$950,000 | Built c.1929 | 7,500 Sq. Ft. | 5 Beds | 6.5 Baths | 12.88 Acres
The historic Purcell Mansion & Gardens in Alliance, Ohio has hit the market for $950,000. IndeOnline reported that owners Steven and Deborah Okey purchased the 7,500 square foot French Norman-style manor in 1995 and have been operating it as a bed and breakfast in recent years. The Purcell mansion was built for Robert A. & Elizabeth H. Purcell, Robert was 26 year-old industrialist who worked as Vice-President and Production Manager of the Alliance Machine Co., which was founded by his father. According to the mansion’s website, Purcell died in 1932, just 3 years after the mansion was completed. Following his death, his young widow Elizabeth departed the mansion which then stood vacant for most of the 1930s. It was then purchased by William S. Lindesmith, Jr., the owner of Lindesmith Hardware in Alliance. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 7,500 square foot mansion has been lovingly restored and maintained with a multitude of exquisite living areas finished to perfection. A circular brick tower rises through the center of the house and connects all seven levels, at the top is a spectacular library that perches over the property with amazing views of the property. The 13 acre property showcases 3 acres of manicured lawn, grand terraces, a courtyard with water feature, a winding circular drive and lovely gardens. The Purcell Mansion & Gardens are on the market for $950,000 with Joanna D. Belden of DeHoff Realtors.