Some of Cincinnati’s most alluring homes sit in Hyde Park — a fact of which if you are a living and breathing Cincinnatian I really needn’t remind you. But a few homes stand out from the rest, and one of them in particular has always captured my attention.
I'm talking about the English Tudor at 2555 Handasyde Avenue. It sits impressively at the top of a small street on the sloping land between Hyde Park Square and the Cincinnati Country Club. Good real estate? No, great real estate.
You can see for yourself in the gallery the unique architectural features of the home. Of particular interest is the asymmetrical edifice, which borrows Neo-Gothic elements in addition to those of Tudor Revival.
I’d also direct you to the steeply-pitched roof, the massive chimney, the recessed entryway, the half-timbering, and the casement dormer windows — all Tudor hallmarks designed to protect the home and its residents from heavy or frequent precipitation. (It rains a lot in England, and those of us on this side of the pond are certainly nothing if not mimetic Anglophiles.)
What’s less obvious in the photos is the extent to which this home has been carefully preserved and maintained. The next owner will be able to enjoy all those fine architectural features for decades to come.
WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT
2555 Handasyde is a 6-bed, 7.5-bath home in the center of Hyde Park. The home has a large foyer, a living room with a fireplace, a kitchen with an island, a formal dining room, and a first-floor office. There are multi-panel doors, high-beamed ceilings, crown molding, and natural woodwork throughout.
The home has a broad front yard and an outdoor patio in the back along with lush manicured shrubbery and a pitched stone terrace. (In case you were wondering, “lush manicured shrubbery” just rocketed to the top of my list of favorite phrases.)
AND IT'S AVAILABLE FOR THE PRICE OF:
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The home at 2555 Handasyde Avenue in Hyde Park is listed by Robinson Sotheby's International Realty. Check out the listing here.