Now Available! 3761 Vineyard Place, Columbia-Tusculum

Here is another video that shows exactly how exquisite this home truly is. Ideally located atop Columbia-Tusculum at 3761 Vineyard Place and between two great parks; Alms Park and Ault Park. This home is co-listed by Lee Robinson and Perrin March. Click image to watch video.

Walk to Eden Park from any of these Fine Homes


After reading our recent blog post about Krohn Consesrvatory and Eden Park, one of our clients inquired about other properties we are offering that are within walking distance to beautiful Eden Park. Mt. Adams is just up the hill from Eden Park and many of its streets border the park. So we compiled a list of our Mt. Adams listings along with the two St. James condominiums from the previous post. Plus, we feel we would be amiss if we did not include a stunning condominium located in Edgecliff Point, located near the east side of the park.

Creekside Pointe, a Maintenance Free Lifestyle

Creekside Point

Have you heard about Creekside Pointe, the Maintenance Free Living community in Blue Ash? Homeowners of this community never have to worry about keeping up with exterior house chores ever again. You will have the peace of mind knowing a professionally managed association is caring for your home year-round, including landscaping, yard work, and snow removal. Built by Cedar Hill Custom Homes, in your choice of two styles of Ranch homes, Ranch Duplex homes, or Townhomes. All are nestled into a tranquil green space. This maintenance free community is walking distance to Summit Park, 3/4 car garage options available! Creekside Point   For info, contact Sean Chmura: 513.253.1815

CLICK ON IMAGE FOR VIDEO of CREEKSIDE POINTE! …. (Creekside Pointe website here)

Fall is a Splendid Time to Visit Krohn Conservatory


The Krohn Conservatory, a crown jewel of Eden Park, has been a beloved Cincinnati institution since its opening in 1933. While the monumental glass and aluminum structure is certainly impressive from the outside, it’s what’s inside that you really must see to believe. You’d have to travel far from Cincinnati to visit a rainforest with a waterfall or a cactus-filled desert. Just step inside the Krohn Conservatory and you can explore both! With over 3,500 plant species from around the world, it’s no surprise that Krohn Conservatory’s collection is nationally recognized.

Krohn changes throughout the year with special exhibits and programs, including the ever-popular Butterfly Show, where thousands of butterflies are free to fly throughout the show room in a specially-themed garden. The Butterfly Show takes place in the spring and summer months. However, fall is truly one of the best times of the year to visit and take advantage of smaller crowds and pleasant weather.

Currently on display at Krohn Conservatory is the annual fall show. This show, “Grass Roots: Art of Nature” features cheerful marigolds, striking cannas, vibrant impatiens, and rich asters saturated in gorgeous fall colors. Walk the Fibonacci labyrinth and admire the radiant array of chrysanthemums, as painted by Monet. Stroll by the cypress trees of Van Gogh, the roses of Dali, as well as the amazing botanical architecture made by the local company, Applied Imagination. This exhibit beautifully illustrates how these artists’ eclectic styles are united by the influence of nature. The show runs through October 29.

If the weather is cooperative, take advantage of the many walking paths that crisscross Eden Park. For unparalleled views of the river, you cannot miss Eden Park’s scenic overlooks. A short distance from Krohn Conservatory is the overlook at Twin Lakes, located just east of the conservatory on Eden Park Drive. Up the hill on Cliff Drive is the Spencer Overlook. If you’ve always dreamed of owning your own home with similarly spectacular views, we are currently offering two luxury condominiums at St. James in the Park, located at 2121 Alpine Place. For more information, please click on this link.

Fragrance Landscaping

“The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.”
– George William Curtis

From left to right: Rosa Rugosa, Lavender, Honeysuckle, and Lilac are all fragrant perennials for your landscaping.

October is prime time for planting trees and shrubs. Even planting into November works well. Unfortunately, end of season inventory means there’s less selection. One of our clients gave us the skinny on how she planned to revamp the landscaping for the home she just purchased. She called it ‘fragrance landscaping’. She graciously offered to share some of the plants on her list, which we found quite enlightening.

For trees, two were favorites; Yellowwood (Cladrastis Kentukea) and the Chaste tree – (Vitex agnus-castus). The Chaste tree is more common in the southern zones but is being successfully planted in southern areas of zone 5 with some occasional winter dieback. The Yellowwood produces showy, sweet-smelling white-yellow flowers that mature into long, slender pods. It is called “yellowwood” because it produces a yellow dye that imparts a yellow cast to the heartwood. Interestingly, the largest known specimen in the world, (by diameter) is at Spring Grove Cemetery, measuring over 72 feet tall and with a trunk diameter of over 7 feet. The Chaste tree is prized for its delicate-textured aromatic foliage and butterfly attracting spikes of lavender flowers in late summer in cooler climates. Other trees for fragrance include Dogwood, Magnolia, Golden Locust, Sourwood, and Fringe tree.

There are more fragrant shrubs that you can shake a stick at, but short list would include:

  • Bluebeard, Caryopteris
  • Carolina Allspice, Calycanthus floridus
  • Summersweet, Clethra
  • Cherry Laurel, Prunus caroliniana
  • Lavender, Lavandula stoechas
  • Lilac, Syringa congo
  • Fragrant Honeysuckle, Lonicera fragrantissima
  • Rosa Rugosa, Hamanasu
  • Russian Sage, Perovskia atriplicifolia
  • Korean Spice Viburnum, Viburnum carlesii

In addition to the lovely aroma produced by these fragrant flowers, there is another wonderful benefit to fragrance landscaping. Many of the plants recommended here will also attract native pollinators to your yard. Habitat loss, pesticide, disease, and invasive species are all contributing factors for their recent decline. Providing a natural food source will help support the recovery of our friendly pollinators.

Our Recent Cincinnati Business Courier Posts

Cincinnati Business Courier Post
Have you seen our recent Cincinnati Business Courier posts? On September 29 we featured Perrin March’s listing; a grand, historic Indian Hill home on Kugler Mill Road. Then last Friday (Oct 3), we featured Lee Robinson’s lovely condominium at St James at the Park, Unit #604 overlooking beautiful Eden Park.

It should be noted that Lee has another unit available in St James; the lovely Unit #204. … … … You can find detailed information about St James at the Park by going here -> CondoKey St James.

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Sotheby’s & RM Host Sale of Fine Automobiles in Hershey Penn.

The sale is set for October 5 & 6. Two of the classic autos for sale include: 1958 Chevrolet Impala (top), 1964 Lincoln Continental.   Click on image to see additional cars on the auction block – including a 1969 Buick Riviera, 1934 Lasalle Series 50 Convertible Coupe, 1958 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner, 1951 Ford Custom Deluxe Victoria, and a 1961 AMC Metropolitan 1500 Convertible. These are just a handful of the selection of cars being sold in this, one of the largest and most significant auction of the year for fine automobiles.

Historic Indian Hill Home Now Available!

NEW! Perrin March is the listing agent for this historic home at 9105 Kugler Mill Road. This grand estate offers the aura of a mid-19th century farm AND the amenities of 21st century expectations. Gracious interior space and extraordinary outdoor living! First floor master suite with elevator. Multi-generational living, guest cottage. Barn. horse stable. Two pools. Tennis court. Everything you need! … … Please click image for video.

For complete info on our website: 9105 Kugler Mill Road.