A Stone Cottage in East Walnut Hills with Ohio River Views


1771 East McMillan Street, East Walnut Hills

Photography Courtesy of DWELL513

One of the city’s original suburbs, East Walnut Hills is largely known for its more urban feel; this stone cottage, set on a private lane and surrounded by a greenbelt, pretty much defies that stereotype. The 95-year-old home checks off all the right historic décor boxes, though. Think: decorative iron-grid and stained glass windows, refinished hardwood floors, a window seat and original brick fireplace in the living room, and lovely archways connecting the home’s public spaces. Perhaps its most notable features, though, are the Ohio River views, which can be seen from the sunroom, the dining room, two bedrooms (including the master), and the rear deck.

Photography Courtesy of DWELL513

Design-wise, we love the remodel of the second-floor hall bath, with oversized subway-style wall tiles and a cool contemporary stained glass window. We’re also big fans of the third floor suite, which includes its own bedroom, a full bath-slash-laundry room, and a family room, plus a feature we’ve never seen before in any other home: a window that, when fully open, forms the third wall for a tiny Juliet balcony overlooking the Ohio River. It looks like an incredibly cool place to sit a spell and contemplate life, if you ask us—especially on a starry night.

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