I toured a home on W. 14th Street and she was pretty spectacular! Maybe you remember the TV show Route 66? Apparently Robert Redford was here, at this house, filming an episode of the show. This was in 1961. This particular Painted Lady was here long before that, built by an attorney around 1892. Tremont is home to many grand old homes. Industrialists & other professionals were drawn to it’s location and decided to call it home. Probably true in other cities as well but in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland during that time, W. 14th housed all the company owners and many of the side streets housed the workers. It’s one of those neighborhoods where you can steep yourself in history, enjoy Lincoln Park (the heart of Tremont with a pool, farmers markets and many other festivals and art shows) or enjoy one of the eateries in the area.
This home has a boatload of historic amenities which I won’t go into on this post. Enough beautiful woodwork to line the walls of 3 small homes, pocket doors, leaded and stained glass, a modern but what I call an appropriately eclectic remodeled kitchen for a house of this age and style. You can read all the listing details here. Be sure to check out that link because listing agent John has amazing photos, wait till you see the interior. What stood out for me: the iron work. One example in (a first for me) a curved radiator (bottom left photo). A bronze baluster light (unique to say the least!) plus intricate iron work inside one of the many fireplaces (upper left photo). Sometimes newly built homes can seem a bit cookie cutter, right? In older homes all over Cleveland it’s rare to see the same iron work or beveled glass or stained glass patterns twice.
The iron industry, as you can imagine, was a big deal in NE Ohio. Cleveland Iron Mining Company was around during the time this house, and many others like it, were built. Decorative iron works are one of the joys of these Victorian homes.
Maybe you are planning a move to start a job? Tremont is about 3 minutes from Downtown Cleveland, 10 minutes to University Circle/Case Western Reserve/Cleveland Clinic. It’s about a 15 minute trip on the Rapid Transit or car to Hopkins Airport. Here is a link with more cool history about the area. Civil War buff? Read about the Tremont Camp. And for a more up to date look at Tremont on the Web, Tremont West Development Corporation’s site is a good way to get a feel for it. It’s a beautiful place in the City!
One last amazing fact about this W. 14th Painted Lady. Built over 120 years ago and only four owners !