From Shaker Heights to Buxley to Ottowa Hills, the Buckeye State is loaded with beautiful neighborhoods, within which stand some of the most luxurious properties in Ohio. There are lots of factors that go into calculating the value of a property. Everything from location to square footage to high-end molding options pushes those dollar figures higher and higher. Why have a single-car garage when you can have a five-car garage? How many en suites are too many? There’s a reason why Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous was such a popular show; people like to see how opulence manifests itself. When you’re reading about these three lavish homes, think about what features would make you happiest.
5775 Drake, Indian Hills, Ohio
Price: $6.9 million
This ravishing residence sits on just over three acres and is surrounded by forest, backing up to Rheinstrom Park. It is one of the most luxurious homes in Ohio. The California design has an open Mediterranean floor plan in which light spills from myriad, enormous windows. Big as it is, this house has a warm, welcoming feel that starts from the ground up with heated stone floors. It has six bedrooms, all with en suite baths. In all, there are eight full bathrooms and three half-baths. There is a conservatory, a theatre, a recreation room, a workout room and a massage room. The La Cornue kitchen is professional-grade and there’s even an elevator. The six-car garage is attached to the main residence. Outside is a heated, inground pool, a screened-in porch, a terrace and a pizza oven. Are you ready to make an offer?
7900 Gray Eagle Chase, Gates Mills, Ohio
Price: $3.9 million
Sitting on 11 acres, this 13,000 square foot residence boasts panoramic views of the Chagrin Valley. There are six bedrooms, six baths and 3 half-baths. A marble hearth fireplace dominates the living room, in which massive windows look out upon the valley. The gourmet kitchen has, among other high-end details, granite countertops and a walk-in pantry. The banquet-sized dining room has chandelier lighting. Also on the first floor are a morning room and a family room that spills out into a screened porch with a fireplace. If the fire doesn’t warm you, the heated floors will! (There are five fireplaces on premises, by the way!) The lower level includes a spa, an office, a bedroom, an exercise room, a basketball court, and a wine bar.
9380 Fairmount Road, Russell, Ohio
Price: $2.99 million
This Tuscan-style home is 21,000 square feet and sits on almost 17 acres. The horseshoe driveway leads to a dramatic entranceway, with a fountain and a portico. From the marble entrance hall, you can see the exquisite curved staircase leading to the second floor, to five bedroom suites and an in-law suite. The first floor boasts a huge kitchen with a butler’s pantry and a grand dining room, a morning room with a coffee station, and a workout room. The lower level is finished and features a recreation room, a theater, and an elaborate indoor pool area, complete with a changing room, a bathroom and even a kitchen. The eight-car garage is attached to the house. Outside is a fire pit and outdoor patios, a barn and a pole barn.