A Hans Nuetzel Home with Stunning Ohio River Views

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7304 Riverby Road

Photo Courtesy of Laura Chiarenzelli

One of the more impressive features of this Hans Nuetzel–designed home is the way the structure follows the slope of its lot. Add in the fact that the house makes great use of unobstructed Ohio River views, and you’ve got yourself a gem of a place.

Photo Courtesy of Laura Chiarenzelli

Photo Courtesy of Laura Chiarenzelli

Inside, potential buyers will also likely appreciate the angled hardwood flooring, gleaming white walls, and an incredibly cool, M.C. Escher-esque main staircase (there is an end, we assure you). We’re huge fans, too, of the home’s sloping ceilings and clean lines throughout—just enough architectural interest to compliment those striking river views.

Nuetzel, a German immigrant post World War II, was a peer of Mid-Century Modern architects Ray Roush and Carl Strauss. (In fact, he worked for Strauss briefly and lived until his 2013 death in a private Anderson Township enclave that Roush helped establish.) He also utilized many of the same successful design features they both did, including sloped ceilings and generous walls of windows. Even so, Nuetzel had his own way of approaching the Queen City’s rolling landscape; rather than designing low profile homes, he gently tucked his multi-story structures into the surrounding landscape, allowing them to emerge from the hillsides. The end result, as this home shows, is a quiet and peaceful kind of architecture that is easy to appreciate.

Photo Courtesy of Laura Chiarenzelli

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