Get ready for a peek inside the homes in one of Cincinnati’s most eclectic neighborhood: The biennial Northside House Tour returns on Sunday, September 25 from noon–5 p.m.
Twelve homes, all within two blocks of Hamilton Avenue, are on the tour this year. They include classic specimens from the 1880s and 1890s, as well as two contemporary homes with LEED certification. The dwellings on view are sure to be as varied and vibrant as the community itself. “One home has a gorgeous stairwell with a stained glass window and another has an amazing chef-designed kitchen,” says Ryan Mooney-Bullock, publicity coordinator for this year’s house tour. “There are also a number of artists or art professors on the tour this year, so there’s lots of cool decorating and art along the way.”
Advance tickets are $15 and available at Building Value, Shake It Records, Taylor Jameson Salon and Academy, all North Side Bank locations. and at northside.net/housetour. Bring your advance ticket receipt to the McKie Recreation Center on Chase Avenue for a tour passport and secret details of each home. Day of tickets jump to $18 and can be purchased from 11:30–3:30 at McKie. “It’s a great chance to see the fun personalities of the homes and the people who live there,” says Mooney-Bullock.
And from their site, a glimpse of what’s in the neighborhood: