1895 Gilded-Age Estate on Lake Erie Coast Lists for $6.99 Million in Bratenahl, Ohio

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1895 Gilded-Age Estate on Lake Erie Coast Lists for $6.99 Million in Bratenahl, Ohio

$6,990,000 | 1895 | 21,140 Sq. Ft. | 8 Beds | 8.5+ Baths | 3.5 Acres
12725 Lake Shore Blvd, Bratenahl, OH 44108

Situated on 3.5 acres along the pristine Bratenahl coast of Lake Erie stands a gilded-age estate, meticulously restored and renovated to the highest standard. This grande dame underwent an extensive year-long transformation where the greatest of care was taken to bring the home into the 21st century. From the newly built bluestone patio and pool to the meticulously restored original door hardware, no detail was overlooked in perfecting this exquisite property. This splendid manse epitomizes the grandeur and opulence of its era while seamlessly integrating every imaginable amenity for modern living, working, and entertaining.

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The grand front entry, complete with original wrought iron hinges, opens into an exquisite entrance hall where the full grandeur of the home is revealed. A testament to the craftsmanship of a bygone era, each wall is a work of art adorned with intricate carvings, a symphony of imported walnut and oak. Spectacular cut glass leaded windows, a hallmark of the first floor, cast prismatic light into the rooms, creating an ever-changing interplay of color and shadow. To the right of the entrance hall lies an elegant family room, where a magnificent hand-carved fireplace and molded ceiling command attention. The grand dining room, equally impressive, boasts another fireplace and accordion doors that open into a breathtaking sunroom with polished marble floors and a stunning leaded amber glass skylight.

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Complete with a 60” Range, Sub Zero fridge, two islands, and Amish-built cabinetry, the completely renovated and reimagined kitchen is an absolute work of art with breathtaking lake views. French doors open to the outdoor kitchen and pool deck, allowing for seamless indoor/outdoor entertaining. Outside, a stone terrace steps down to the wet set bluestone patio and heated pool with a view of the lake and exquisite grounds beyond. A state-of-the-art Control4 smart home system has been seamlessly integrated, providing convenience and control at the touch of a button. Nearly every element of the home has been replaced or restored; please see the supplements for a full list of property improvements.

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All bedroom suites have been luxuriously equipped and can be found on the second floor. The third floor and lower level have been incredibly reimagined as entertaining areas for modern living. The original ballroom has been repurposed as a modern game room and home theater, and the lower level now functions as a private playground complete with a billiards room, a blackjack area, a bar with a temperature controlled wine cellar and tasting room, and a fitness center with a sauna. The original gate house has been beautifully restored into a 2-bedroom guest cottage. Not merely a residence but a masterpiece of design, 12725 Lake Shore Boulevard is a testament to Gilded Age architecture and craftsmanship–now perfectly reimagined for the next generation.


David Ayersdavid.ayers@theagencyre.com • (917) 519-0622
Nick Zawitznick.zawitz@theagencyre.com • (440) 567-7068
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