Bratenahl. Built in 1905, this five-bedroom house sits on the shores of Lake Erie. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the mansion features 10 fireplaces, a mahogany tea room, and an elevator to the master suite.

Built by Jay Pickands, an iron-ore magnate, the home was sold in 1915 to America's first brain surgeon. $2,500,000. Barbara Bruhn, Howard Hanna, (440) 423-3100.


Ottawa Hills. The daughter of a lumber baron built this eight-bedroom home in a Toledo suburb in 1935. The house features original art deco lighting, travertine floors, a cherry-paneled library, and a guest suite with a living room.

The 3.5-acre property includes a 42-foot pool, an irrigated lawn, formal gardens, and a large patio. $1,895,000. Lisa Deuschle, Street Sotheby's International Realty, (419) 308-8312.


Cleveland Heights. Set on 1.3 acres, this historic landmark was completed in 1920 for the vice president of the Union Trust Co. and later became a convent. The eight-bedroom house features African and teak hardwood floors, a mahogany central staircase, carved-walnut pocket doors, and iron and gold gilt metalwork.

The master suite includes a fireplace, a sitting room, and a marble bath. $1,100,000. Lou Barbee, RE/MAX, (440) 899-0000.


Cincinnati. The Herschede Mansion is our "Steal of the Week." It is a seven-bedroom, 9,400-square-foot house in the North Avondale neighborhood. Built in 1908, the Italian Renaissance Revivalist home features a marble-lined foyer, a double-winged staircase, mahogany pocket doors, and a barrel-ceilinged ballroom.

Additional details include a music room with hand-painted murals and a dining room with hand-tooled leather art panels. $474,900. Sanregret Team, Keller Williams Advisors Realty, (513) 259-3001.


Cincinnati. Constructed in 1922, this six-bedroom Tudor sits on 0.8 acres in the Hyde Park neighborhood. Interior details include a great hall with a balcony, an ornate wood ceiling in the living room, French doors, and multiple fireplaces.

A private terrace overlooks ornate stonework and a groomed yard. $2,650,000. Michael Hinckley, Coldwell Banker West Shell, (513) 321-9944.


Upper Arlington. This five-bedroom stone house on a 1-acre lot overlooks the Scioto Country Club. Built in 1922, the home has been in the same family since the 1930s. Interior features include a central hall with a grand staircase, multiple fireplaces, and French doors. $1,750,000. Sharon Cook, Coldwell Banker International Real Estate, (614) 451-0808.

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