Tour the MidCentury Modern Corbett Home on October 2, 2016 – The Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati Great House Tour

corbetthome_3Interested in MidCentury Modern style homes? Mark your calendar to view the Corbett House on October 2, 2016 from 12pm-6pm. This residence is going to be featured on tour by the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati (AFC) as part of this organization’s Great House Tour program.

The home is the former residence of local philanthropists, Ralph and Patricia Corbett. Mr. Corbett was the founder of NuTone who later sold the company in 1967. He and his wife dedicated the last years of their lives to the Corbett Foundation that supported the arts, education, medicine, and community activities in Cincinnati. They lived in this home until Patricia passed away in 2008.


The home was designed by John deKoven Hill, a former employee of Frank Lloyd Wright who embraced Wrightʼs philosophy but added his own nuanced interpretations of his style. The homeʼs design was deemed very progressive when it was built in 1958-59, and it was published in the February 1960 issue of House Beautiful  as a representation of the house of the future, a “Pace Setter home”. The magazine dedicated over 100 pages to cover the unique features of the residence, and world-renowned architectural photographer, Ezra Stoller, captured the essence of the home in a catalogue of images.

When constructed, this home featured NuTone intercoms, sound systems, doorbells and built-in kitchen appliances. Also new at the time was a Cincinnati Bell princess phone.

While the house is in exceptional condition, the furnishings and art have been removed from the home. To better understand what the house was like when Ralph and Patricia Corbett built it, reproductions of selected pages from the House Beautiful  article will be on display in the home during the tours.

Entrance to the home will be scheduled in groups of 12-15 during the house tour, every 15 minutes beginning at noon with the final tour concluding at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $30 each with proceeds benefiting the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati. Ticket purchases will be available on the AFC website  beginning on September 19, 2016.

The AFC will also hold an exhibition based on the House Beautiful article at The Architectural Foundation Gallery from September 27 through September 30. Reproductions of the article will be displayed for public viewing. The gallery is located at 811 Race Street and will be open daily from 11 am to 4 pm.

This Home Is For Sale
The Corbett home is listed with Julie Back of Sibcy Cline Hyde Park. The grounds have been divided into estate lots called Grandin View. Desirable half acre and larger lots offer stunning, treed views. Residents will be able to walk to Hyde Park Square or drive to downtown in minutes.

Read more! Here is an article about the home tour from the Enquirer.

Julie Back is #1 Agent at Sibcy Cline and #4 Agent in the State of Ohio!

Julie K. Back, Executive Sales Vice President for the Sibcy Cline Hyde Park office, has been named Sibcy Cline’s #1 Agent (Leader of the Year) for the company’s fiscal year of 2011-2012. She was also recognized on October 3, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio by the Ohio Association of Realtors as the #4 agent in sales for the state.

Julie is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and began her real estate career with Sibcy Cline Realtors in 1994. She has earned numerous sales honors throughout the years with the company.

Highlights of Julie’s sales career include…

  • #1 Agent – Sibcy Cline Realtors, 2012
  • #4 Agent in Ohio, 2012
  • #5 Agent in Ohio, 2011
  • #1 Agent – Sibcy Cline Hyde Park office, 2009-2012
  • Sibcy Cline East Regional Leader, 2011
  • Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors’ Circle of Excellence, 2002-2011
  • Ohio Association of Realtors’ Presidents Sales Club, 2002-2012
  • Sibcy Cline Realtors’ highest sales achievement, Platinum, 2002-2012

Julie is a graduate of Summit Country Day and the University of Cincinnati. She has volunteered for many years for the Cincinnati Antiques Festival and Kindervelt #50. In the past, she has also supported the Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati Museum Center and Tender Mercies, along with other cultural and philanthropic organizations. In her spare time she enjoys golf and paddle tennis.

Professionally, Julie has earned these designations:

Real Estate Technology Specialist
Exclusive Sibcy Cline Realtors, this designation acknowledges those agents who effectively use technology and the Internet with their business plans.

Seniors Real Estate Specialist
This national designation (sanctioned by the National Association of Realtors) gives real estate agents the tools designed to position them as a senior specialist within their market area.

Sibcy Cline Relocation Specialist
This Sibcy Cline designation is bestowed upon agents who have mastered the complex procedures of the relocation real estate business.

As part of her real estate sales business, Julie represents Camden Homes, the largest Cincinnati luxury builder. She is also a high-end residential property specialist. Please read a Business Courier article about the luxury market and Julie’s comments here. Read another recent housing article from the Enquirer that Julie comments upon here.

David Hummel, Vice President/Sales Manager of the Sibcy Cline Hyde Park office says, “It has been my extreme pleasure throughout the years to work with Julie. She is always positive and takes the upmost in care with her clients. She is very dedicated to her profession and takes great pride in making sure her clients are satisfied with her service to them.”

Rob Sibcy, President of Sibcy Cline Realtors, adds, “I am so proud of Julie’s accomplishments and that she is now our top sales person and #4 for the state of Ohio. It was her best sales year ever and its great to see her do so well. She is such a firm supporter of the community with her many volunteer projects, and I admire her for taking the time to give back to so many worthy causes.”

Julie resides in Cincinnati, Ohio in the Village of Indian Hill with her husband, Greg.

Three Sibcy Cline Agents Make the Top Five in Ohio!

Three Sibcy Cline agents were among Ohio’s top five sales people honored by the Ohio Association of  REALTORS® (OAR):

  • Diane Tafuri #3
  • Sue Lewis #4
  • Julie Back #5

These individuals earned the top standing based upon sales volume and transaction credits. The honorees were recognized in September at the Sales President’s Club dinner during the OAR Convention in Columbus, Ohio.

Says Robert N. Sibcy, president of Sibcy Cline Realtors®, “We are so proud of Diane, Sue and Julie. They are established professionals who are very service driven for their clients. It is exciting to see them do so well during these challenging economic times. They are positive people who really enjoy working in real estate. It is thrilling to know that among the 27,000 OAR state members, they are in the top five.”

Diane Tafuri is affiliated with the Montgomery Sibcy Cline office and has been a real estate professional since 19080 and is Sibcy Cline’s Top Aget this year.

Sue Lewis has been sales agent with the Sibcy Cline Northern hills office since 1096, She is Sibcy Cline’s West Regional Sales Leader this year.

Julie K. Beck is a sales agent with the Sibcy Cline Hyde Park office. She has been a real estate professional since 1994 and is the Sibcy Cline East Regional Leader this year.

All three of these Sibcy Cline agents hold the title of Executive Sales Vice President in recognitino of their prior sales volume achievements.