A tip from reader Nancy led us to discover this warm and charming time capsule — former home of popular Cincinnati area talk-show host Ruth Lyons — listed for sale by Nicholas Motz of Motz Real Estate (update: Looks like house sold.) The home’s historic 150 year-old exterior gives way to a warm, inviting interior styled with loads of wood and Early American decor — with key features looking like they are still pretty much in place as when the house was featured as the cover story in the super popular American Home magazine in 1958. We love it!
From the property listing:
- Price: $350,000
- Square footage: 4,324
- Year built: 1866
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 2.5
Rare opportunity abutting Mt Airy Forest – Ruth Lyons’ former home featured in April 1958 American Home magazine…. 4.5 AC+ parcel. Restore Lyon’s estate and home to her deserving glory, or develop into 8 additional home sites, w/ Lyon home as main anchor.
I asked realtor and photographer Nicholas Motz why there was an old caboose in the back yard of the property and he responded:
It was a clubhouse for the kids growing up.
How fun is that!
Mega thanks to realtor and photographer Nicholas Motz of Motz Real Estate for allowing us to feature this fantastic property.
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