When you think of Mt. Washington, your mind probably goes straight to the corner of Campus Lane and Beechmont Avenue where the neighborhood's iconic water tower stands. No one can blame you; it's Mt. Washington's most prominent structure (that you can actually see from the Carew Tower, by the way). But there's a lot more to the neighborhood than that small strip. Mt. Washington extends west toward the Little Miami and down the hill towards the California Woods Nature Preserve. There, tree-lined backroads and shady residential streets make up a good portion of the area.
One house, located on Twin Hills Ridge Drive, is perched so deep within the forest, it's barely visible from the road. Without directions or Google Earth, you'd probably never know it was even there. 1 Twin Hills Ridge Drive has precisely zero neighbors, a lake view, and over 8,000 square feet of house to call home.
The west-facing, 5-bed, 5-bath house boasts imported European fireplaces, architectural details you'd more likely find in a North Avondale or Clifton mansion, a full-on solarium with an indoor fountain, and a 20-foot dome made of stained glass in a 1,600-square-foot great room.
Yes. We're still talking about a house in Mt. Washington. No, we couldn't believe it either when we first read about it.
Of course, public transit doesn't wind its way down through that neck of the (literal) woods, but if you have nine cars, you can park all of them comfortably in the 3,300-square-foot garage and driveway.
If you're one for privacy without driving more than 20 minutes to Downtown, tangerine sunsets over the lake just beyond your front yard, and enough space to comfortably host a Great Gatsby-esque gala, all five acres of 1 Twin Hills Ridge Drive is for you.
It's on the market for $1,595,000.
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See the Zillow listing here.