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1835 North Park Boulevard, Cleveland Heights, OH

The Bishop's Estate
1835 North Park Boulevard
Cleveland Heights, OH 44106


Listing Agent: Lou Barbee
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Property Description

This striking 19-room Georgian was carefully built for the archbishop from 1903 to 1905. Exceptional craftsmanship. A landmark three-story full brick home with exquisite details throughout. Over 9000 sf (including the finished full guest suite on the third floor), it features exceptional room sizes, magnificent woodwork, and beautiful appointments including seven fireplaces, eight foot paneled doors, and ten foot ceilings. The grand living room ends at a floor to ceiling lead glass bay, drenching the room with sunlight. The evenings are illuminated by a massive blue marble fireplace, replicating the hues that hallmark the front hall, and a repeating theme of beamed ceilings. Stunning entry. Beautifully appointed. The high volume barrel ceiling is accemted with gorgeous timbering and diamond patterns in shades of blue. One of a kind. 

Handsome front door with decorative dentils and pilasters. In the living room a seven paneled bay window created a natural space for the grand piano, and whimsical track lighting contrasts with the formal proportions and original woodwork.  Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, an early 20th-century Scottish architect. The original library is now exclusively a music library. The kitchen is bright and high ceilinged with "cartoon" marbling and a U-shaped island complete with brass rail.

The ground floor walks out to a large deck and gazebo. Imaginative landscaping and brick terrace off the sun room. Owned by the Catholic Diocese (much larger geographically than it is now and including what is now as far as the Diocese of Youngstown), the builders of the home used special care - fit for royalty.

Later, this distinguished home housed a family known for their very elegant but frequently wild parties. One story goes that the father of the family invited a group of drinking companions to his house for a party only to discover the next morning that the house had been stripped of many valuables. In the 1940's the house was operated as the Scottish Old Folks home under the direction of Matron Harriet Hepburn. After that it was owned by the Rose Institute, and then by various individual owners. An amazing and simply stunning historic home with many modern updates.

Bedrooms: 5
Baths: 6
Sq Ft: 7,643
Lot Size: .9 acres
Built in: 1903
Property Type: Single-family
Architectural Style: Georgian
Location Type: Suburban


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