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Richards House c. 1911

270 E College St, Oberlin, Ohio 44074, USA


Rare opportunity to own a piece of Oberlin’s history with the Richards house built in 1911. This fantastic 5 bd, 3 full and one half bath was home to Mary & Erwin Richards who were missionaries in Africa for many years. At close to 3300 sq ft the home was designed to be large enough so that Mary could rent rooms to students to supplement her income after Erwin passed. A large foyer is flanked by the DR with stunning built ins to the right and a warm and inviting LR with fireplace to the left. The home offers a 1st floor Master with full BA & gorgeous built-ins unlike anything you have seen! The kitchen boasts tons of cupboard space & a 3 season porch just off of it! Upstairs you will find 4 bd…the current owners use one as a wonderful library. This floor also boasts another Master with its own bath and the full bath on this floor has a new shower installed. The 3rd floor has a half bath and 3 more bedrooms….just waiting to complete a fantastic teen suite or additional space for a growing family! Gorgeous wood floors throughout! The detail of the built-ins and woodwork in this home are extraordinary! Notice above each bedroom door are names of cities throughout Africa that the original owners traveled to. Outside you will find an edible landscape in the front and back yards! Please refer to the supplements for a complete list! New boiler 2014; H20 tank 2012. Great location! Walking distance to campus, bike trail and downtown! Call us today for a private tour!


  • Property ID
  • 5
  • 3.5
  • Property Size
    3298 sqft
  • Land Size
    0.7 acres
  • Adobe
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    Year Built

Updated on April 3, 2019 at 10:23 am


  • Address: 270 E College St, Oberlin, Ohio 44074, USA
  • City: Oberlin
  • State/county: Ohio
  • Zip/Postal Code: 44074
  • Country: United States

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