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Old Montgomery – a vibrant community with amazing history   

Montgomery Ohio History
The City of Montgomery calls itself a place with a charming past and a glowing future, and we couldn’t agree more. Today, Old Montgomery, which lies at the heart of the Montgomery community, is filled with new shops and businesses (including Classic Living Home’s offices) as well as some of the best restaurants and cultural attractions in the tristate.  While Montgomery is the perfect place for families to build a future, the city also has an amazing history that’s easy to experience when you visit Old Montgomery and see its historic homes and other landmarks. This history laid the foundation for what the community is today, and why Classic Living is proud to build custom homes here.  Montgomery’s beginnings  The community of Montgomery began in the spring of 1795 when six families from the Village of Montgomery, New York, set out on a journey down to what’s now Pittsburgh...
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Exploring the magnificent parks of Indian Hill 

Stanley Rowe Arboretum
Nature lovers take note: If you’re considering building a home in Cincinnati, look no further than Indian Hill, where you’ll find some of Cincinnati’s most beautiful parks. Not only are they extremely well-maintained, but they’re also perfect places to exercise, bird-watch, or have a picnic.  And since they’re tucked away throughout Indian Hill, they’re also some of the city’s best kept secrets. Below, we walk you through some of our favorite outdoor escapes in Indian Hill.  Stanley M. Rowe Arboretum  From the moment you see the gates of the Stanley M. Rowe Arboretum, you know you’re in a very special place. You’ve got to be buzzed into the park, which evokes the feeling that you’re in a very private park (and essentially you are). This alone makes it a bit different than typical parks across the city.  What really makes the Rowe Arboretum unique is its incredible, di...
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Indian Hill's Peterloon Estate - Host to quality living once again

Peterloon Estate Indian Hill
As soon as you arrive in The Village of Indian Hill, you know you’re in a very special place. It’s apparent by the gorgeous wooded roads, peaceful parks, nature trails, exemplary shools and incredibly diverse custom home architecture. Indian Hill is also home to the Peterloon Estate, a rich and important part of Cincinnati history, as well as The Meadows at Peterloon, Indian Hill’s newest community that Classic Living Homes is very proud to a part of.  The history of Peterloon  John. J. Emery built the beautiful Peterloon Estate in 1928. As the principal developer of Carew Tower, you could say he knew a thing or two about development. In addition to Carew Tower - which at the time of completion was the tallest building west of the Alleghenies - Emery’s real estate firm was also responsible for the Terrance Plaza Hotel that featured artwork commissioned by renowne...
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Cincinnati LEED Certified homes are a trend that’s here to stay

Cincinnati LEED Certification
As a leading custom home builder in Cincinnati, Classic Living Homes has been on the forefront of the green home movement for more than a decade. That’s why we can say with confidence that eco-friendly home building isn’t a passing trend – it’s one that’s here to stay.  Today, LEED certified homes are becoming the gold standard for our clients, and our team works closely with clients, designers and architects, throughout the construction process to ensure every guideline is followed to achieve the LEED certified status.  What is LEED certification?  LEED is a flexible green building program that allows builders to accrue points as they apply established strategies and practices to achieve certification, hence the term “LEED certified.”  There are a variety of rating systems based on the type of construction project at hand, including building design + construction, ho...
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