RSIR Christmas Party

We have such a great team here at Robinson Sotheby’s International Realty and we have such a great time together – especially at annual our Christmas party! We gather for some wine, exchange gifts, and just enjoy each other’s company. Wish we had a group photo, but here are five who were photographed as the party came to an end. From left to right; Amy Ackley, Clint Copenhaver, Stacy Gendelman, Cindy Wiley, Michael DeFallco.

One Collector’s Exquisite Tiffany Masterworks Available at Auction

A Magnificent and Rare Hanging Head “Dragonfly” Floor Lamp by Tiffany Studios.

Given Cincinnati’s own significant role in the decorative arts movement, Robinson Sotheby’s International Realty is excited to announce an incredible auction from our friends at Sotheby’s featuring some of Tiffany’s most renowned creations. Thoughtfully curated over two decades, the extraordinary Tiffany collection of William A. Richardson is that of a true connoisseur. Demonstrating an encyclopedic range of the glass studio’s production, the collection showcases Tiffany’s most iconic designs, from lush florals to luminous geometrics. Sotheby’s is honored to present a dedicated auction of this remarkable collection on December 13th. Among the many highlights are a breathtaking Hanging Head ‘Dragonfly’ Floor Lamp and an ‘Elaborate Peony’ Table Lamp as well as rare examples of the firm’s mosaics, fancy goods, and lead-glass windows. For a dazzling preview of these Tiffany treasures, please click here.

Recent Cincinnati News Comes as No Surprise

12th and Vine Streets in Over-the-Rhine, photo courtesy Wholetone

Cincinnati has undergone an amazingly noteworthy transformation during the last several years. The revitalization of downtown’s Fountain Square, the redevelopment of Over-the Rhine, and the expansive new riverfront park are all successes that have put Cincinnati in the national spotlight and garnered well-deserved attention. Therefore, it came as no surprise to us at Robinson Sotheby’s International Real Estate that our hometown earned the top spot on Jetsetter’s list of hip cities. “7 U.S. Cities That Are Hipper Than You Think” author, Siobhan Reid, heralds Cincinnati’s splendid mix of Old World charm and contemporary cultural delights. Read more about it here and see what other cities made the list!

Jingle Bells and Horse Drawn Sleighs Delight in Lebanon

photo courtesy Susan Glaser, The Plain Dealer

Historic Lebanon, Ohio, with its authentic charm of a bygone era, is a lovely place to visit anytime of the year. During the holiday season, however, downtown is magically transformed into a picturesque Victorian Christmas village with a storybook feel. The whole town appears to be under a wondrous glow from the elaborate decorations and sparkling lights that adorn the streets and merchants’ shops. It’s no wonder that Charles Dickens himself was drawn to this quaint locale during his travels to America.

To make the holidays even more grand, Lebanon will be hosting its annual Horse-Drawn Carriage Parade on Saturday, December 2nd. Hosted by the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce, the parade has gained tremendous popularity in recent years. With more than 100 horse-drawn carriages, decorated with sleigh bells and other holiday finery, few events herald the holiday season with greater regality. Early birds line the streets for an afternoon parade that begins at 1:00 pm, while those who attend the evening procession, at 7:00 pm, are treated to a candlelit spectacle.

In addition to the parade, other festivities include gift and food vendors stationed along E. Mulberry Street; shopping in downtown Historic Lebanon with extended business hours for its 80-plus antique and specialty stores; Christmas carolers, carriage rides; visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus; musical entertainment, and train rides to the North Pole on the North Pole Express with LM&M Railroad. This is a free family event that all of us at Robinson Sotheby’s International Realty know you will not want to miss!

Two New Business Courier Posts

Did you see these posts in the Business Courier? The post at left was published November 17. The post at right was published November 24. The remarkable home on State Route 136 is listed by Connie Greene 513-265-7819. The stunning condominium #1206 in The Ascent is listed by Lee Robinson, 513-842-2225.

Recent Business Courier Activity

Have you seen our recent presence in the Business Courier? Here are a couple of property ad placements.

The ad at left is a promotion of the gorgeous home in Wilder, Kentucky. This 7,000 square feet luxury home is situated on just under 5 acres and backs up to acres and acres of wooded terrain. The Cincinnati skyline is visible and in fact, it’s only minutes to downtown.

The property at right is promoting our listing in Edgecliff Point. This luxury condominium is ideal for entertaining and comes with mesmerizing panoramic views of the Ohio River valley and the Cincinnati skyline.

Queens View Edgecliff Point
Cincinnati Business Courier ad Placements

Link to: 10 Queens View Lane … or … Edgecliff Point #1032

You may also contact Britt Langman for information on Queens View Lane: 859-308-5401. For information on Edgecliff Point, contact Lee Robinson at 513-842-2222.

Fall Gives Way to Winter Wonderlands

According to the calendar, a few weeks of fall remain before the winter officially begins on December 21st. But with so many dazzling holiday displays and shows, it’s easy to get swept away to a winter wonderland. With the days getting shorter and our evenings getting darker, these brilliant displays are sure to brighten up the season.

PNC Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo

No holiday season is complete without taking a spectacular stroll through the Cincinnati Zoo’s Festival of Lights. With over 3 million LED lights and a Candy Cane Forest, Fairyland and Frozen, this is the ultimate family holiday adventure. Don’t forget to visit Mrs. Claus and the reindeer. November 18, 2017 – January 1, 2018.

Holiday Lights on the Hill at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum

For those who prefer the comfort of their own vehicles and have an appreciation for art, Holiday Lights on the Hill at Pyramid Hill in Hamilton, OH is a must. Pyramid Hill is one of few sculpture parks in the United States and provides a gorgeous, natural setting for a holiday light show. The 2-mile round-trip drive is brightly illuminated with a million colorful lights.  November 17 – December 31.

Lee Robinson named Kentucky Colonel

The associates here at Robinson Sotheby’s International Realty are pleased to share the news that Lee Robinson was named a “Kentucky Colonel” by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The commission of Kentucky Colonel is the highest title of honor bestowed by the Governor of Kentucky. Lee was nominated by his good friend, Bill Butler, Chairman and CEO of Corporex Companies LLC. It is entirely appropriate that Bill be the one to nominate Lee as these two fellows are cut from the same cloth.

Bill’s story: From a one-man construction shop, (the W.P. Butler Construction company), Bill built up Corporex into a diversified real estate company with more than $1 billion of real estate assets. Mr. Butler is dedicated to community service and fiduciary responsibility to shareholders. He founded The Butler Foundation and Life Learning Center. Presently, he serves on the Board of Directors for United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Lindner Center of HOPE, Dan Beard Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and The Butler Foundation.

Lee’s story: Lee began his career like the hundreds of others who become real estate agents every year. Unlike many of his fellow agents, Lee threw himself into every aspect of real estate. His intense desire to acquire knowledge is reflected in his subsequent education. Lee has earned the most educational designations of any area real estate agent. He is now one of the most knowledgeable, experienced and productive professionals in the entire State of Ohio.

Lee opened his own brokerage in 1986 and did business as Robinson Realtors until 2010, when Sotheby’s International Realty sought him out to become the local affiliate in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

You can read more about the Kentucky Colonel here –>

Kentucky Colonel
Bill Butler (L) and Lee Robinson (R), pose with the Kentucky Colonel commission award


Cincy Block Party to Benefit Keep Cincinnati Beautiful


Keep Cincinnati Beautiful is celebrating their 40th Anniversary! Grab a friend and join them for their FIRST EVER fundraiser to help them get over the hill with a big, old fashioned (indoor) block party! All proceeds go to support KCB’s mission to create safer, cleaner spaces and a higher quality of life for all Cincinnatians. KCB’s education, revitalization and environmental initiatives build community and foster pride in the places where we live, work, and play.

Tickets on-sale NOW through November 13th! Tickets will also be available at the door for $50 per person.

This event will include a DJ, Silent Auction and Raffle, Open Bar (Beer & Wine), and Sweet and Savory Bites from Local Restaurants.

Fri, November 17, 2017
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

LOCATION: H J Benken Florist & Garden
6000 Plainfield Road
Cincinnati, OH 45213

FREE Parking (Carpooling is encouraged.)