When real-estate developer John Toebben steps out onto his sprawling patio in the morning, the river view is his alone to enjoy.
At least, it is for now. Because while Toebben’s new house is the first to be completed at his billion-dollar planned community in Hebron, it won’t be the last. Interest is high, holds are selling, and this project that’s 20 years in the making is ready to soar.
THE RESERVE AT RIVERS POINTE
Toebben’s house is in an eight-lot private community called The Reserve at Rivers Pointe. It's connected by a walking trail head to Rivers Pointe Estates, which comprises 450 wooded acres set back from a ridge with more than a mile of building sites overlooking the Ohio River. When complete, the development will feature a clubhouse, a pool, a community center with 17,000 sq. ft. of boutique retail space, and nearly 1,000 residences, including single-family homes, townhouses, condominiums, apartments, and cabin homes.
But Toebben won’t erase the site’s natural splendor. In fact, he considers it among the development’s most favorable assets. As such, the plan calls for 35% of green space to be preserved and eight miles of hiking and equestrian trails to connect the neighborhoods. Then there’s Toebben’s prize project, the Rivers Pointe Stables. Its 17 stalls are already filled with horses whose owners will likely be future homeowners.
It’s all part of Toebben’s ambitious master plan, which eschews cookie-cutter solutions in favor of distinctive architecture, top-of-the-line materials, a robust community feel, and a handful of romantic experiences that highlight the natural preservation—like the sight of horses from your kitchen window. Suffice it to say, Rivers Pointe Estates won’t be just another planned community.
That’s because John Toebben isn’t just another real-estate developer. His father, Matth Toebben started Toebben Construction 62 years ago. First under his leadership, now under that of John and his brother Bill, it has become one of the most influential real-estate firms in Greater Cincinnati.
At the same time, John has filled his resume with positions in community organizations and nonprofits around the city. Like every good entrepreneur, he understands the benefits of bolstering the community in which he does business. Rising tides and all that.
THE TOUR FOR THE CURE
Which brings us to John Toebben’s latest and perhaps most extraordinary act of philanthropy, the Tour for the Cure. If you choose to go—and we think you’ll want to—here are the details:
- From 12-7 p.m. on August 26 and 27, Toebben will be hosting a public tour of his new house at Rivers Pointe Estates.
- Joining him as additional hosts will be Debi Martin and Michele Mamo of the Dwell Well Group at Keller Williams representing Toebben Custom Homes.
- The house is a 4-bed, 5-bath, 10,000 sq.-ft. masterpiece that’s so artfully built into the riverside bluff it’s astonishing.
- Attendance is limited each day.
- Tickets are $25 and are available here. Tickets are only available in advance.
- Proceeds will go to the Greater Cincinnati Alzheimer’s Association.
Why the Alzheimer’s Association? Because John Toebben’s mother battled the disease for the last 10 years of her life. The Toebben family has participated in the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s ever since, but they’ve also been looking for another way to give back. And with the new house at Rivers Pointe Estates, John Toebben finally found it.
“We know what it’s like first hand. It doesn’t have a cure, and if afflicts people of all spectrums of life,” he says. “We want to support the Alzheimer’s Association by helping them find the first Alzheimer’s survivor while caring for those battling this devastating disease, so we’re inviting them into our home.”
For more information about Toebben Builders, visit their website.