When Sterling Homes was invited again to participate in the 2021 HOMEARAMA, they were honored. Sterling is always proud to showcase one of their luxury homes for the public to tour. Previously, they participated in HOMEARAMA in 2016 and 2018. In 2020, they built two homes for the annual event. 

The 58th Annual HOMEARAMA, which took place September 18 through October 3, 2021, was in Parkside Estates, a picturesque community surrounded by 100 acres of a conservation area, yet close to Coldstream Country Club. Located in Anderson, Parkside Estates boasts 48 half-acre homesites, enabling homeowners to bask in the beauty of nature. Homes are located within the highly desirable Forest Hills school district with convenient access to I-275 and downtown Cincinnati.

Sterling’s show home, The Charlotte, is 4,390 square feet with an additional 1,300 square feet of finished basement space. The modern European home features four bedrooms, five baths with a luxurious master bath, porch, bar, and media room. Rather than a man cave, the lower level features a “she-bar” with lots of pink rosé bottles lined up to give it a feminine vibe. In addition, the home is outfitted with Italian appliances.

The house has custom beam work throughout. It also features wide plank flooring with 8-inch French oak rather than the standard 3-inch. The inviting outdoor living area includes a fireplace and a grilling station. 

Sterling Homes is a full-service builder in Cincinnati that specializes in custom homes and home remodeling. They believe that whether transitional, contemporary, or traditional, every client’s home is one-of-a-kind. The entire building process is overseen by Brad Olinger, founder of Sterling Homes. He is on the job site regularly checking every detail. 

“We really hone in on our customers’ needs and customize exactly what they want,” says Olinger. “We are not a big builder with a subdivision full of lots that you pick your lot to build on. It’s more like you come to us, and we target a couple of areas. Whether it’s a tear-down, vacant lot, or high-end subdivision, we’ll find what fits your needs.”

From there, clients are invited to meet with one of Sterling’s hand-selected architects to design their vision exactly. “We take a team approach,” says Olinger. He says that there are always three to five people working with the clients throughout the development process to make selections fun and engaging rather than arduous and overwhelming. 

HOMEARAMA provided an excellent opportunity for Cincinnati home enthusiasts to get a glimpse into the architectural magic and quality craftsmanship of a Sterling Home.

“This was a great addition to our portfolio,” says Olinger, who always loves being a part of the luxury home shows. “These shows allow us to interact with the customers and remind people that we’re here. This gives us a chance to spotlight what we can deliver to our customers.” 


Sterling Homes is located at 347 Stanley Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226. For more information, visit sterlinghomescincinnati.com or call 513-659-5361.