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  • DESCRIPTION

    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.

    KEY DETAILS
    • Price:
    • $5,000,000
    • Bedrooms:
    • 8
    • Full Baths:
    • 6
    • Half Baths:
    • 2
    • Square Footage:
    • 13,997
    • Acreage:
    • 3.29
    • Year Built:
    • 1927
    • MLS #:
    • 4151811
    • Street Address:
    • 50 Twin Oaks Rd
    • City:
    • Akron
    • State:
    • OH
    • Postal Code:
    • 44313
    • County:
    • Summit
    • Area:
    • Northwest Akron
    • Subdivision:
    • City/Akron
    • Listing Status:
    • For Sale - Active

    Building

    • Basement Description:
    • Full, Unfinished
    • Building Faces:
    • North
    • Building Security:
    • Security System
    • Construction Description:
    • Stone, Stucco
    • Exterior Features:
    • Paved Driveway
    • Finished Above Ground Square Footage:
    • 10267
    • Fireplace:
    • Wood Burning
    • Fireplace:
    • 1
    • Has Basement:
    • 1
    • Number Of Fireplaces:
    • 5
    • Stories:
    • 3
    • Total Building Square Footage:
    • 13997
    • Type Of Roof:
    • Slate
    • Year Built:
    • 1927

    Land

    • Lot Features:
    • Corner Lot, Other, Pond, Wooded

    Listing

    • Originating Mls:
    • Yes-Mls

    Money

    • Property Taxes:
    • $26,181

    Structures

    • Fence:
    • Full, Other
    • Garage Parking Spaces:
    • 4
    • Has Garage:
    • 1
    • Parking Description:
    • Detached, Electricity, Garage, Heated Garage, Other

    Systems

    • Cooling System:
    • Central Air
    • Existing Water:
    • Public
    • Has Central Air Conditioning:
    • 1
    • Heating:
    • Forced Air, Gas, Hot Water, Steam, Wood
    • Sewage Type:
    • Public Sewer

    Source

    • Listing Provided By Street Sotheby's International Realty

      The listing information herein is provided through the MLS IDX database. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. The data relating to real estate for sale on this website comes in part from the Internet Data Exchange Program of NEOHREX.


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