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911 Race Street's penthouse condo is a 2,700-square-foot loft with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and a panoramic view of the city. The open floorpan features soaring ceilings, skylights, exposed brick, multiple gas fireplaces, two balconies, and two indoor parking spaces. With close proximity to Washington Park and other areas of interest both Downtown and in Over-the-Rhine, the condo is in a prime location for anyone who wants to make the most of living in the city's core. It is listed by Amy Richard with Comey & Shepard for $760,000. / Image courtesy of the owner // Published: 2.18.21

A Cozy Penthouse Race Street Condo Exudes Charm, Comfort, and Style

If you’re looking for a Downtown property with historical charm and tons of modern amenities, look no further than 911 Race Street’s penthouse condo.

This unique property may look familiar—it’s been home to many fundraisers for the Cincinnati Opera, Junior League, and Cincinnati Ballet. While it’s been a hub for philanthropy, it has a much deeper history that you can see throughout the unit.

911 Race Street was originally the first Ford Model T showroom in Cincinnati. The top floor was the repair shop, and many of the features that make it a tremendous home also made it the perfect repair shop. Skylights allowed the technicians to see without artificial light, and the pulley wheels from the original elevator brought cars up from the first floor.

Enter the building via the original showroom—now a heated garage with two dedicated spaces for each unit—and up the elevator that takes you directly to the penthouse. As you step inside, take in the natural light (or the city lights at night) from the skylights recessed in the concrete cathedral ceiling and beautiful wood floors from a Georgia mill that have been polished to a high shine.

Walk through the gallery hallway into the showpiece of the penthouse: the living space. It is expansive, with enough room for a 12-person dining table, a fireplace seating area, a grand piano, a large sectional, and it still has room for a gourmet kitchen with all of the bells and whistles: gourmet stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry/storage for all of your kitchen supplies, and wine refrigerator as well as plenty of counter space to either eat breakfast or entertain.

And just look at those panoramic views! You can see Mt Auburn, Lower Price Hill, the Incline District, and even a sliver of Mt Adams (as well as the T-Rex from the Cincinnati Toy Heritage Mural and the Reds Opening Day Parade that passes by right below). Enjoy all of it from your living area or the balcony.

The spacious owner’s suite, with a walk-in closet and its own balcony, opens into a grand bathroom with room for two to get ready, including a multi-head shower, dual sinks, a whirlpool tub you can practically swim in, and a heated floor both—even in the shower. And don’t forget the cozy fireplace—a personal retreat in the middle of the city.

As we all work more from home, there is a full study with custom built-in desks and bookshelf tucked just off of the living area as well. And remember this is all on one floor, rare in multi-story Downtown and Over-the-Rhine buildings. It’s both convenient and very accessible.

This building, one of the first remodeled as the urban core became a hot spot, is a convenient walk to Fountain Square, Over-the-Rhine, Washington Park & Music Hall, and the new pedestrian area that's currently under construction on Court Street. This property hasn’t been available in over a decade—this is your chance to own one of the most impressive condos in the city and create some memories of your own.

It is on the market for $760,000.

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911 Race Street is listed by Amy Richard with Comey & Shepard. You can view the full listing here.