CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio — 64 W. Washington St. is one of the oldest homes in Chagrin Falls. Built in 1870 by Joseph O’Malley, a prominent builder at the time who constructed many of the homes in the village’s historic district, the home belonged to John and Lucy Bullard, whose family manufactured wooden rolling pins and butter molds.
In 1917, Lucy bequeathed the home to the Congregational Church, which used it to house members of the clergy, according to the Chagrin Falls Educational Foundation.
Today, the classic Victorian retains its 19th-century character, while offering updates that bring it up the standards of buyers in the 21st century.
“It’s a great blend of the historic and the new,” says Howard Hanna listing agent Heather Price. “This is an unparalleled setting in the heart of the historic district of Chagrin Falls Village with a large private back lawn that fronts the river with a view of the high falls.”
Entering the Bullard House and into the formal living room is indeed like stepping back in time. The room features high ceilings, extensive millwork, hardwood floors, a marble fireplace and an extravagant chandelier. Through an arched doorway is a salon, where a custom bar covered in wood and an ideal spot to enjoy a nightcap await.
The kitchen is magazine-worthy, with its large island, high-end appliances and premium finishes. The modern vibe continues into the family room, which features a large picture window, providing views of the wooded surroundings and river.
Those views can also be enjoyed upstairs in the master suite, which boasts a spacious sleeping area with an ornate accent wall and double-sided fireplace, office space, luxury bath with onyx tiling, and a dressing room. In all, the home has five bedrooms and six bathrooms (four full).
For wine connoisseurs, there’s a wine cellar with a tasting area and bar in the partially finished basement.
The property includes a charming two-story carriage house, featuring an open-concept living space with a galley kitchen, bedroom and full bath.
But it’s outdoor space that separates this house from its neighbors. A belvedere at the top of the main house provides a 360-degree view of the surrounding area. The backyard is peaceful and tranquil, featuring views of the falls, landscaping with a koi pond and waterfall feature, and a large stone patio with firepit.
New to the market, the home is available for $1,795,000.
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Address: 64 W. Washington St.
City: Chagrin Falls
Size: 4,757 sq. ft. (Zillow estimate)
Lot: 0.63 acre
Year built: 1870
No. bedrooms: 5
No. bathrooms: 4 full, 2 half
School district: Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools
Real estate agent and contact info: Heather Price, Howard Hanna