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Location: Cincinnati, OH
Customer:  Turner Farm
Size: 11,500 SF
Architect: Mark Dunkley Architecture and Design, Inc

The Meshewa House at Turner Farm is a new event space for The Village of Indian Hill. The manor house was originally built in the 1930s as one of the original mansions in the emerging equestrian community. HGC led a comprehensive renovation to give the stately home a second chapter as a community gathering place.

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The scope was extensive, and included completely rebuilding the second floor. While the original structure did have a second floor, the new design honors the aesthetic of the historic building, but is not an exact reproduction. The second floor space was largely unfinished for some time, but now has the addition of two meeting rooms, a lounge, restroom/shower room, and service access stairwell. The HGC crew also added four small dormers and two large dormers. 

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The exterior received a restored brick facade and a white wash patina on the brick. The addition of a grand stairwell in the main entrance makes an incredible first impression. Finishes include stained cherry wall paneling and moldings, stained stair assembly, stained wood and metal railings, and custom stained cherry bookshelves and seating bench assembly. Other details included refinishing existing white and red oak ¾” hardwood flooring.

The original garage wing was converted into several new spaces including a lounge, seating room, ADA-accessible restroom, and library. With a future as an event space, the crew built a top-of-the-line commercial kitchen, plus a prep kitchen and laundry room.

The existing solarium received the addition of a gas burning fireplace and coffered ceilings. A new, large three-panel sliding pocket door panel with full glass panels can open to connect to the outdoor patio. The patio features Hartstone/flagstone rile patios and ramps and handrails with lamb’s tongue detailing.

Other scope details include:

  • New tar and chip driveway, and gravel walk paths were added around the south and east portions of the building
  • New landscaping and irrigation system
  • An upgraded commercial kitchen, prep kitchen, and laundry
  • Structural modifications to relocate bearing wall at main conference room, allowing the space to be widened
  • Restoration of existing solarium, with the addition of a gas burning fireplace, coffered ceilings, and large (3) panel sliding pocket door system with full glass panels
  • All new energy efficient windows and exterior doors
  • New 125-space parking lot incorporating GravelPave system, which is permeable for storm water
  • (2) Bioretention basins installed within the parking lot to collect any excessive storm water run-off
  • All new post lighting installed throughout parking area
Main entrance of Meshewa house
Grant entrance at Meshewa house
Dark wood trimmed hall entrance at Meshewa house
Interior sitting room of Meshewa house
Large second-story window in Meshewa house
built-in bookcase and window seat at Meshewa house
Main dining room at Meshewa house
commercial kitchen at Meshewa house
Interior solarium at Meshewa house
Exterior patio and solarium Meshewa house
Exterior of Meshewa house
Aerial view of Meshewa House

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