United StatesOhioAkronFormer Estate of Harvey S. Firestone, Jr.

Former Estate of Harvey S. Firestone, Jr.
50 Twin Oaks Akron, Ohio 44313 United States

$2,950,000
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Ross Lauria
  • Real Estate Professional
3980 Harbor Light Landing
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452 United States
Lisa Deuschle
  • Real Estate Professional
3980 Harbor Light Landing
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452 United States
$2,950,000
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8
Bedrooms
8
Full Baths
3
Partial Baths
13,997 Sq Ft.
Interior
3.29 Acres
Exterior
Single Family Homes
Property type
1927
Year Built
BPKHG9
Web Id
4254003
MLS ID
Akron City
School District
66
days ago

About 50 Twin Oaks

Neo-Classic French Chateau in the Rubber Capital of the World. In 1926 Harvey S. Firestone, Jr., the son of the founder of the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company commissioned nationally known Boston architect Charles R. Greco to build his residence. The interiors of the Firestone estate are studies in chaste refinement and elegance. Mrs. Firestone interest in the traditional French decorative arts brought definition to this space. The generous entrance hall, its dramatic staircase delineated by ornamental wrought iron, leads to the principal first-floor rooms, all in the manner of Louis XVI in the style of Versailles. There are exquisite antique marble fireplaces with delicately detailed gilded over-mantel mirrors, and richly embellished crown mouldings and architraves. In all, the Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. house exemplifies the very best of period-revival thinking. It must be considered one of Akron’s great residences of any period – significant for its architectural design, the importance of its architect, and its historical association with the Firestone family. The original estate of 1.9 acres has been expanded to 3.29 acres with 933 ft. frontage on Twin Oaks Road. The main house includes a carriage house with squash court and 2nd floor guest quarters. There are 9 separate gardens with 3 fountains and includes a 1-acre private arboretum with large pond and waterfall. The gates, exterior, and interior of the house have been fully restored.

Amenities

  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen Island
  • Refrigerator
  • Security System
  • Carriage House
  • Gardens
  • Pond
  • Private Elevator
  • Washer Included
  • Dryer Included
  • Courtyard
  • Caretaker House
  • 4+ Fireplaces
  • Fireplace In Master Br
  • Tub and Shower
  • Stall Shower And Tub
  • Multi-Zone Heat
  • wood heating
  • Butler’s Pantry
  • Stall Shower

features

cooling
Zoned air-conditioning
Parking
Garage - Detached, 4 Car Garage
Style
Chateau

Property Feature

Age
Over 50 Years Old

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