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A German Potter Once Lived in This OTR Home That's Now Listed for Over $1 Million

If you love homes with old-world craftsmanship and modern details, take a look at 1418 Elm Street. In the heart of OTR, just steps from Washington Park, this 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath house is an absolute stunner.

Built in 1859, it was once the home of Christian E. Brockmann, a German immigrant that founded the Brockmann Pottery Company. Lovingly restored to its original beauty, this Italianate style house has everything. Truly a harmonious marriage of the classic and the cutting edge, the house retains its historic details and charm all while being updated to be a Control4 Smart Home and certified LEED Silver.

The stately brick exterior and self-watering window boxes work well together to catch the eye from the street. But just wait until you get inside—the living room is spacious, featuring gorgeous hard wood floors, a cozy gas fireplace, built-in custom cabinetry for all your books and art, and a beverage bar that's perfect for hosting a charming cocktail hour.

Into cooking? The gourmet kitchen, which features both a commercial grade Wolf range and SubZero fridge, is a dream for any home chef. Dinner parties at the gorgeous granite island and stylish custom-built banquette won't stall during cleanup thanks to the kitchen's two dishwashers.

On the second floor, you’ll find the fabulous owners’ suite. The bedroom features cedar-wrapped steel beams that elicit a warm, comfy feeling. The custom closets have plenty of space to organize everything from coats to cuff links. And can we talk about the bathroom? Italian marble and tile, a huge walk-in shower, and a downright decadent soaking tub make it feel like a spa. Walk out from the suite, and you’ll discover the outdoor terrace—your morning routine just got a major upgrade!

The terrace can be plenty of fun in the evening, too—it’s wired for cable and speakers, and has a fire pit. This house has as much going on outside as it has inside. Walk down the spiral staircase from the terrace to the courtyard—complete with cobblestones reclaimed from the original Elm Street—and enjoy a private oasis in the heart of the city. Of course, no oasis is complete without plenty of room for your pooch, your guests, and you.

A home designed for entertaining and sharing with company, both the second and third floors also feature guest rooms, each with adjoining baths. Letting guests stay is easy; getting them to leave, well, that may prove to be the difficult part.

Sitting in the middle of one of Cincinnati’s most vibrant neighborhoods, Over-the-Rhine, Music Hall and all of your favorite restaurants, shopping, and bars are within reasonable walking (or scootering) distance. And if your complaint about OTR has ever been finding a good place to park, the garage and carport offer four spaces. Problem: solved.

Ready to pack your bags and move in? 1418 Elm Street is listed for $1,495,000. Check out the gallery above to understand the hype.

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For more information on 1418 Elm Street (45202), view the listing here.

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