The first thing you may notice as
you approach this home is its stone
front porch. Built in 1925 and
purchased by the current owner in
2010, the home also boasts its
original mosaic tile in the entryway.
When you enter the home, you
will find yourself in the living room.
The room is characterized by
Spanish colonial furniture which was
collected by the owner both here and
abroad. The entertainment center in
the living room was made from
antique Mexican doorways. The
coffee table is also a Mexican
antique. The fainting couch is from
June Greenwald antiques. Standing
next to the brick fireplace which has
been stripped of black paint (by
former owner and former honorary
tour chairman Michael Ruhlman) is
a bust of prominent CWRU dental
school dentist Dr. George Henry Wilson. Notice the original shelving
around the fireplace and leaded glass windows which make Cleveland
Heights homes so unique!
Many treasures reside in this room, including an antique
candlestick, a small portion of the owner's cross collection on the
entertainment center, stained glass art created by the owner and
lamps on the mantel which belonged to the owner's mother.
As you pass through the living room to the dining room you will notice
the columns with candelabra, and a window seat. This house just
feels good! An original chandelier which was converted to electricity
hangs above the dining room table. The hutch on the right displays
the owner's Dansk sterling silver menagerie and Heisey green glass
collections. Hanging next to the hutch is an antique Belgian tapestry.
To the right of the back door is a 1950 era hutch. The owner's original
stained glass piece hangs to the left of back door.
As you pass the back door, peek outside at the lovely, tranquil
Turn right into the kitchen. Immediately to the right is a secretary
circa 1950 from the owner's mother. The table and chairs are from
June Greenwald antiques. A collection of antique kitchen appliances
sits next to the microwave (wink). On the window sill are chickens
and a ceramic box from France, goblets from Little Italy, and antique
tea cups. Below the window is a Spanish colonial corner chair.
Above the cabinets is an antique silver collection.
Go up the stairs. In the stairwell, you will find a cross from Cuba.
All of the carpeting on the stairs has been replaced by the owner. A
collection of ancestors' photographs graces the stairwell dating back
to the 1800s. At the top of stairs is a collection of Greek Christian
plaques. At the very top of the display is a cross from Pisa, Italy.
Turn right into the yoga and Reiki (healing energy therapy) studio
which contains several stained glass pieces made by the owner.
Turn left into the office which holds imported desks and an antique
telephone table. On the far wall are copies of illuminata from Florence
(Christian manuscripts). A poster of Medieval Venice hangs above the
Next is the bathroom which features the owner's extensive cross
collection. The crosses were acquired from many travels including:
Cuba, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Papua New Guinea
Down the hall to the right is the master bedroom. This room is
like a sanctuary with its warm, inviting furniture. Do resist the urge
to lose yourself on the gorgeous bed and gaze out the bay window.
The tapestries and marionette are from Burma. The mask on door is
from Venice and more masks are displayed from the owner's travels.
Cross the hall and enter the guest bedroom. The owner made
the tapestry above the bed. The small tiles in the window are from
architect Paolo Soleri's studio in Arizona. There is an antique silver
chest on floor. The cedar chest displays more souvenir treasures
from travels. As you exit the room, notice an original light fixture to
the left of the door.
- Owner's record album collection
- Built-in cabinetry