This Historic 1800s Home in Fort Thomas’ Tower Park Offers Sweeping River Views


"The Commandant's House," the first structure built in Fort Thomas, is now for sale.

Built in 1888, this beautifully refurbished home sits just 500 feet above the Ohio River on Alexander Circle near Tower Park.

This spot was strategically selected by the town's first resident, Colonel Melville Cochran, not only for its beauty but also for its strategic vantage point of the river valley. One hundred and thirty-three years later, the home is ready for its new owner.

The home boasts 5,200 square feet of living space and over 1,500 square feet of outdoor terraces. It has been fully restored and features five bedrooms, a study, three full and two half baths, a butler’s pantry with a wet sink and beverage fridge, two verandas, a three-car garage, all new mechanics and 1.6-acres of land.

This home is listed at $1,995,000.

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| Photos by Phil Armstrong