Great House 2013: Tickets Now Available

AFC proudly presents a special opportunity to tour a magnificent Cincinnati home located at 4320 Drake Road in Indian Hill. Timed tours will be offered on October 12 between 12 and 4 pm. An informal lecture by the architect Robert Siegel, FAIA, will follow from 6-7 pm at the Jarson-Kaplan Theater at the Aronoff Center at 650 Walnut St.

Limited ticket availability. Ticket reservations must be submitted by October 7th. Click here for ticket reservations.

Great House

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 this house, known as the Lloyd Taft House, 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 respectfully 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.

This year’s Great House Tour is presented as part of ArchiNATI 2013, an annual festival dedicated to celebrating the buildings, parks, places, and spaces that make up the city of Cincinnati’s built environment.

Timed tours will begin at 12pm, 12:30pm, 1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm, 3:30pm, and 4pm, with a limited number of guests for each time slot. The lecture at 6 pm will include information about the house, architects, and owners. Tour tickets are $45, lecture tickets are $50. A combined ticket for both is $85; specially-priced student tickets are available. Architects and landscape architects have the opportunity to earn 1.5 CEUs by attending both the tour and the lecture.