story HOUSE CALLS: CATE YELLIG

HOUSE CALLS: CATE YELLIG

Take a look inside Cate Yellig's home. She's the Gallery Director at Phyllis Weston Gallery.


“I was primed for modernist living,” says gallery director Cate Yellig, whose parents live in a house inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey house, designed by Cincinnati architect Benjamin Dombar, a Wright protégé. Yellig is Gallery Director of the Phyllis Weston Gallery, an avid art collector, and a creative entrepreneur who recently began Integrative Arts—a home-based healing practice that uses creative therapies for pain management. Looking for a home for her burgeoning Cincinnati-centric art collection and her practice, she trolled Cincinnati’s midcentury modern enclaves. She found the perfect venue in the 1954 Wildwood house in Kennedy Heights, which she discovered on cincinnatimodern.com. “The hilltop property and the historic neighborhood seduced me first,” says Yellig, “but the house bears all the important Usonian period markers—single story, garden terrace, connection between the interior and exterior space, judicious storage, a carport, and plenty of potential.”


Cate fell in love with the front door’s oddly centered knob. The brick wall at left continues inside the foyer and living room.


The late 1940s era sofa by Milo Baughman and orange platform sofa are from ebth.com. Yellig found the 1960s teakwood coffee table at Mainly Art in Oakley.

Photo at Top: Paper butterflies loft tiny computer parts heavenward in Kris Ebeling’s “Ascend,” 2007. The graffiti painting is by Brian Maier Jr. Posters, left and right, are limited editions from the Weston Art Gallery’s Publico show.