Housetrends Dayton Idea Book December 2018


Celebrating the season in St. Anne's Hill; Makeover magic in Oakwood; 7 sensational kitchens; Amazing outdoor spaces





Celebrating the Season in St. Anne’s Hill








Greg Rhodes, AAMS®, CRPC®

Financial Advisor

5828 Wilmington Pike

Centerville, OH 45459


Member SIPC













Even our most seasoned staff

members think these spaces are

worth a second look



Historic home is decked

out for the holidays




Homeowners think outside

the box and incorporate hints of

personality in their culinary centers



Charming kitchen

remodel embraces family




Open-air entertaining areas

of all shapes and sizes crafted

for multiple purposes



Woven chocolate cinnamon

bread with a hint of orange zest

Publisher Evelyn Yaus

Editor Christina Kleiner

Contributing Photographers

Daniel Feldkamp, Lucas Harris, Amy Honaker,

Mike Kaskel, Connie Kimsey, Brent Madison,

Jeff McCutcheon, Russell Missonis, Caroline

Morgan, Christian Phillips, Dawn M. Smith,

Hal Stata, Craig Thompson, Joe Traina, Ross

Van Pelt

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69 Rudolph the Red-Nosed

Reindeer gets a seat at the dining

table in this charming St. Anne’s

Hill home. To see more of this

historic house turn to page 69.

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fresh finds

Great discoveries we just had to share











1 LIFT column bar by Sacha Lakic for Roche Bobois 2 Luce glass tile by Lunada Bay Tile 3 Melt mini pendant light by Tom Dixon 4 Icelandic

sheepskin rug by Hygge Life 5 Flock of Butterflies wall clock by George Nelson for Vitra 6 Ripley mirror by Arteriors 7 Linea entertainment

console by Bernhardt 8 Demi sofa by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams 9 Balsam and Berries rug by Company C


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collection Hex Tess tile by Red Rock Tileworks 5 Shadowplay rug by Kyle Bunting 6 Papillon bathtub by Stone Forest 7 CHROMA lamp on base

by Arturo Erbsman for Roche Bobois 8 West Coast bathroom fittings by Timothy Corrigan for THG Paris 9 Jordana round side chair by Safavieh





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At Housetrends we are fortunate

to see a multitude of beautiful


amazing to a new level. These rooms can evoke a “wow” from even our most seasoned staff members.

What follows are some of our favorite “wow rooms” from Housetrends markets. ➻

homes in a variety of locations

– and that never gets old. However,

every once in a while some particular

spaces in these homes take

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photos of this home,

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A natural fit

BRIGHTidea: One for the books

Photos by Brent Madison

Perhaps the crown jewel of this home in the Pittsburgh area is the extraordinary library, a peaceful sanctuary that

pulls double duty as the homeowner’s private office. Like the rest of the home, the library has comfortable and

modern elements. The bookshelf concept was initiated by the architect’s interior renderings. A spiral staircase is

the only access point to the small loft, where a cozy chair is tucked into the corner, providing another reading nook

with spectacular views of the outdoors. Floor-to-ceiling shelves house a myriad of books, which are organized in

an elaborate system.


Architect and interior design Gaskill Architecture; Builder DJ Beam Construction; Recessed lighting Nora, Repco; Painting

Colorworks; Polished concrete flooring Wexford Contracting, LLC; Windows Marvin, Allegheny Millwork; Fireplace Heat & Glo

Mezzo, Fireplace and Patio Shop



Use windows to connect with nature

Photo by Christian Phillips

Indoors or out, guests are sure to enjoy the gorgeous view of the surrounding

landscape of this home in Northeast Ohio. Characterized

by simple, clean lines the owners chose to spotlight their surroundings

with floor-to-ceiling windows and retracting doors that offer easy

access to a patio. Bright colored ottomans rival the natural colors of

the outdoors, while a sofa beckons friends and family to relax. Aside

from the playful ottomans, the owners opted to keep their furniture

selections simple and neutral colored, feeling that anything else

would overwhelm the contemporary home. ➻


Designer and architect Dimit Architects; Builder Payne and Payne Builders;

Flooring Marshall Carpet One; Lighting Cleveland Lighting; House of Lights;

Furniture West Elm; Blu Dot; Crate and Barrel

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of this contemporary

home, go to

and search: Windows

to the soul

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of this penthouse,

go to

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Changes in latitude

BRIGHTidea: Make an artistic statement

Photo by Lucas Harris

The human form has always been a popular subject in visual art. It evokes a variety of emotions and encourages

creative expression. The massive art piece positioned above the bathtub in this St. Petersburg, Florida home

elicits a powerful response, making it virtually impossible to shift your focus. The stunning piece is made of cut

glass mosaic tile from Sicis in Italy. The mosaic is held to the wall with five bolts, allowing it to be removed if the

homeowner chooses to move or redesign the space.


BRIGHTidea: Preserve things of beauty

Photo by Dawn M. Smith

After gutting their 1990 Dayton, Ohio home down to the studs, the owners set out to bring it back to its former

glory. Despite years of neglect, the original solid mahogany front doors were completely restored. Inspired by the

arched front entry, the homeowners incorporated a series of arches and pillars throughout the house, including in

the entrance to the elegant great room. Decorated in soft cream and rich chocolate brown hues—and featuring

a beautiful area rug with plenty of visual movement—the great room is the perfect focal point to greet guests as

they enter the home. ➻


Contractor and interior design Kitchens By Design; Hardwood flooring Hallmark Floors; Lighting Southlite Fan City;

Furniture Bernhardt; Morris Home Furnishings; Painting Sherwin-Williams, A&E Painting, LLC

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of this house

go to

and search: Marvel

of a transformation

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more renovations

like this one, go to

and search: Outside

looking in

BRIGHTidea: Reimagine and repurpose

Photo by Ross Van Pelt

Wanting to create an outdoor entertaining area, a Cincinnati couple turned their attention to a carriage house that

they no longer needed for cars – thanks to a nearby three-car garage. The circa-1911 Spanish Revival structure

was ripe for new possibilities. They told architect Chris Kepes they wanted the renovated structure to include a

Parrilla grill, which is traditionally used in the wife’s home country of Argentina. When weather invites the crowd

outdoors, the motor court transforms into a sitting area. Hardware, cabinetry and woodwork all were selected

with a 100-plus-year-old home in mind. Existing doors were stripped, re-glazed and painted to add a warm

punch of color.


Architect Chris Kepes AIA, Kepes Architecture; Contractor Stegman Construction


BRIGHTidea: Add a little brass

Photo by Russell Missonis

Brass accents are all the rage right now in kitchen design, and this culinary masterpiece in Clearwater, Florida takes

that trend and runs with it. The centerpiece of the kitchen is the massive Officine Gullo island made of solid steel

and brass, which was imported from Florence, Italy. The custom island, which has a price tag of roughly $134,000,

features a beautiful Ocean Blue finish and houses gas burners, a prep sink, counter space and a pasta maker. ➻


Contractor Nelson Construction & Renovations, Inc.; Kitchen island Officine Gullo

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of this kitchen, go


and search:

Wave of nostalgia

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of this home, go to

and search: Playing

with marbles

BRIGHTidea: Play with marbles

Photo by Jeff McCutcheon

While planning to brighten a dated master bath, Columbus area homeowners knew they wanted to include white

cabinetry and marble in the renovation. They were set on a marble countertop, but didn’t think they could afford

to use marble on the rest of the project, which included the floor, entire shower and half of the walls. When

it came to their attention the porcelain they selected might actually be comparable to marble, they decided to

splurge a little and get what they really wanted. This would be the year the couple decided to do something solely

for themselves – create a luxurious, spa-like retreat in their master suite.


Designer and contractor Jim Deen, Kitchen Kraft; Cabinetry Holiday Kitchens, Kitchen Kraft; Fixtures Kohler shower, American

Standard bathtub and Craftmade lighting, Ferguson; Countertops Honed Carrara marble, Perrotta’s Marble Shop; Sinks and faucets

Kohler, Ferguson; Tile Honed Bianco Venatino Marble and zero-entry shower floor, Hamilton Parker Company; Custom frameless

shower door Buckeye Custom Glass


BRIGHTidea: Establish a theme in

the lower level

Photo by Daniel Feldkamp

As wine aficionados, the owners of this Dayton, Ohio home set out

to incorporate a taste of Napa Valley into the design of their finished

lower level. What originally started out as a functional and visually

appealing storage plan for their wine collection ultimately led to an

entertaining space that includes a sitting area and a full bar. Rich black

wine storage racks, tin ceiling panels and porcelain tile flooring mimicking

the look of hardwood all work together to create the elegant,

yet cozy, space.


Contractor Remodeling Designs, Inc.; Flooring Daltile Season Wood porcelain

tile in Orchard Grey; Ceiling Armstrong Metallaire Hammered Border

Tin in Lacquered Steel; Cabinetry Omega Dynasty; Wine racks Wine Racks

of America with Sherwin-Williams Black Magic paint; Backsplash Sonoma

Tilemakers Euphoria in Tres Chic; Countertops Langdon Cambria; Furniture

House Dressing Interior Design, Ltd.; Appliances Custom Distributors

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this lower level,

go to

and search: Adventures

in remodeling

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Design by Tradewind Designs, Inc.

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Homeowners aren’t just cooking meals—they’re also eating dinner, entertaining friends and

relaxing with family in their kitchens. And since the kitchen plays such an integral role in the

day-to-day operations, form and function are equally important. From exotic stones with bold

patterns and texture, to farmhouse and contemporary design, these seven kitchens prove that

homeowners are thinking outside the box and incorporating hints of their own personality into

their culinary spaces. ➻

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of this kitchen, go to

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Sunny side

BRIGHTidea: Keep it classy with white

Photos by Caroline Morgan

The seamless blending of materials makes this Dayton, Ohio kitchen a sight to be seen. The homeowners

flip-flopped the original kitchen and formal dining room, allowing them to create a large gathering space to

accommodate their busy family. An 11-foot island anchors the kitchen, which also includes a cozy breakfast

nook and inviting window seats. Classic white cabinetry and white Macaubas quartzite countertops

complemented by a sleek subway tile backsplash help to set the cheerful tone. ➻


Contractor Greater Dayton Building & Remodeling; Interior designer Alison Davis Interiors; Appliances Ferguson

housetrends idea book 2018 35

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of this home, go to

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Character driven

BRIGHTidea: Embrace your farmhouse side

Photo by Joe Traina

Thanks to HGTV and television shows like Fixer Upper and Flip or Flop, farmhouse design has hit the mainstream.

This Safety Harbor, Florida kitchen, near Clearwater, fully embraces the farmhouse aesthetic, featuring a beautiful

mix of rustic details and modern amenities. The tall white perimeter cabinetry and massive range hood serve as

the perfect backdrop to the rich warm wood tones seen in the flooring and oversized island that offers seating for

eight. A farm table that has been in the family for years provides additional dining space and includes six slipcover

chairs that bring a dose of casual softness to the room.


Architect Aude-Smith Architecture, Inc.; Builder Sterling Ridge Properties; Cabinetry Fine Wood Design; Hardwood flooring

Through the Woods Fine Wood Floors, Inc.; Appliances and plumbing fixtures Ferguson


BRIGHTidea: Go big and go home

Photo by Daniel Feldkamp

In the charming neighborhood of German Village, near downtown Columbus, Ohio, a circa 1895 brick cottage

was in need of a new floor plan. An addition, done in the 1950s, resulted in an awkward, outdated kitchen that

did not flow easily with the rest of the home. New owners expanded the space by removing an existing dining

room wall. Now various light fixtures are used to define the different areas within the space. But the showstopper

of this renovated kitchen is its massive, waterfall island. The granite-covered structure, which the owner calls her

“dream island,” offers functionality with ample storage on one side and plenty of seating on the other. ➻


Contractor and interior designer Collamore Built; Architect Behal Sampson Dietz

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Charming exposure

BRIGHTidea: Let the backsplash do the talking

Photo by Lucas Harris

It’s hard to decide where to look first in this modern penthouse perched 34 stories above St. Petersburg,

Florida. Gaze out the floor-to-ceiling windows and you are greeted by the Gulf of Mexico, while inside is

a scenic wonderland filled with exotic finishes and materials. The kitchen takes on a life of its own thanks

to black lacquer and stainless steel convex cabinetry. But it’s the custom mosaic feature wall that steals the

show. Made of imported Sicis tile from Ravenna, Italy, the intricate black and white mosaic creates a truly

one-of-a-kind backsplash. ➻


To see more

of this kitchen, go to

and search: Changes

in latitude

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of this kitchen, go to

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Life’s a breeze

BRIGHTidea: Become a master of illusion

Photo by Mike Kaskel

Designers considered how this kitchen would be viewed from every angle, and then created picture-perfect

compositions. As a result, many of the room’s handy appliances are hiding in plain sight—concealed or carefully

positioned. Sub-Zero freezer drawers are tucked behind cabinet fronts while the island discreetly houses an

icemaker and a microwave drawer.

But the home’s refrigerator proves the most difficult to detect. Its back half is recessed into the wall while its front

resembles a custom-made wood armoire, which extends about 15 inches into the kitchen. With French hinges

and hardware and a base with disguised ventilation, it mimics a freestanding furniture piece.


Kitchen designer Kimball Derrick; Interior designer Douglas Greiwe; Architect Architects Plus; Contractor Joe Stewart Builders


BRIGHTidea: Establish a key focal point

Photo by Brent Madison

A focal point of this kitchen in a home in the Fox Chapel area of Pittsburgh is the custom metal hood, something

that was paramount to the homeowners. The kitchen island serves as the centerpiece, featuring an asymmetrical

waterfall Dekton countertop offering plenty of space for food preparation. To offset the stillness of the white

Cambria quartz perimeter countertops, the designers added a black marble backsplash. Two-toned, custom oak

kitchen cabinetry, suspended over state-of-the-art modern appliances, provides ample storage space. ➻


Architect Gaskill Architecture; Builder DJ Beam Construction; Lighting Restoration Hardware; Painting Colorworks; Cabinetry

Trilogy Cabinets & Design; Polished concrete flooring Wexford Contracting, LLC; Windows Marvin, Allegheny Millwork; Quartz

countertops Cambria, fabricated by Top Advantage; Island countertop Dekton, fabricated by Ultimate Granite; Backsplash Black

Cashmere and Ballistic Pebble, Ceramiche Tile & Stone; Appliances Thermador; Jenn-Air; True, Don’s Appliances; Sink Kohler, Penstan

Supply; Range hood Ironhaus, Inc.

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photos of this home,

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A natural fit


Use light fixtures

to add personality

Photo by Hal Stata

Not a stranger to long, non-traditional

hours, this busy professional needed a

place close to work where he could

easily retire for the evening without

straying too far from the office. The

solution? A charming pied-à-terre just

above his place of business. The

kitchen is fully functional with a gorgeous

mosaic slate tile backsplash, a

commanding 18-square-foot island

and a combination of upper and

lower cabinetry for storage. A pair of

pendant lights dangles over the island,

adding a little glitz to the navy bluewalled



Designer Taylor Lavigna; Contractor

Calvetta Brothers; Cabinetry Showplace;

Flooring Summitt Floors Private Reserve

(custom); Countertops Blue Flower

granite, Bella Stone; Backsplash Puccini

slate mosaic; Sink Blanco granite composite,

Edelman Plumbing; Dishwasher

Custom Showplace Panel; Refrigerator

and oven GE Monogram; Paint Granite

Peak, Sherwin-Williams; Lighting Cleveland

Lighting; Microwave Sharp, Snow Brothers;

Hood Best from Edelman Plumbing


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this kitchen, go


and search:


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fall day, there’s nothing better than taking a deep breath of

fresh air and languishing in everything the outdoors has to

offer: relaxing breezes, fragrant blooms and plenty of greenery,

to name a few. The majority of homeowners, it seems, are

dedicated to appreciating these simple pleasures, showcasing

this by crafting outdoor living spaces of all shapes, sizes and

purposes. Whether you’re looking for outdoor entertaining

ideas for yourself, or are just a nature aficionado, you’re sure to

love this collection of stunning outdoor areas. ➻

Photo by Joe Traina

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To see more

of this outdoor living

space, go to and

search: Amarula sun

BRIGHTidea: Add multiple levels for visual interest

Photo by Joe Traina

This two-million-dollar plus outdoor masterpiece is

located north of Clearwater Beach, Florida. It's hard

to describe its splendor and unparalleled design.

Starting with the infinity edge hot tub on the second

floor balcony, a waterfall spills over into a 10-foot

deep plunge pool. Water then cascades over an acrylic

wall to a lounge pool that is adorned with 24-karat

gold tile that sparkles in the Florida sun. From there

a 40-foot lap pool leads to the sunken circular fire pit

and full outdoor kitchen. Fire bowls elevated on pillars

wrapped in beautiful mosaic glass tile, an abundance

of strategically-placed LED lighting, and a plethora of

other unbelievable features make this outdoor living

space unlike any other.

RESOURCES Pool Ryan Hughes Design/Build; Tile

Keystone Tile; Oceanside Glasstile; Pool tile and mosaics Ray

Corral, Mosaicist; Fire features Grand Effects; Artificial turf

Easy Turf; LED pool lighting PAL Lighting USA; LED landscape

lighting FX Lighting


BRIGHTidea: Asian influences add character

Photo by Daniel Feldkamp

Inspired by a photo of a Japanese gazebo from the National Arboretum in Washington

D.C., this Sidney, Ohio back yard offers several living spaces designed with an Asian

flair. The striking red gazebo is the showstopper in the space. Constructed of wood and

fiberglass posts, the gazebo features a penetrating solid color wood stain to give it the red

hue. Japanese architectural elements, such as the carved transoms and angled roofline,

complete the overall look. In addition to the gazebo, the back yard offers a pergola that is

perfect for outdoor dining, a meditation pavilion with Japanese influences, and a cozy fire

pit area. ➻

RESOURCES Contractor Paver Planet; Landscape and structure designer Dwight

Goodin; Paver Planet; Pavilion furniture Frontgate; Fire pit M Concrete Studios

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this outdoor living space,

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Balancing harmony

and nature

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Attract a crowd

Photo by Ross Van Pelt

Wanting to carve more usable space out of their sloping, tree-filled back yard, a Cincinnati couple called upon

the talents of landscape designer Adam Erbaugh. The designer created a living area and bar area under the

deck, stone steps leading from the driveway, and lush landscape beds. But a major focus of the project was

a large stone fire pit and seating area that would be placed on the edge of the woods. There’s room for at

least 16 people to gather around a glowing fire pit, which the homeowner (mother to Landon and Gavin

who are pictured) jokes is big enough to be seen from space.

RESOURCES Landscape design and installation TowneScapes; Stone mason Bill Canter


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Slam dunk

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BRIGHTidea: Take Minimalism to the Max

Photo by Daniel Feldkamp

On a wooded lot off a country road in Granville, Ohio, east of Columbus, sits a 10,500 square foot contemporary

work of art. This geometric residence serves up minimalist style with a sophisticated modern appeal. Walls of continuous

10-foot windows in the central living space showcase the outdoor wooded setting. “We wanted to bring

the outside in, and the inside out,” explains Jim Ogden, the home’s owner and builder. The outdoor entertaining

area is a resort-like setting with a large, rectangular pool, outdoor kitchen and glass fire pit. “We do tons of entertaining,”

Ogden says. “We can have 50 people out here and not feel it.”

RESOURCES Builder Jim Ogden; Architect Shawn Bogenrife

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of this home, go to and

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to the max


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of this outdoor living

space, go to and

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level oasis

BRIGHTidea: Use the view to your advantage

Photo by Connie Kimsey

Taking advantage of the surrounding view of Cleveland’s Little Italy, these owners created a gorgeous upperlevel

patio. With 75 percent of the space covered under a roof, plans never have to change due to rainy

weather. A lengthy live-edge table offers plenty of seating options for dinner, while an out-of-sight bar boasts

stools and standing room for a casual cocktail hour. The one-of-a-kind grill was inspired from the owner’s

trip to Italy and sees regular usage as the owner is a frequent cook, making meals that he often garnishes

with herbs from his own garden—a quaint, yet effective space just on the other side of the patio. ➻

RESOURCES Interior designer Barrie Spang, Associate ASID, Sapphire Pear; Builder Payne & Payne Builders;

Lighting Hinkley Lighting; Furniture Bernhardt Furniture; Accessories Sapphire Pear

To see more

photos of this outdoor

living space, go to and

search: Swimmer’s


BRIGHTidea: Customization is key

Photo by Joe Traina

Just steps from the Intracoastal Waterway in Largo, Florida, near Clearwater, resides this sunny outdoor

living space that offers a little something for everyone. Besides the spectacular view, the focal point of the

back yard is the swimming pool. Equipped with a 55-foot lap pool, a raised spa surrounded by a refreshing

sun shelf, and a family pool, there is no shortage of water activities. The pool even includes four

built-in lounge chairs that were contoured to the homeowne r’s body. An infinity edge and an array of

multi-colored LED lighting make this pool a scene-stealer, day or night.

RESOURCES Pool Curtis Pools; Landscape Booth Design Group; Homebuilder Bollenback Builders

BRIGHTidea: Create a

soothing focal point

Photo by Craig Thompson

A focal point of the design plan for this outdoor

space at a home in Pittsburgh is a contemporary

water feature that includes two pools of water

and a cascading, lighted waterfall. Designed to

simulate slate and match the existing upper patio,

the floor of the lower patio is a pre-cast Unilock

concrete paver called Richcliff. Another element

the homeowners love is the cedar fence that

now encloses the back yard. New gardens that

include hostas, a Japanese maple and mountain

laurels feature a drip irrigation system to maintain

the moisture level for each set of shrubs, plants

and trees.

To see more

of this home, go to

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Landscape general contractor Roma Design-Build, Inc.;

Landscape subcontractor Eichenlaub; Paver patio Unilock Richcliff;

Water feature Sandstone veneer (exterior); glass mosaic tile and frostproof

porcelain tile (interior walls); Water feature floor SGM River

Rok; LED lighting Kichler

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Charming kitchen remodel embraces family





Photos courtesy of Amy Honaker

When Randy and Amy Honaker decided

to remodel the kitchen in their

Oakwood home they had one thing on

their mind—family. The 1950s house

featured a cramped kitchen that was

segregated from the main dining room.

And with a family of six, they needed

an open space that would allow everyone

to comfortably converge in the

same room.

The Honakers enlisted the help of

kitchen designer Gary Peters with

Peters Cabinetry LLC and contractor

Larry Bower at Daystar Enterprise,

Inc. to help bring their vision to life.

The first step was to remove the wall

between the kitchen and dining room

and relocate the garage entry door to

allow for more cabinet space. An old

pantry and coat closet were also eliminated

to make way for a large island

and round dining table, as well as the

addition of a fullview door to the back


The clean white cabinetry, countertops

and subway tile backsplash establish

the neutral backdrop. A mixture of

antique brass and modern light fixtures

brings a touch of sparkle and glamour

to the space. Modern amenities such

as the induction cooktop, double ovens

and the coffee bar tucked behind a cabinet

next to the window seat complete

the kitchen, creating the perfect space

for this busy family to cook and gather



1 The kitchen offers plenty of counter space thanks to the perimeter countertops along

the induction range and sink area, as well as the large center island. 2 A wall separating

the kitchen and dining room was removed to create the large open floor plan, which now

offers seating for 10. 3 The remodeled kitchen now includes a cozy window seat tucked

next to a vertical cabinet door hiding the coffee bar.



RESOURCES Contractor Larry Bower, Daystar Enterprise, Inc.; Kitchen designer and cabinetry Gary Peters,

Peters Cabinetry LLC; Countertops Quartz, Cincinnati Stoneworks; Backsplash Sonoma Tile, TJ Construction & Tile; Faucet

and pot filler Moen, Pickrel Brothers, Inc.; Hardware Top Knobs, Peters Cabinetry LLC; Appliances Wolf induction cooktop;

Jenn-Air ovens; Bosch dishwasher, Custom Distributors; Lighting Ballard Designs antique crystal chandeliers, Home Depot; LG Light

recessed can lights; Wall and cabinet paint Benjamin Moore White Opulence; Dining table Hooker Furniture; Hardwood

flooring Red oak, Lloyd’s Hardwood; Windows Marvin; Doors Masonite fiberglass

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Historic home is decked out for the holidays

BY CHRISTINA KLEINER | Photos by Daniel Feldkamp

Every other year in early December, the streets of St. Anne’s Hill Historic District come alive for

the Dickens of a Christmas Holiday Home Tour. Tour attendees trek from house to house, admiring

the holiday decorations that bring the quaint neighborhood to life. Last year, Jason and Adam

Coatney-Schuler took part in the tour by opening the doors to their 1875 home. ➻

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The couple purchased the house in February

2013, and then embarked on a two-year renovation

to bring the home back to its former

glory. “Before this house we owned and lived

in an 8,000 square-foot church in Eastern

Hills,” says Adam. “During the holidays we put

up nine Christmas trees and hung a spiraling


light display with a big disco ball from the


27-foot ceiling in the church. We had to tone

things down a bit when we moved here.”

While they have downsized a bit, Jason

and Adam still make sure to sprinkle holiday

cheer throughout their home. Starting

in the parlor, the original marble fireplace

and crown molding set the tone, while a

beautiful Murano light fixture hangs beneath

the elaborate plaster medallion. The first of

four Christmas trees scattered throughout the

home is tucked into the corner. Adorned with

beautiful Christopher Radko glass ornaments,

the tree perfectly complements the surrounding

décor. “Jason’s family has been giving him

Radko ornaments since he was in high school,”

Adam says. “Now my parents buy them for us

too—we have a wonderful collection.” ➻

1 and 4 The Christopher Radko ornaments on

the tree complement the gold plaster organ grills

that flank the original marble fireplace in the parlor.

2 The 2,328 square-foot home was completely

renovated and now features two bedrooms and

two and a half baths. 3 The antique table is a family

heirloom, belonging to the homeowner’s great

grandmother. The table sits in the dining room,

which used to be an exterior porch that the owners

enclosed as part of an addition to the home.

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5 The remodeled kitchen features clean transitional

cabinetry with a gray-green finish and dark countertops.

6 The women’s bathroom features a beautiful

copper-soaking tub positioned in front of a focal wall

made of repurposed wood installed by the homeowners.

7 Classic Christmas greenery and red décor

accentuate the men’s bathroom, which features an

original exposed brick wall and a rustic copper vessel

sink bowl. 8 The vaulted ceiling in the sitting room

is covered in old flooring from another home. The

tree branch mounted in the corner is decorated with

icicles and cardinals.


Other unique holiday decorations include

Jason’s Dickens village collection, the Rudolphthemed

table settings in the dining room, and

the eye-catching tree branch mounted to the

vaulted ceiling in the cozy sitting area next to

the remodeled kitchen. “Jason thought it would

be cool to have a branch coming out of the corner

of the room,” Adam says. “We hung icicles

and cardinals from the branches and tucked a

small red Christmas tree in the corner.”

Even the men’s and women’s bathrooms get

in the holiday spirit thanks to traditional red

and green decorations. “We went all out for the

tour last year, and really enjoyed being a part of

it,” says Adam. “We might scale back the decorations

this year, but we love decorating for the


To see another home decorated for the holidays, go to and search: Spirit of the season

RESOURCES Contractor Keith

Fisher, Fisher Construction; Kitchen cabinetry

Overholser Cabinets; Floors Tuscarora Wood

Midwest; Limestone wall Hanauer Stone & Brick





Julie Cochran | 937-438-0901 |

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BY CHRISTINA KLEINER | Photo by Connie Kimsey

“All you need is love.

But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”

—Charles M. Schulz

Chocolate Cinnamon Filling

4 ounces bittersweet chocolate (70%)

3 ounces butter

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1/4 cup flour

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 egg white, whisked slightly

1 tablespoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon flake sea salt

Melt the chocolate and butter in the top of a double

boiler until smooth, stirring constantly. Remove from

heat and stir in the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, egg

white, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside to cool.


Bread Dough

1/3 cup whole milk, room temperature

1 teaspoon sugar

2 teaspoons dry yeast

4 3/4 cups flour

1 cup water, room temperature

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice

1 tablespoon orange zest

1 1/2 teaspoons flake sea salt

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

1 egg whisked with 1 teaspoon milk, for egg wash

Mix together the milk, sugar and yeast and allow to rest for

5 minutes. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook

attachment, combine the milk mixture, flour, water, sugar, orange juice,

orange zest, salt, vanilla extract, and cinnamon at low speed until the dough

just barely comes together. Add the butter in thirds, mixing well after each

addition. Continue mixing until a soft smooth dough forms and the dough

pulls away from the sides of the mixing bowl, forming a smooth solid mass

of dough around the hook, about 5 minutes. Transfer the dough to a

greased bowl, cover, and let it rise for 45 minutes at room temperature

out of direct sunlight. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and

knead for 2 minutes. Divide it into three equal parts. Pat out each part into

a rough rectangle shape and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment

paper. Wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate it for 90 minutes. Take

one of the rectangles of dough and roll it out into a roughly 24 x 8-inch

rectangle. Spread it with 1/3 of the chocolate mixture, then roll it up along

the longest edge as you would if you were making cinnamon rolls. Cover

the roll in plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator. Repeat with the

remaining two rectangles of dough, and allow the rolled-up dough cylinders

to chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Take one of the cylinders and roll

it on a flat clean working surface, lengthening it with your hands until the

cylinder reaches about 34 inches in length. Cut it in half lengthwise and

set the two long strips aside. Repeat with the other two cylinders.

Go to and click on the Recipes tab to watch a video

tutorial detailing how to form the bread. Lightly brush the bread with the egg

wash and bake it in the oven for 25 minutes. Remove it, cover lightly with

foil, and bake another 25 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for 5 to 10

minutes more, uncovered, until the exterior of the bread is

deeply golden and a thermometer inserted into the bread reads

at least 190 degrees Fahrenheit.

Recipe courtesy of Adventures in Cooking,

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