Season 3, Episode 1: Jolly Green Giant in Covington, KY

Peek inside this gorgeous renovated home to see how an empty nester couple has embraced urban living.

You’ll love the details, both original and new.

Downsizing from a larger home, Mary and Scott Smith found exactly what they needed in this renovated condo.

Orleans Development had reworked the floorplan of this two-family house to create 4 condos: a pair of two-story units on the lower two levels with two more tucked into the third floor. During this thoughtful renovation, original features like the beautiful staircase, inglenook, sleeping porch and three fireplaces were saved.

Contrasting the antique wood and tile details are three sleek new bathrooms and an open kitchen, along with convenient amenities like a butler’s pantry and large mudroom. All the condo owners share the charming backyard and off-street parking.

With a great coffee shop across the street, bars and restaurants a short walk away and Cincinnati and Newport right over a bridge, this is the urban living experience Mary and Scott envisioned for their empty nester lifestyle.


Thank you to our sponsors:

The Presenting Sponsor for Season 3 is The Boardwalk Residences at Ovation. These premier condos on Newport’s riverfront offer stunning views and luxury amenities, nestled within the Ovation development. Learn more at
This episode is sponsored by Orleans Development, specializing in historic and urban development in Northern Kentucky’s river cities. Orleans has developed 300 residential units and 80,000 sf of commercial space in the region. Their upcoming projects include Deagan Square and Orchard Row in Covington and the Burton Building in Dayton, KY. Learn more here.

More information about the property

Learn more about the historic Licking Riverside neighborhood here.
Learn more about the City of Covington here.

Additional photos of the property (slide show)

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