The 2013 Clintonville Homes Tour

Sunday, September 8, 2013 

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Pre-tour 11 am - 1 pm)


Exploring the Historic Beechwold/Beechwold Area

The 2013 tour is a celebration of the historic Beechwold neighborhood. A trolley ride through the community will provide easy transportation. Should be a fun day and a fun weekend in Clintonville.

    • Seven unique homes in glorious settings ($15.00 day of tour, Children under 12 free)
    • Support the tour with special access to homes 11-1 PM for $50.00
    • Trolley transportation with Clintonville Historical Society Tour Guides
    • Convenient parking at Graceland

    The Clintonville Homes Tour benefits the Clintonville Community Fund, a neighborhood non-profit organization dedicated to initiating, nurturing and supporting community projects. As a grant-making organization, the Clintonville Community Fund is dedicated to making great ideas and projects possible.

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    Featured Homes

     134 West Beechwold Blvd

    134 West Beechwold

    Home Owners: Dickie and Cyndi Selfe

    Square Footage: 1133 sq. feet

    Year Built: 1961

    Beds/Baths: 2 beds/2 baths

    The original owner of this property worked with Pierre Zoelly, a Swiss architect working at OSU at the time. The home was built for the bachelor Dr. Charles Wheeler, also at OSU, in the English Department. Wheeler was famous as one of the authors of The Bible as Literature.

    This unique home was designed to mimic a Japanese farm house and originally had a giant chimney, large enough to cook a 300 pound pig. It also had a sunken conversation/dining pit that has long-since been replaced.

    The home is minimalist living at its finest. There is very little storage out of the house: no garage, no basement, no real attic. Inside the owners have added shelving, providing enough storage in the front entrance to make life easy and interesting. The middle of the house is extraordinary: Light, tall, comfortable.The kitchen that was added by the current owners and is super functional and lovely.

    The back yard is like another room most of the year: private, quiet, and lovely. A modernist statue of an owl sits on top of the drain well in the back yard. Owls are heard at night from the nearby ravine.

    230 West Jeffrey Place

    230 W. Jeffrey Place

    Year Built: 1931

    Beds/Baths: 4 beds/2 1/2 baths

    This traditional, two-story home is highlighted throughout by the owner’s extensive collection of original art pieces. Many of the pieces have been gathered from the homeowner’s travel. A mixture of antique, family and new furniture pieces create an eclectic feel.

    The master suite presents with an interesting configuration. This is due to its interesting history: it was originally a gun room. Throughout the home, the owner has infused her taste in color palate with a designer’s professional eye. The result is a unique coloration of spaces.

    Outside, the tranquility of the garden, pond and walking paths is enhanced by the perennials planted throughout the property.

    111 Riverview Park

    111 Riverview Park

    Home Owners: Mitch Jacob and Mike Ebright

    Square Footage: 3200

    Year Built: 1959

    Beds/Baths: 3 beds/3 1/2 baths

    As a mid-century addition to the Beechwold neighborhood, this 2-story ranch can be considered a new kid on the block. The homeowners have just finished the first phase of a planned three-phase remodel.  The initial phase added a main floor powder room, new kitchen, new master bath, and updated the second floor guest bath. In addition,  wood floors were installed throughout, and the outdated HVAC was replaced by a high efficiency system. The entryways for the living room and dining were expanded and large wood columns were added to the rooms.

    After the construction was completed, the home was the completely repainted inside and out.  Plans are already in place for the next phase, which is set to start immediately following the Clintonville home tour. This phase will include remodeling the sunroom and  adding built-in bookcases to the family room. Outside a new paver patio, fire pit and pergola will be added.  The final phase, expected to be completed by next spring, includes adding a large pool and an outside entertainment area.

    This home was built for entertaining with its huge yard, large rooms and open floor plan.   Because of this, the size of the kitchen was doubled and a bar area with seating for eight was created.  The new kitchen features a slate stone gas fireplace and it looks out at the backyard through a large bay window.   The master bathroom was taken down to the studs and reconfigured to include a large walk-in shower with multiple shower heads, double sinks, upgraded tile and glass tile accents.

    The front yard overlooks the ravine, a small stream and the famous “Kissing Bridge”.  The landscape of the nearly 3/4 acre lot is also being refurbished and brought back to life.  Several new trees and large colorful flower beds have been added this year to improve the curb appeal of the home.

    4795 Rustic Bridge Road

    4795 Rustic Bridge

    Home Owners: Jerry and Jill Dannemiller

    Square Footage: 4100

    Year Built: 1954

    Beds/Baths: 4 beds/3 baths

    Those who know the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright will see his familiar style throughout this modified ranch that was built in the 1950s. The beautiful ravine setting allows for a wonderful connection to nature.

    Inside the home has undergone extensive renovation. The homeowners were able to retain the original stainless-steel countertops in the kitchen, although the remainder of the room has been massively updated.

    Also in 2011 the homeowners added a second-story master suite. This addition incorporates Brazilian ipe siding and heated bamboo floors. The space is a truly luxurious retreat.

    The basement adds great living space, and is highlighted by a fireplace.

     79 West Beaumont

    79 W Beaumont

    Home Owners: Tom and Katie Knostman

    Square Footage: 2600 (plus additional 560 in finished basement)

    Year Built: 1925

    Beds/Baths: 4 beds/2 1/2 baths

    This center-hall colonial home was one of the original properties to be built on the street. The original owners were in the home for nearly 50 years, and the current owners are just the fourth family to live in the home.

    Inside the home has undergone extensive updating. A kitchen addition and renovation in 2011 added skylights, a breakfast area, cubbies and high-end finishes. The master bath was created out of a bedroom space. The home also includes plenty of extra living areas with a finished walk-up third floor, including a bedroom, and a basement recreation room.

    There are many beautiful details to the house as well. The main house has the original slate roof. Inside there is crown molding, interior glass doors, a front door transom, and a great built-in on the 2nd floor.

    The home is situated on 1 1/2 parcels, giving it extra space. The brick patio was created by a mason who was a previous owner. The shed at the back of the property was the original single-car garage for the house, and was moved and reduced in size when a carport was built by a subsequent owner.Historical Fact: This house was one of the first to be built on the street. It was built for Everett Rickard, who was an electrical engineer at Ohio State, and his family, which included his elderly mother and two sisters, one of whom (Hortense) was a mathematics instructor at Ohio State. The Rickard family lived in the house for nearly 50 years.

    177 Riverview Park

    177 Riverview Park

    Home Owners: Tammy Flaherty and Amy Marzluff

    Square Footage: 2260

    Year Built: 1929

    Beds/Baths: 4 beds/2 1/2 baths

    This French Country home had been extensively renovated by the current owners. Every improvement and change serves to highlight the many great features of the home.

    A sunroom was added in 2011 and provides a year-round connection to the outdoors. Also recently updated is the kitchen, featuring gourmet appliances, granite countertops and many other extras that makes it a dream workspace for any chef. The owner’s love of the mountains comes through in the rustic and soft decor.

    Outside the back yard is spacious and beautiful. And it provides the ideal space for the owner’s four dogs to romp. The proximity to the ravine allows for enjoyment of nature–the woods, the stream after a good rain, and the visitation of deer in the early morning and evening

    190 West Jeffrey

    190 W Jeffrey2

    Home Owner: Catherine Sinclair and Niles Sinclair

    Year Built: 1938

    Square Footage: 2500

    Beds/Baths: 3 bedrooms/3 baths

    This cottage has undergone some wonderful renovations, all done with care to maintain some of the original charm and characteristics. The interior design showcases the owners tastes and has been enhanced by Heidi Ruckel at HMH designs.

    The kitchen and all bathrooms were updated in 2011, maintaining original flooring. All hardwood throughout the house has been refinished and is original to the home.

    The master bedroom was enhanced in 2011 when the closet was converted into a bathroom, creating a true master suite. The house is still heated with radiators, and AC was added in 2012. The basement is all knotty pine, but it has been painted and caulked to give it a fresh look. At one time, the basement was used as a dance studio.

    Historical Fact: The previous owners were the swimming and tennis coaches at OSU,  brothers Herman and Carl Wirthwein. They both coached in the 1950s. During that time, Woody Hayes often played poker in the basement.




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