Inside the most elite local homes
Some Tri-Staters have a lifestyle very few of us could imagine, and WCPO is taking you inside their homes.
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CINCINNATI – Eleven bedrooms, 12 bathrooms and 10,167 square feet.
These are some of the many extravagant features of a $4 million Hyde Park home – one of nearly 250 homes in the region's real estate market being sold for $1 million or higher.
In the video player above, WCPO's Tanya O'Rourke takes you inside this impressive home and others that provide a lifestyle very few of us could imagine.
The Hyde Park home on Elmhurst Place boasts magnificent dining and living spaces, and even an elevator.
"There are four kitchens in the home,” said Lee Robinson, owner of Robinson Sotheby's International Realty. “The main kitchen… has an 18-foot wide view of downtown, the Ohio River and Kentucky."
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Robinson said the meticulously kept 100-year-old home is not only a gem on the inside, but on the outside too.
The back patio has an unbeatable look at Cincinnati’s skyline and includes a garden decorated with magnificent statues.
"One of (the statues) is registered with the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.,” Robinson said. “The home is incredible. All the tile work, the floors, the lighting, the decor – it’s very special."
But Hyde Park isn’t alone in its selection of stellar homes.
On Hopewell Road in Indian Hill, Robinson said $5 million will get you a gorgeous home and 32 acres of beautiful property.
This four-bedroom, three-bathroom home has two horse barns and an indoor exercise facility.
Inside, there are tumbled marble floors, Mexican doors salvaged in Santa Fe, New Mexico and a stunning library.
Not too far away on Bridgewater Lane in Indian Hill is an enormous, 17,000 square-foot home.
It's surrounded by 10 acres of prime Indian Hill land. Inside are long staircases and nine fireplaces.
The asking price: $7.7 million – making it the most expensive house listed in the region. Perhaps more interesting: The home last sold for just $575,000 in 1994, according to Zillow.com.
The priciest home to sell in Cincinnati this year was $3.3 million.
Owning one of these homes is something most will only dream of. But never say never.
"I'd say, you're gonna’ have... to hit the lottery," Robins said.