Home Tour: New contemporary home built in OTR
Over-the-Rhine resident Paul Gaitan built a single-family brick home on Elm Street just a few blocks from Washington Park. While the exteriors resemble features similar to those of the neighboring older Italianate structures, the interiors consist of modern and contemporary design.Photo by: Emily Maxwell | WCPO
Home Tour: New contemporary home built in OTR
Over-the-Rhine resident Paul Gaitan built a single-family brick home on Elm Street just a few blocks from Washington Park. While the exteriors resemble features similar to those of the neighboring older Italianate structures, the interiors consist of modern and contemporary design.Photo by: Emily Maxwell | WCPO
Home Tour: New contemporary home built in OTR
The building Paul Gaitan purchased was formerly the doctor's office of Joseph Kallenberg. Gaitan bought it from the late general practitioners wife Helene shortly before her death at age 95 in 2013.Photo by: Emily Maxwell | WCPO
Home Tour: New contemporary home built in OTR
Paul Gaitan credits builder John Hueber Homes and its interior designer Sue Gates with nailing the new-but-old exterior and modern interior. Hueber, Gaitan said, took care of making the house LEED-certifiable.Photo by: Emily Maxwell | WCPO
Home Tour: New contemporary home built in OTR
The living room is located on the first floor of the single-family home. It has a gas fireplace and wet bar in the corner.Photo by: Emily Maxwell | WCPO
Home Tour: New contemporary home built in OTR
The living room is located on the first floor of the single-family home. It has a gas fireplace and wet bar in the corner.Photo by: Emily Maxwell | WCPO
Home Tour: New contemporary home built in OTR
The dining room is located on the first floor of the home as an extension of the kitchen. The built-in TV that rests above the dining room table will eventually be covered by artwork when it's not being used to keep it from being a distraction.Photo by: Emily Maxwell | WCPO
Home Tour: New contemporary home built in OTR
Beyond the kitchen is a wide hallway with eight doors that lead to a ¾ bathroom, a “flex room” with bathroom and shower, the garage, a storage closet, a grilling patio, and a future dog walk and storage closet.Photo by: Emily Maxwell | WCPO
Home Tour: New contemporary home built in OTR
Beyond the kitchen is a wide hallway with eight doors that lead to a ¾ bathroom, a “flex room” with bathroom and shower, the garage, a storage closet, a grilling patio, and a future dog walk and storage closet.Photo by: Emily Maxwell | WCPO
Home Tour: New contemporary home built in OTR
At the back end of the second floor is the family room which Gaitan refers to as the "Halloweeny" room. It has pumpkiny-mustard paint on the walls and the furnishings are charcoal.Photo by: Emily Maxwell | WCPO
Home Tour: New contemporary home built in OTR
At the back end of the second floor is the family room which Gaitan refers to as the "Halloweeny" room. It has pumpkiny-mustard paint on the walls and the furnishings are charcoal.Photo by: Emily Maxwell | WCPO
Home Tour: New contemporary home built in OTR
Off the family room is a 20-foot by 25-foot patio that features a 10-column cedar pergola and mortar-free synthetic tiles that allow rain to flow through to a membrane and out to a gutter of the back of the garage.Photo by: Emily Maxwell | WCPO
Home Tour: New contemporary home built in OTR
The master bedroom features two walk-in closets, a laundry room next door, and a master bathroom with a walk-in shower.Photo by: Emily Maxwell | WCPO
Home Tour: New contemporary home built in OTR
The master bathroom features a cavernous walk-in shower brightened by a window that steals light from the stairwell. Gaitan says the echo of the water hitting the tile is calming in the morning.Photo by: Emily Maxwell | WCPO
Home Tour: New contemporary home built in OTR
The master bedroom features two walk-in closets, a laundry room next door, and a master bathroom with a walk-in shower.Photo by: Emily Maxwell | WCPO
Home Tour: New contemporary home built in OTR
The master bedroom features two walk-in closets, a laundry room next door, and a master bathroom with a walk-in shower.Photo by: Emily Maxwell | WCPO
Home Tour: New contemporary home built in OTR
There are two bedrooms on the third floor, one for each of Gaitan’s sons. He chose scarlet and gray bedding for his Ohio State son and purple and gold for his University of Washington son.Photo by: Emily Maxwell | WCPO
Home Tour: New contemporary home built in OTR
There are two bedrooms on the third floor, one for each of Gaitan’s sons. He chose scarlet and gray bedding for his Ohio State son and purple and gold for his University of Washington son.Photo by: Emily Maxwell | WCPO
Home Tour: New contemporary home built in OTR
There are two bedrooms on the third floor, one for each of Gaitan’s sons. He chose scarlet and gray bedding for his Ohio State son and purple and gold for his University of Washington son.Photo by: Emily Maxwell | WCPO