Designed in 1952 by modernist architect Carl Strauss, #3 Melville Lane is an excellent case study of his work—exemplary of the elegance, quiet, constraint, and livability that are trademarks of a “Strauss home.”
In a renovation that began in 2012, the house was stripped to its exterior studs and painstakingly put back together. Every room, material, and detail was meticulously designed to restore the essential elements of the house and to preserve the integrity of its relationship to its Hyde Park hillside site.
The result is an exceptional residence—a one-of-a-kind home in one of the region's most desirable neighborhoods—that is a testament to the talent and vision of one of Cincinnati's most influential architects, as well as to the talent of the renovation team some 60 years later.
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4 full baths/1 half bath
3,253+ sq. ft.
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In the News
Cincinnati Business Courier writes: "The home at 3 Melville Lane is unlike pretty much anything else in Cincinnati," calling the award-winning* kitchen "among the home's most stunning features."
*Winner of a regional Subzero Wolf Kitchen Design Contest in 2014.
(11/6/18) Read more
Cincinnati CityBeat calls 003 Melville Lane a "breathtakingly beautiful Midcentury Modern marvel" that offers its lucky buyers "a daily stay-cation destination." (10/23/18) Read more
Cincinnati Magazine writes that it has always loved 003 Melville, citing its "stunning river views...in the great room, multiple bedrooms and even from the in-ground pool." The magazine adds, "after extensive renovations, (the home) shines."
(10/26/18) Read more
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MORE THAN A HOME: A LIFESTYLE
One-of-a-kind 55-acre estate with stocked lake, resort-like pool, stables and nearby private-plane airport. Located between Cincinnati and Dayton, and moments from historic Downtown Lebanon. The home features the finest quality craftsmanship and remarkable custom finishes you expect from premier homebuilder Dan DeVol. Highlights include 10-ft. ceilings, cherry hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, stone fireplace, chef's kitchen, spacious finished lower level (rec room, exercise room, media room, changing rooms, arcade)...and more. The grounds include beautifully landscaped patios and a beach-entry pool with a water feature and hot tub, 3-stall horse barn with hay loft and tack room, guest quarters over the 4-car garage, and acres of fields and forests.
6 full baths/3 half baths
10,000+ sq. ft.
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In the News
Cincinnati Business Courier calls 4950 Utica Road "a dream home built for family living," citing the property's "more than 55 acres of land, a 3-acre pond, a horse barn and much more." (8/20/18) Read more
The Dayton Daily News announces "Warren County rural estate for sale for $2 million" and showcases 4950 Utica Road to its online readership in an eye-catching 32-image photo gallery. (4/24/18) See more
WCPO says "The livin' is good on this $2.7M Warren County country dream estate," adding that the property is a "country lifestyle oasis like no other we've seen." (9/1/17) Read more