Best Of 2018

Best Way to Find That Midcentury Modern Home in Cincinnati: Cincinnati Modern

Husband-and-wife team Susan and Arlen Rissover first bonded over something they would eventually go into business in together: their matching Midcentury Modern dorms at the University of Cincinnati. Now, they have a thriving realty business — Cincinnati Modern — based around buying and selling houses that exemplify Midcentury architecture. The realty dream-team boasts a list of credentials, including Susan having co-authored 50 from the 50s: Modern Architecture and Interiors in Cincinnati, and Arlen’s 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry. And, in 2017, it paid off: they made over $13 million in sales and sold 100 percent of their listings within the original listing periods. Their website also has a “Moderns on the Market” tab where you can peruse the duo’s unique and Midcentury listings — if you’re in the market, looking for design ideas or just bored at work. Cincinnati Modern, cincinnatimodern.com.