OK, we admit that to coastal snobs like ourselves, the mere mention of Cleveland brings to mind rivers so polluted that they catch fire. But since the good folks of Ohio long ago cleaned up the Cuyahoga River, perhaps it's time to forgive and forget.
Easing that memory loss is this gem of a home in Nashport, Ohio, about two hours south of Cleveland. It's owned by Tami Longaberger, the chief executive of the famous basket-makers, Longaberger Co. Listed at $15 million, the Georgian estate on 200 acres comes with a whopping 38,000 square feet of above-ground space, plus another 17,000 in a finished basement. The home is made from handmade bricks, and all patio and outdoor areas use a Pennsylvania bluestone interspersed with the brick to match the home's facade. The property abuts Dillon State Park.
The ground floor is right out of a museum, with a cross-hall plan for large-scale entertaining. The family residence can be closed off from the ballroom wing and guest wings. The property is gated and the guardhouse has a full apartment, so they must be serious about privacy. There are three stocked ponds, and a six-stall horse barn with three fenced pastures.
The home has all the amenities and then some -- a library, home theater, multiple fireplaces, pool with waterfalls, and all the fine finishes you would expect.
The listing is with Sharon Znidarsic of Howard Hanna Real Estate. (Take a video tour below.)
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