In 1920 the Webb Development Company built this house in the Euclid Heights
Development. It was purchased in 1926 for $12,000 by A. Vernon Dilley, vice-president
of the Lindner Company department store, and his wife Helen. In 1926 the owners
enclosed the side porch. In its use of wood shingles and grouped windows, the
house is typical of many Cleveland Heights homes built during the twenties,
while the front-facing gable and arched windows reflect elements of the Tudor
Do not be fooled by the unassuming nature of this quiet, blue house. When you
step on the red sandstone path, you might get a hint of what awaits you. The
unusual razorback and bird's eye maple door suggest the uniqueness that is inside.
But, let's get inside the house. The foyer retains its original, colorful tile.
Peek into the powder room, done by the current owners. The room features silver
leaf wallpaper and mosaic tile. Notice that the original mail chute remains
in the bathroom.
The paint and decorating in the living room were done by the current owners
in the last five years. A previous owner restored the fireplace. The bust on
the far wall was obtained at the Cain Park Arts Festival.
The doorway between the living room and dining room has open shelving to which
doors were added to create finished cabinets. The dining room features a grass
cloth wall covering. Most furniture in the room is antique, including: the chaise,
table, sideboard, and bird's eye, wicker-seated chairs. The working victrola
is a treasure obtained at the Burton antique fair. Notice that the table is
pine with mahogany legs and the ceiling is gold.
Hold your breath as you pass through the dining room door and enter the kitchen.
Purchased by the current owners in 1992, the house underwent an extensive renovation
that was completed in 1999.
An original exterior wall was removed and a 400-foot addition was made that
wraps all the way around to the library at the front of the house. Even more
amazing, in 2006 the same builder completely rebuilt the interior of the kitchen
to meet the needs of the current owner, who is a professional chef. The cabinets
are made of 'figure' anagre. The back splash tiles are poured concrete, as is
the counter, which includes built-in, fiber optic lights. The contrasting wood
in the doorway is sappele. And, when the custom made round cutting board is
removed, it reveals a unique resin entertaining table.
In the library, there are walnut coffered ceilings, original woodwork and built-in
The second floor contains a bath with original subway tile, mosaic, tub and
Watch your step as you go up to the third floor master bedroom. Constructed
in 1998 out of four small rooms, the current space is stunning. Support beams
were removed and the floor was reinforced. The contrasting woods of Honduras
mahogany and maple grace the built-in bed, cabinets and closets. Built-in lighting
hides the vents that supply heating and cooling to the room.
- Horse weather vane from Burton antique fair
- Unique artwork in 2nd floor bath, was discovered under three layers of paint
and wall paper
- Shower in master bedroom, a window and wall were removed to bring the glass