Monday, November 17, 2008

Inside the Cincinnati Magazine Design Home 2008, Part I

Chuck Lohre, LEED AP and chair of the public relations committee of the Cincinnati chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, recently led a tour through Cincinnati Magazine's Design Home 2008 at the Vintage Club of Montgomery.

Built by partner Great Traditions Homes at 202 Legacy Lane, the $1.5 million, 7,000-square-foot house has achieved LEED Gold certification with its (future) walkability, native landscaping, geothermal HVAC system, and Energy Star-rated windows, appliance and mechanicals.

In part one, we start with the exterior.

Among the features you will notice are the outdoor fireplace, the second-story guest patio, the hot tub, the outdoor living space, and the outdoor kitchen.

There are 35 photos in this slideshow.

The $150 million, 70-acre Vintage Club is envisioned as a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood of over 200 residential units and 150,000 square feet of commercial space arranged around a village green.

Ten homes within the development were part of last year's Homearama Luxury Edition.

Hover over the slideshow to bring up the controls. You may stop the slideshow by clicking on the square "stop" button, allowing you to scroll through the photos at your own leisure. To get a better view, click on each image to enlarge to 640 x 480. Photos will open in a new browser window.

Previous reading on BC:
Vintage Club sales, building steady (6/13/08)
'Design Home 2008' slated for Vintage Club (2/1/08)