Classic Americana meets contemporary urban upswing. Welcome to Ludlow.

The City of Ludlow, Kentucky is a picturesque river town nestled at the base of forested hills. The community is known for its strong neighborhood school system, beautiful old brick homes and the historic Ludlow Lagoon.  In years past, Ludlow could have been described as sleepy, but the town has decidedly experienced an awakening in recent years. This isn’t the Ludlow you probably remember.

The renaissance started with an influx of creative people. A number of architects, interior designers and artists call Ludlow home, filling their homes and the town itself with energy.  There’s a movement of shopkeepers who have opened coffee shops, a tavern and other businesses on the main thoroughfare, Elm Street. Some are living in the cool second story spaces above.

Ludlow is truly the best of small town and big city. And there’s no question about it, it’s on the rise.

BEYOND THE CURB | LUDLOW was on tour October 9, 2016.

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  Somerset Hall is a single family residence also known as the Kenner-Closson House.  This was the second major country villa built in Ludlow, c. 1840s, in the Greek Revival style. It features a central pavilion with setback wings and a 120-ft continuous rear gallery, the longest porch in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  It was … Continue reading SOMERSET HALL


Elmwood Hall is the oldest home in Ludlow, built c. 1818-20. The Federal-style country villa of Thomas Carneal, it was the center of an approximately 1,000 acre estate along the riverfront, including all of present-day Ludlow.  The house originally faced the river with a large fan-doorway. In 1827, London showman William Bullock (who made his … Continue reading ELMWOOD HALL


This private residence at 254 Latta Avenue was built in the early 1900s.   Alexander Bonner Latta moved his family to Ludlow in the mid-1860s and was one of the founding members of the Ludlow City Council.  Latta revolutionized fire-fighting techniques by building the world’s first practical steam-powered fire engine in 1853.  His son Taylor built … Continue reading LATTA HOUSE


Sometimes a building is more than a business and more than a home. The mix of uses can create a nearly seamless connection between life and occupation, as it does for the owners of Folk School Coffee Parlor, who will be graciously opening their shop and their home on the second floor for guests of … Continue reading FOLK SCHOOL COFFEE PARLOR


  This private residence at 210 Adela Street offers an excellent example of adaptive reuse and urban living.  The shotgun-style Victorian home has been meticulously redone inside and tastefully filled with locally-created works of art.  The rear of the home has a small private garden.  On a corner, it’s within walking distance to the local … Continue reading 210 ADELA


Rivers Breeze was one of the first projects in the region to take advantage of the spectacular views from the Northern Kentucky hills.  Not only are there panoramic views of downtown Cincinnati, but look south to see the curve in the Ohio River and the forested hills of Devou Park and beyond. The Rivers Breeze … Continue reading RIVERS BREEZE

423 ELM

Come inside and make yourself comfortable in this gorgeous single-family rehab on Elm Street!  Located in a row of stately historic homes in the heart of Ludlow, 423 Elm has been painstakingly renovated and updated.  Once sub-divided into a multi-family building, the current owner opened the home back up to its original design.  You’ll love … Continue reading 423 ELM


Situated along the banks of the Ohio River, Westport Townhomes is a community scheduled to open in Fall 2016.  Each residence is designed with the owner’s utmost comfort in mind. The development features seven stunning luxury townhome residences with desirable common amenities for the modern lifestyle including gated entry and access to boat slips. Each … Continue reading WESTPORT TOWNHOMES

REGISTRATION -301 Elm Street

Registration for this Beyond the Curb event will take place inside the street level businesses of 301 Elm Street: Second Sight Spirits and Wynner’s Cup Café.   Located in the heart of Ludlow’s downtown commercial district, parking can be found on the street and in nearby parking lots.  Please consult the map for additional information. One … Continue reading REGISTRATION -301 Elm Street


Urban living has trended toward people without children – young professionals and empty nesters.  One of the many selling points of Ludlow, is that everyone, in all life’s stages can find high quality of life.  We are happy to be able to highlight the Montessori Early Learning Academy as one of the family-friendly amenities located … Continue reading MONTESSORI EARLY LEARNING CTR


Home of the award-winning and nationally recognized designer responsible for the interiors at Boone Block Lofts, this Victorian home will blow you away with its striking contrasts of modern and vintage.  In a feature on the home, ELLE DECOR’s LookBook explains that a “love of design, ‘prestigious’ or not, gives this home an inspiring edge,” … Continue reading 49 KENNER

208 Adela Avenue

This 3-story brick Victorian town home is a fusion of past and present.  The home offers charming character and modern conveniences, original woodwork, wood floors and high ceilings as well as a thoughtfully updated kitchen and baths.  The master quarters include anteroom with fireplace, lavish bath and ample closets.  The home features great spaces to … Continue reading 208 Adela Avenue