The Great House Tour 2013 highlighted the Lloyd Taft Residence in Indian Hill. An informal lecture by the architect Robert Siegel, FAIA, followed at the Aronoff Center downtown.
This incredible 7,000 square foot home was built by Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects in 1980 for Lloyd Taft, grandson of President William Howard Taft. In 1984 it earned the American Institute of Architects’ National Honor Award. Renovations and additions to the home have honored and enhanced the structure’s many remarkable architectural features. Architect Carl Strauss reworked parts of the home in 1986, converting the garage into a family room, enclosing the breezeway in glass, and repurposing the greenhouse as a garage. Stewart Shillito Maxwell, architect and interior designer, updated the kitchen and modernized the patio. The outdoor space features a statue by artist Isamu Noguchi.