On The Market: A 1919 “Wurlitzer Subdivision” Estate

1 Beech Crest, East Walnut Hills, $1.35 million

Photograph Courtesy of Holly Finn

One of our favorite older residential neighborhoods in Cincinnati is the chunk of East Walnut Hills just east of O’Bryonville, once home to the country estates of some of Cincinnati’s biggest names. As time passed, the estates were parceled off into smaller plots of land where families built homes like this 1919 tudor-and-stone mansion, which today rests on just over half an acre of land in what the Hamilton County Auditor calls the “Wurlitzer Subdivision.”

Photograph Courtesy of Holly Finn

Stately and well maintained, this home has many hallmarks of fine living from its time: a grand front hall with sweeping wood staircase, a massive dining room, a tile-floored sunroom with french doors and a wood-paneled study with a patterned plaster ceiling. The property has been “meticulously restored,” says listing agent Holly Finn, and includes more than $250,000 in updates.

Photograph Courtesy of Holly Finn

Photograph Courtesy of Holly Finn

Photograph Courtesy of Holly Finn

Photograph Courtesy Holly Finn

We’re particularly fond of the balconies, sleeping porches and in-ground pool out back. There’s also a guest apartment over the four car garage, possibly once home to a family maid or chauffer—more hallmarks of fine living from a very different era.

Photograph Courtesy of Holly Finn

Photograph Courtesy of Holly Finn

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