Ft. Mitchell is named for its role in the Civil War. Recently, we’ve rediscovered what a charming town it is today. Built in 1915, this particular brick house is just a short walk from Ft. Mitchell’s historic business district, home to the iconic Greyhound Tavern, a colonial-style eatery that’s well worth a visit, if southern cuisine is your thing.
We love this home’s welcoming front porch, leaded glass sidelights surrounding the main door, and deep double lot. But there’s plenty to get excited about inside the house, too—think multiple fireplaces (including one clad in Rookwood tile), pristine hardwood floors upstairs and down, oversized pocket doors, a fully renovated kitchen, and not one but two separate staircases. (A wise person once told us back staircases are great places to stash junk that needs to go upstairs.)
The master suite is pretty cool, too, with mint green walls and a weathered barn door off the sitting room. There’s also a fun, built-in loft bed in one of the other five bedrooms. Perhaps our favorite space of all, though, is that really big pantry off the kitchen, which holds tons of food but still has space for a microwave oven. Who says you can’t have old school charm and modern amenities, too?