1920 Cleveland Heights mansion asks $1.4M: House of the Week

1920 Cleveland Heights mansion asks $1.4M: House of the Week

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — Designed by New York-based architect Linn Kinne in the early 20th century, the mansion at 3145 N. Park Blvd. has seen its share of history. The home was once owned by Case Western Reserve University, which used it as its president’s residence.

“It has certainly hosted countless events,” says Howard Hanna’s Geoffrey Hoffman, who has the property listed at $1.4 million.

The architecture is a mix of colonial revival and arts-and-crafts styles with Italian and French influences, he says while noting the property’s unique concrete stucco exterior and decorative tile inlays.

“There’s a circular drive, portico, gorgeous gardens and even a hidden tennis court. With so many beautiful features it’s hard to pick a favorite,” Hoffman says. “Mine is the colonnade fountain and dramatic tiered garden with stone walls and stairs.”

The interior is equally impressive, boasting grand spaces and a perfect flow for both entertaining and everyday living.

“It’s both a showpiece and a comfortable place to live,” he adds. “The magnificent main hallway with dual staircase is simply dreamy.”

The home sits on nearly two acres of land, making it one of the largest private residential lots in Cleveland Heights. It has seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms (five full) in nearly 7,200 sq. ft. of living space plus a 400-sq. ft. finished basement and a coach house with an apartment over a three-car garage.

The home impresses immediately upon entry into the grand hall with its dual staircase. Take a right and you’re in the living room, which has hardwood floors, a fireplace and French doors that lead to the sunroom overlooking the gardens. Take a left from the grand hall to get to the formal dining room. A butler’s pantry connects it to the large eat-in kitchen, which comes with plenty of cabinet space and a Sub-Zero fridge and freezer. A stately library covered in wood and a powder room round out the first level.

Upstairs, you’ll find five bedrooms, five bathrooms and a den. The highlight is the primary suite, encompassing two full baths, three closets and a 224-sq. ft. dressing room. The finished third floor offers a bonus space.

The coach house adds two more bedrooms, a full bath, living room and kitchen and can be used as a rental property. The outdoor space boasts an abundance of mature trees, a tennis court and peaceful views of the adjacent park.

“Remarkably this private setting is also convenient to everything– walkable to Shaker Lakes and Cedar Lee District and only a five-minute drive to University Circle,” Hoffman says. 3145 N. Park Blvd. in Cleveland Heights was built in 1920 and has 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms (5 full) in 7,912-sq. ft. The home is listed for $1.4M by Geoffrey Hoffman at Howard Hanna.

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