Perched on a Cincinnati hilltop with a picturesque overlook of the Ohio River, this private residence elegantly blends both public and private aspects of contemporary dwelling. The street facade is an open composition of balanced elements that welcome the visitor into the home. The dining room and the sunken living room are tied together by a formal entrance corridor, the hub of the home’s public areas. A short flight of slate and granite stairs lead to lower level entertainment space of stone floors and dramatic windows. Here, several conversation areas flow freely into one another around a central hearth and open onto the rear patio.