Historic Stone Castle in Cincinnati

Home Exterior: Historic Hyde Park Estate in Cincinnati

Photo by: Zillow Designed by architecture firm Elzner & Anderson, this castle-like home in Cincinnati’s Hyde Park neighborhood was built in 1906 for heiress and philanthropist Mary Hanna. The 9,400-square-foot residence is constructed of Indiana limestone and topped with a ceramic tile roof. The original estate featured a carriage house, caretaker’s house, greenhouse and garage.

This imposing residence has graced Cincinnati’s Hyde Park neighborhood since 1906, and many of its original details remain intact to this day.

Designed by architecture firm Elzner & Anderson, the home was built for Mary Hanna – an heiress to a coal, iron, railroad and real estate fortune – who lived there until her death in 1956. While parts of the original estate have been sold off, it once included a carriage house, a caretaker’s house, a greenhouse and a car garage – perhaps making Hanna one of the first Cincinnatians to drive on Grandin Road.

The mansion’s exterior is constructed entirely out of Indiana limestone, and its ceramic tile roof is in good condition for its age. Inside, much of the home’s tilework was provided by Cincinnati’s Rookwood Pottery Company, while some of its wood cabinetry was likely carved by a Cincinnati woman (an acceptable activity for women at the time).

The main stairwell features a cozy seating alcove by a window, overlooking the vast front lawn and Grandin Road. We’re also smitten with the veranda, shaded by a trellis draped with wisteria vines. Flip through the photo gallery above to find your favorite space in this notable estate.

About the House

Solarium: Historic Hyde Park Estate in Cincinnati
  • Location: Cincinnati
  • Listed By: Michael Hinckley of Coldwell Banker West Shell - Hyde Park
  • Price: $2,950,000



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