A series of additions starting
in 1918 completely transformed this 1912 Western Reserve colonial into a
charming and spacious house. The first addition, designed by Charles R. Greco
of Boston and Cleveland, created a perfectly square living room with an added
bow window looking out onto the patio, a new fireplace, and adjustable shelves.
On the second floor, dressing areas, one complete with a safe embedded in the
chimney, were added onto the end of an already ample master bedroom. Extra
rooms were also added to the third floor, as evidenced by the exterior window
on an inside wall.
Other renovations included a
breakfast bay in the dining room and an octagonal domed solarium reminiscent of
Greco's Temple in University Circle. A new wing on the second floor enveloped
the garage and added two bedrooms, one with a spectacular view of the back
yard. Because its outer walls face east and south, the solarium is cool in
summer and warm in winter. It features a working fountain and a domed inset in
the ceiling with two sets of lights, one "everyday" and one for
parties. A false door leading nowhere maintains the symmetry of the room.
.In addition to these extensive
additions, the house retains many of its original features. The pantry remains
essentially the same as when the house was built and features maple
countertops, a "German silver" sink with faucets calibrated to mix,
and a plate warmer which is still used by the present owners.
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