Pat Goetz wanted to build a home on an acre of land in downtown Cincinnati.
Since that’s not exactly possible, she and her husband, architect Lynn Adam, decided to look at the river cities in Northern Kentucky; they settled on a hillside property in Dayton.
“I think we found the next best thing,” Goetz said.
Once they purchased the property, the couple spent nights around a campfire discussing what their home, which Adam was designing, should look like.
It took 26 cement trucks to pour the retaining walls that now form the foundation of their home. Six years after they bought the land, their home was complete.
“What I like about the house is the openness and the connection with the outdoors,” Goetz said.
The couple has become connected to the Dayton community, but loves the rural feel of their property, where deer and wild turkeys are frequent visitors.
“We are in the city but there are all sorts of critters here,” Adam said.
The home’s natural lighting even allows the couple to avoid turning on lights during the day, even in the winter.
“You can’t beat the spirit in this town,” Goetz said. “Even just the neighbors who look out for each other.”
Goetz and Adam’s home was featured on this week’s Beyond the Curb episode. Watch the full episode in the video player below: