Twenty years ago, Carolin Cassio and her family moved into a newly developed Kings Mills community when they found a Robert Lucke-built two-story that would allow their family to grow in it. In the years since, the Cassios have made improvements such as finishing the basement, darkening the wood floors and installing a pool in the backyard, in addition to adding three sons to their family.

Carolin has styled the décor over time, adding new features like the electric fireplace in the living room and a glass tile backsplash in the kitchen, which has also been partially remodeled to better serve the busy family.




This Kings Mills home was designed by the Robert Lucke Group. The landscaping was designed by McCarty’s Landscaping in Lebanon.
The foyer features tall windows to illuminate the main staircase.

The Cassios’ dining room features a Copley Place double pedestal dining table by Hekman Furniture and Corso leather dining chairs from Macy’s.

To keep things hidden when not in use, the Cassios installed custom-made sliding barn doors by Geoff Short in the family office. To finish the space, they added a side chair from HomeGoods.

This kid’s bedroom features a Zinus Suzanne bed frame and window treatments from Bed Bath & Beyond.

The focal point of the living room is the Modern Blaze electric fireplace. For even more comfort, they added a sectional couch from Macy’s; the family ping pong table in the finished basement; and the living room window treatments, designed by Farrah Taylor, Taylor Interior Designs.



The Cassios use a dining room table from West Elm for their everyday kitchen table with leather parson-style chairs by Sava from Macy’s. The octagonal kitchen island with liquid granite countertop was remodeled from the original rectangular one by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting in Sharonville. The hanging light fixture was made by Lighting EFX in Florence, Kentucky.

The Cassios tied their master bedroom together with a bedroom set from Value City Furniture; a walk-in shower in the master bath; the master bathroom was remodeled and tiled by Raymond’s Remodeling in Milford.



The landscaping in the backyard compliments the pool area; stone steps lead down from the deck to the pool; wrought iron patio chairs and tables from Costco, as well as ProShade patio umbrellas, provide comfortable seating; Cincinnati Pool & Patio in Evendale handled the pool design, construction and the adjoining landscaping.