Roundwood Manor sits on nearly 8 lush acres in Hunting Valley, Ohio, just 20 minutes from the city center. The Van Sweringen brothers, prosperous developers of Shaker Heights, Ohio commissioned brilliant architect Philip Small to create this enduring 1928 country estate, still in use as a family residence. Owners can occupy the main house and use separate wings with private entrances for guests if desired.
The main home, with five-plus bedrooms features a 60-foot indoor swimming pool w dressing rooms and outdoor tennis court. Enter via the three-story skylighted grand central hall. This leads to a two-story living room with hand-hewn beams and French doors to the terrace and garden. The first floor provides rooms for entertaining on a grand scale including the formal living room and informal wood-paneled family room. Yet, the home also offers intimate spaces where residents can simply relax, such as the inviting Dickens Library and airy sunroom.
The expansive owner's suite has two bathrooms and two dressings rooms. For comfort, each room in the house has its own in thermostat. Throughout, the woodworking, moldings, ceilings and paneling are themselves works of art, as featured in Architectural Digest and Country Life of America. The treed landscaped setting offers ample privacy on this once 600-acre working farm, now the historic Daisy Hill enclave, with its signature white fences.
Tax incentives for historic homes may apply. A home for a person with fine taste and historic interest.
Property Features Include: 9
Association Type: U
Built in: 1924
Lot Acres: 7.69