner Stefani Hernandez. “I decided to give myself a DREAM closet by adding a free standing, floor to ceiling closet solution shelving system.” Throughout each space, there are hardwood floors and design elements that are similar to the lower level, including gray walls and subway tile in the master bath, plus heated floors for chilly mornings. And if you’re looking for outdoor entertaining space, this home has that too!
Need something a little bit bigger? This $1.5 million home was built in 1930 on one of Cincinnati’s ritziest streets. With five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms, the home boasts nearly 6,000 square feet of living space. The property line is fenced in and the front yard is massive. Inside, the foyer is spacious with charming wallpaper, wall sconces, and a chandelier that matches similar fixtures in the nearby living room. Hardwood floors continue throughout the home and in the living room, there’s a fireplace too. Additionally, there’s a casual living room with a wall of built-in wood cabinets for storage, shelving, and a spot for a TV.
The dining room features another fireplace and an intricate glass fixture hung above the dining table. In the kitchen, there’s an earth-tone theme that includes wood cabinets, beige-and-brown tile flooring, a huge farmhouse sink, and an eat-in island. Viking stainless appliances are tucked into their designated spaces including the double wall oven, fridge, and range. Also on the first floor, there’s a massive office space with a wall of built-in cabinets and shelving perfect for a library, office storage, or just some additional storage. Other notable spaces in the home include a spa-like master bath, the finished basement with concrete floors and a wet bar for entertaining, and a sunroom that walks out to the patio. There’s a space for everyone—inside and out.