We've all done it before: logged into Zillow, Realtor.com, or some other on-the-market aggregator and curiously clicked on the most expensive home we could find near where we live. It's only human to want to understand what makes a million-dollar listing just that. Whether it's the number of rooms, the view, its level of seclusion, or the vastness of the garage, it's fun to wonder what it'd be like to live in something luxurious that justifies the price tag.
Today, we will be your aggregator. While there are certainly more than 10 listings over a million dollars in and around Cincinnati, here's two handfuls of properties that break the seven-figure status.
430 Whitman Court [SEE PHOTOS]
Hyde Park — $1,375,000
This LEED Platinum-certified custom home has four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, and spans 3,200 square feet. Its modern design utilizes walls of massive windows to blend the inside with nature outside, with a view of the Ohio River and the city in the distance. Also, there's room to add an elevator if you want!
Our favorite feature: It has two spacious decks overlooking the river below, which is an abundance of luxuries if you ask us!
1112 Carney Street [SEE PHOTOS]
Mt. Adams — $2,695,000
Another LEED Platinum-certified house, but this one is on the precipice of one of Mt. Adams' steep sides, offering amazing views of the river below. Of course, it has a rooftop terrace that's big enough to host a party (Labor Day fireworks are probably incredible from that spot), and this one also comes with a three-car garage as well as two off-street spaces for guests. Essentially, it's the ultimate Mt. Adams mansion if you want to share your space with your family and friends.
Our favorite feature: The beautiful kitchen inside the turret!
1121 Edwards Road [SEE PHOTOS]
Hyde Park — $1,249,000
A Hyde Park Tudor? Yes, please. Five bedrooms, five bathrooms, a huge master suite, and a screened-in porch make up a large part of this 5,943-square-foot home. It's also notable for all the lovely architectural details found throughout each room. The place was built in 1931 and looks as elegant as ever 89 years later.
Our favorite feature: Mesa Loca opened in Hyde Park Square recently, so the fact that this is just a couple of blocks away means we can get there lickety-split.
2415 Riverside Drive, Lot 2 [SEE PHOTOS]
East End — $1,200,000
A gated community with 13 homes by the river sits along Riverside Drive in the East End. One of those homes, 2415 Riverside Drive Lot 2, is up for grabs. Sure, it has four bedrooms and four bathrooms, but the real story here is how many decks this bad boy has (a total of three). Every level has an outdoor terrace, so no matter where you are in the house, fresh air under cover is just a door slide away. With a kayak ramp out back, a bike path nearby, and relatively close proximity to Downtown, Lot 2 is an impressive house to call home.
Our favorite feature: the terraces face south, so they get all-day sun.
9435 Shawnee Run Road [SEE PHOTOS]
Indian Hill — $3,475,000
This is definitely the biggest home on the list. At a whopping 8,347 square feet, this six-bedroom, nine-bathroom mansion in Indian Hill is situated on over five acres of land and is surrounded by woods. For those who want to escape the city and live in nature, this is it. The place has its own indoor basketball court, a theater, a full bar, a pool, a tennis court, a double curved staircase...the list goes on.
Our favorite feature: That grand entry is pretty slick, not gonna lie.
502 Baum Street [SEE PHOTOS]
Mt. Adams — $1,099,000
High ceilings, hardwood floors, and plenty of open-air space overlooking Downtown are all part of this newer home in Mt. Adams. The two-car garage is a nice addition, and the place has an elevator so you don't have to do stairs if you don't feel like it. The 3,561-square-foot home has three bedrooms and five bathrooms, too.
Our favorite feature: That city view, baby!
909 Riverview Place [SEE PHOTOS]
Mt. Adams — $1,385,000
With close proximity to Downtown on a semi-secluded lot in Mt. Adams, 909 Riverview Place feels both private and in the thick of things at the same time. The entire back of the house sports two glass atriums that invite loads of afternoon and evening light into the house. The home, which is understood to have been built in the 1880s, is up to date with modern appliances and finishes, too.
Our favorite feature: Show me a house with two glass atriums better than this one and I'll eat my hat.
3012 Erie Avenue [SEE PHOTOS]
Hyde Park — $1,499,000
Made with real stucco, this modern Hyde Park abode gleams brightly along Erie Avenue with its sharp edges and minimalist aesthetic. The four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom home is massive, too, measuring out to a whopping 5,264 square feet! It's LEED Platinum certified and tax abated until 2030 to boot. It sits on a half-acre of land.
Our favorite feature: It has a unique aesthetic for a home in Hyde Park, and we like a one-of-a-kind build.
1120 Fuller Street [SEE PHOTOS]
Mt. Adams — $1,115,000
This three-bedroom, four-bathroom, 5,330-square-foot beaut on Fuller Street in Mt. Adams has built-in shelves, shiny hardwood floors, a huge kitchen, several outdoor decks, and historic charm in the form of old fireplaces and painted, exposed brick.
Our favorite feature: It's gotta be that cute little outdoor patio under the shade of a tree. What a great spot for morning coffee in the spring and summer.
312 W. 4th Street [SEE PHOTOS]
Downtown — $1,399,000
This one isn't a home, per se, but you could renovate the 3rd and 4th floors for your own place if you want! This is a four-story building on 4th Street downtown that currently houses Switch Lighting & Design on the first floor and an event space on the 2nd floor. Historic West Fourth Street is a great area of the Central Business District, and owning your own beautiful building would be pretty swell.
Our favorite feature: that ornate bay window that faces the street. We've seen the view from the upper levels and it's excellent.