Structure Construction

  • Victorian Country House, 1865:  The architectural character of this structurally and mechanically updated house is defined by the Victorian structure built for Emeline Shield Stickney in 1865. The exterior, including that of the additions, is that of the original design. The original Victorian woodwork and main level floors are preserved in the historic portion of the house. The Victorian structure is built around and incorporates a smaller, pre-Victorian section, adding eight rooms and large attic to the preexisting structure. The additions replicate the details of the original Victorian design.
  • Great Room Addition, 1984: The 600 sq.ft. addition on east side of house is of high quality construction, with 2×6 frame walls, random width oak floors, plaster walls, and 19+ f00t cathedral ceiling and open trusses. It encloses the present kitchen, pantry and family room. The exterior roof, trim, and double-arched gable window, conform to the original design and architecture of the Victorian house. French doors that open to a patio let in the morning sun filtered through a 150 year old black walnut tree.
  • Foyer, Sun-room, Garage Addition, 2006:  Main entry foyer, sun room enclosure, and two-car detached garage added, along with main entrance porch trimmed to replicate the original Victorian house entrance on the lower level.
  • Pre-Victorian section, circa 1830s-1850s: L-shaped cottage, two main-level rooms over two lower rooms was integrated, somewhat seamlessly, into the Victorian house that was built around it in 1865. The roof over the present dining room and sun room are the only externally visible features of this pre-Victorian section.

Electrical System

  • Electrical Service: upgraded to 200 amp underground cable from transformer on Old Hickory, 1976.
  • Internal Wiring: All service panels, breakers and wiring replaced and outlets added. Separate feeder panel installed for great room and kitchen. Separate feeder panels serve the great room, upper level and garage.


  • Sewer: Connection to pubic sewer on Camargo Road was installed in 1978.
  • Drain Lines: All drain lines have been replaced and new drains installed of schedule 40 pvc.
  • Water Supply Line: Water line was replaced with type K copper line to tap on Camargo Road in 2006.
  • Interior water lines: All water lines were replaced or new lines added of type L copper.
  • Hot water tank: Gas fired hot water tank was last replaced in 2011.

Gas Service

  • Gas Service: Gas service line to Camargo Road was added in 1980


  • Cabinets: Solid cherry cabinets with moveable shelves were custom made and installed by Schrock’s of Walnut Creek, Ohio.
  • Refrigerator: Cabinet depth 4 foot refrigerator/freezer by Sub Zero, w/ cherry panels matching cabinets
  • Cooktop: 36″, 5 burner by Wolf
  • Dishwasher: Bosch
  • Oven and Microwave: Thermador
  • Sinks: Two sinks, food preparation sink and two-tub cleanup sink, each with a 1 hp disposer.


  • Boiler: Gas-fired, hot-water, high-efficiency, Weil-McClain Ultra Boiler, 2006;
  • Hot-water Heat: Radiators on main and lower levels replaced with baseboard heaters, with kick-space heaters in kitchen and radiant floor heat in lower bath.
  • AC/Heat Pump:  Carrier AC/Heat Pump, 4-zone Infinity system, cools and supplements heat for lower and main levels, 2004.
  • Upper Level AC/Heat Pump: Mitsubishi ductless, four season, AC/Heat Pump heats and cools upper level. Air handler, 2011; external unit, 2018.

House Exterior

  • Paint: Exterior painted, 2016.
  • Roofing:  40 year Certainteed Shingles, copper flashing, copper box gutter linings, and copper chimney caps, 2005
  • ,Exterior Architecture: Early Victorian architecture of original structure is preserved, with style and trim of additions replicating original Victorian features.


  • Windows in Historic Structure: Double hung Victorian windows are original. Sashes are operable, Custom, low-profile storm windows that allow operable hinged shutters to close were installed, 2005 to 2016;
  • Windows in Newer Structures: All windows in post-Victorian structures are Pella insulated-glass, wood, casement-style windows, and custom seven-foot doors with insulated glass. Doors in newer structures are 7′ custom doors with insulated glass windows.
  • Victorian Shutters: Shutter hinges have been restored and shutters fitted to close over low profile storm windows.

House Interior Finish

  • Walls: Many of the walls and ceilings have been replastered. New walls on main and lower levels are plaster. Walls on second level are drywall.
  • Floors: Victorian floors on main level have been restained and finished. Great room floor is oiled random width white oak. Lower bedrooms and hall are floating engineered planks. Floor in media/family room on lower level is on-site grown, 8 to 16 ” random-width ash. Upper level floors are cork over sound-deadening underlayment. Floors in lower bath, sun room, main entrance foyer and morning room are tiled.
  • Woodwork: Victorian baseboards, trim, doors and windows have been stripped of paint, mostly by being removed and sent off-site for stripping, and then restained.


  • Location: The 1.86 acre lot is adjacent the intersections of Drake Road, Camargo Road, and Old Hickory Drive. It overlooks the former site of Allendale Station, a commuter stop on the Cincinnati-Marietta Railroad on the banks of Sycamore Creek. The location, at the Gateway to Indian Hill, provides convenient access to schools, Interstate 71, and shopping in Kenwood, Montgomery and the areas around I-275.
  • Structures and Setbacks: The existing structures on the site have sufficient setback from Old Hickory Drive to allow for a significant addition and new entry to provide access and an address on Old Hickory Drive. (See site plan.)
  • Easements: Utility easements exist along the roads. A water line easement for 8323 Old Hickory runs along the north edge of the property.
  • Utilities: All utility service to the house and garage is underground.

Rooms and Dimensions


Bath 1 – full9 x 7, MainShower, closet, adjoins master bdrm
Bath 2 – full14 x 13, MainOpens to laundry, tub, adjoins bdrm 2
Bath 3 – full9 x 8. UpperShower, adjoins bedroom 3
Bath 4 – full9 x 9, LowerShower, adjoins bedroom 4 & family room

Room Dimensions

Entry Hall11 x 9 MainCloset, tile floor, windows
Great Room31 x 19 MainIncludes living room and kitchen
-Living Room21 x 19 MainAdj. patio and entry, chimney for woodburng stove.
-Kitchen10 x 19 MainWalkout, pantry
Morning Room16 x 9 MainBreakfast area, two closets, adj. deck
Sun Room16 x 9 MainTile floor, adjs entry, dining, master bdrm
Dining Room17 x 15 MainAdjs great room, sun room, morning room
Family Room24 x 13 LowerWalkout, closet, adjoins bath 4
Bedroom 1 (Mstr)15 x 15 MainCloset, fireplace, adjoins bath 1, fireplace.
Bedroom 215 x 13 MainAdjoins bath 2 and laundry room
Bedroom 336 x 14 UpperIrreg.,, adj. bath 3, 3 gable window sets
Bedroom 415 x 14 LowerCloset, adjoins bath 4
Bedroom 5/den14 x 13 LowerTwo closets, fireplace
Hall30 x 7 MainStaircase, 4 closets, adjoins baths 1 & 2
Lower Foyer14 x 8 LowerSitting area, staircase

Other Details

Area4,350 sq.ft. per county (probably closer to 4,000)
BasementPartial unfinished, walkout
GarageDetached, two car
ParkingDriveway, three to four cars
Semi-annual taxes$3,351.83
School DistrictIndian Hill