Kirtland Hills home is truly presidential with Oval Office replica: House of the Week

KIRTLAND HILLS, Ohio — Have you ever imagined what it’s like being President of the United States?


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Imagine no more. The newly listed home at 8405 Sanctuary Drive offers a truly unique work-from-home situation with a full-sized replica of the Oval Office.

“The owners, Lou and Carolyn Fidanza, are avid history buffs, particularly presidential history,” says Realtor Jenifer Black with the Black Diamond Group, Howard Hanna. “Their interest in the Oval Office began in 2005 with a visit to the Gerald Ford presidential library in Michigan where they spent six hours in the replica taking notes and measurements.”

Construction of the oval office, located in the attic of the home and accessible by elevator, began in 2015 and took five years to complete.

“Each president puts his own touches on the Oval Office decor, and this one is based on the presidencies of Barack Obama and George W. Bush, whom Fidanza believes had the most attractive oval office designs,” Black says.

The room includes a reproduction of the Resolute Desk, rug with the presidential seal, replica of the famous “Bronco Buster” sculpture, and artwork used during the Obama and Bush eras.

Lou Fidanza believes his oval office is “the finest replica in a private residence in the country.” So good, in fact, producers of Tyler Perry’s BET drama “The Oval” purchased some of the molds Fidanza used to create the bookshelves, fireplace, corbels, and presidential seal for their replica of the White House.

But the one-of-a-kind room isn’t the 9,600-sq. ft. mansion’s only selling point. Built in 2000 on five wooded acres, the home boasts six bedrooms, eight bathrooms (five full), and six fireplaces. Highlights include a grand entry with a 19-foot ceiling, dramatic staircase and crystal chandelier, plus beautiful hardwood floors, a large eat-in kitchen, covered patio, and in-ground pool.

New to the market, the home is available for $2,695,000.

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Address: 8405 Sanctuary Dr.

City: Kirtland Hills

Price: $2,695,000

Size: 9,648 square feet

Year built: 2000

No. bedrooms: 6

No. bathrooms: 5 full, 3 half

Lot size: 5 acres

School district: Kirtland Local School District

Real estate agent and contact info: Jenifer Black, Mary Holtcamp with the Black Diamond Group, Howard Hanna

p: 440-724-0271

e: [email protected]

From the listing: “Enjoy cooking and entertaining in the gourmet kitchen which features granite counters, high-end appliances, a large walk-in pantry, and cozy breakfast nook.”

For more information on 8405 Sanctuary Dr., contact Jenifer Black or Mary Holtcamp with the Black Diamond Group, Howard Hanna at 440-724-0271 or [email protected]


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