Empty nesters enjoy Ohio River view

Written by: Sarah J. Dills

When a Cincinnati couple looked to downsize after their children left the house, their number one requirement was a view of their beloved Ohio River.  The couple’s former family home rested on the Cincinnati side of the river, but their search for a maintenance-free condominium led them to Newport’s Southshore development.  “We knew we wanted to be on the river and we wanted a view of the Cincinnati skyline,” the homeowner explains.

Resources: Architect: Architects Plus; General contractor: Bob Arlinghaus Construction; Interior design: Leslie Derrick, Pear Tree Interiors; Kitchen design and all cabinetry design: Kimball Derrick, CKD; Furniture, lighting, accessories: Pear Tree Interiors; Flooring: Mansion Hill; Window shades: Lutron from Advanced Electric; Bathroom, bar, office cabinetry, shelving and woodworking: Built by Schlabach Wood Design; KITCHEN: Cabinetry: Custom with Antique Brown honed granite on perimeter countertops and Calcutta Gold marble on island and backsplash; Sink: Blanco Performa with Hansgrohe faucet; Appliances: Asko dishwasher, Thermador cooktop and ovens, Sub-Zero refrigerator and refrigerator drawers, Scotsman ice maker. All from Hagedorn Appliances; BATHROOM: Countertop and tub surround: Calcutta Gold marble; Sink: Kohler Devonshire; Tub: Kohler; BAR: Front paneling: Custom from Kimball Derrick; Countertops: Volga Blue granite

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