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1929 Greek Revival Colonial

Gates Mills, Bedrooms: 8
Baths: 7
Contact: Karen Eagle, 216-831-9310,
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    An elegant estate with rich architectural details is on the market in Gates Mills, Ohio. Situated on 14 acres of rolling, wooded land, the estate is within walking distance to the Chagrin Valley Hunt Club and is privately nestled within one of the most sought after communities in Northeast Ohio.

    A private lane leads to a circular brick motor court where the formal entrance of this elegant Hugh Seaver and Phillip Small designed home is located. The main level includes a cozy wood-paneled library with fireplace, a formal dining room with French doors and fireplace and a spacious and bright living room, also with a fireplace. From the living room, French doors lead to a sun room that offers sweeping views of the property.

    An expansive kitchen with hearth room and breakfast nook create an intimate space for everyday living, while the entire main level is perfect for entertaining large groups. The kitchen space also offers a functional laundry area with a laundry chute system that connects to the upper levels of the home. Adjacent to the foyer is a spacious powder room and large coat closet, perfect for receiving guests. A second powder room is also on the first floor.

    The current owners loved the historical appeal of this home,” says Karen Eagle, Realtor with Howard Hanna. “Built in 1929, the home features authentic millwork, floor to ceiling windows, very wide hallways, fireplaces in most bedrooms, high ceilings and hardwood throughout the majority of the house. In addition, the home offers extensive storage on all levels.”

    A beautifully crafted staircase leads to the second floor with:
    -a spacious master bedroom, flanked by two bathrooms and two dressing rooms
    -a second bedroom with private bath
    -a third bedroom with gorgeous woodwork, wood ceiling and private bath
    -two sun-drenched bedrooms that share a Jack and Jill bathroom
    -a linen room that could serve as a craft room

    A third floor, which could easily be closed off, offers four additional bedrooms (formerly maids’ quarters), a craft room and a bathing room. A partially finished basement features a game room and bar.

    The property’s expansive grounds include gardens, fountains, ponds and a large veranda overlooking the formal gardens. Also on the property:
    -two guest houses/caretaker cottages, that are currently being used as income producing rentals
    -10-stable barn
    -in-ground pool
    -pool house with full kitchen, two full baths and large great room
    -gas well on the property supports the entire estate

    Extensively updated within the past 20 years, this home was formerly owned by the Holden Family. Katherine Holden-Thayer donated $14.1 million to the Cleveland Foundation, resulting in the Holden Arboretum, which had been a long-time vision of her late father. Her grandfather, Liberty Holden, founded the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

    Additional vacant land is available adjacent to this property.

    7460 Foxboro is within close proximity to the Cleveland Metroparks and the South Chagrin Reservation, and connects easily to downtown Cleveland and points of interest throughout Northeast Ohio via highways. Residents of this home will be a part of the Mayfield City School District while reputable private schools such as Hawken, University Schools, and Gilmour Academy are all within minutes of the home. The Chagrin Valley Hunt Club is a half mile away from the home, which is about a 10 minute walk on a quiet, shady street.

    About Gates Mills, Ohio

    For over 180 years, residents have found Gates Mills—with its unique blend of Western Reserve architecture, civic engagement and convenient location—to be one of the most desirable locations in Northeast Ohio. With dozens of community organizations and multiple ways for residents to become involved in Village activities, residents pride themselves on their strong sense of community. Employees and various government officials recognize that they are public servants, dedicated to maintaining the Village’s unique character and improving the lives of residents. Source: Village of Gates Mills website, Shawn M. Riley, Mayor,

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