The Hermitage

  • $1,998,000
2721 N State Route 53 Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio, 44883, United States
For Sale
2721 N State Route 53 Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio, 44883, United States
  • $1,998,000

Description

RECENTLY REDUCED from 2.4 million.  Looking for peace and quiet, a secluded, safe haven tucked away yet within 90 minutes from three major metropolitan cities with access to international airports, world-class arts, entertainment, shopping, and cuisine?  Looking for a place to homestead in elegance with enough land to raise animals or be self-sufficient if you wanted, yet still be steeped in old-world beauty of a by-gone era?  Look no farther than The Hermitage. True to its name, this is a “palace” hideaway.

Of course, it could also be the perfect property to generate some additional income by renting out the adorable guest cottage or having high tea and crumpets in the summer, garden house complete with fountain.   The possibilities are endless with a property like this. AND there is an option to buy with furnishings

The house features four floors including a

Great Hall/Music Room of all hand-made wood paneling, vaulted ceilings, an Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ, and massive stone fireplace
Library with hand-carved walnut paneling, German bronze chandeliers, and a fireplace
Formal Dining Room made of imported wood paneling from France along with an Italian marble fireplace
Solarium
Breakfast Room
Large Kitchen with huge pantry and an authentic built-in wall refrigerator
Office
Washroom
Workout room
Dark Room
Dry goods Pantry
Ballroom
Underground 4-car garage
6 large bedrooms all with full baths, one with a balcony, three with fireplaces
Plenty of storage space
Organ Loft with complete set of Aeolian-Skinner pipes
Custom and Unique American Standard fixtures
Stone Terrace with fountain

Each room is a masterpiece with hand-carved, wood paneling, molded plaster crafted by European artisans, and leaded glass windows with decorative inserts unique to each room. As previously mentioned, the home was built to incorporate features imported from Europe — Bronze and Dresden Porcelain chandeliers from Germany, a Tiffany Chandelier, hand-painted glass doors from a Chateau in France, Italian marble, and an entire wood-paneled dining room from France. One of the most unique and rare standouts of this incredible house is the built-in Aeolian Skinner pipe organ, one of only 13 left in private residences across the country.

In addition, you have 32 acres to take walks through the woods along the Sandusky River, watch bald eagles soar overhead, see deer frolic, take a lazy boat ride on the peaceful 4 acre lake as you listen to over 500 species of song birds serenade you.

This truly is a one-of-a-kind property tucked away behind trees and a gated drive, sitting a half-mile off the main road running North to Lake Erie while just five minutes away from downtown Tiffin (population 17,646) which features two Universities the historic Ritz Theatre, Pioneer Mill, and the Seneca County Fair.

For garden lovers, this house boasted five full-time gardeners at one time.  Enjoy hundreds of daffodils in spring along with redbuds, crocus, bluebells, magnolia, dogwood, rhododendron, and azaleas, plus other surprises like morel mushrooms.

The guest cottage is a delightful with 3 bedrooms, one full bath, dining room, sunroom, sitting room, kitchen and full basement.

There is also a two-stable horse stall and Morton building for storage and parking for the guest house

 

And for you history buffs…

George Kalbfleisch, the general manager of the Great Western Pottery, which later became American Standard, built this 10,000 sq ft English Tudor home in the early 1920’s to showcase treasures he had collected from across Europe. He hired prominent, local architect, George Netcher to design this masterpiece. Nestled between tranquil meadows and bucolic woodlands, it sits atop a hill overlooking a four-acre lake to the west and the Sandusky River to the east. Built in the 1920’s, this home is in original condition and is exquisitely maintained.  This property is a perfect candidate for the National Register.

Details

Property ID
356393
6
Bedrooms
7.2
Bathrooms
Square Footage
10000
Lot Size
32
Year Built
1926
Style
Tudor
Updated on May 30, 2022 at 4:00 pm

Address

  • Address 2721 N State Route 53 Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio, 44883, United States
  • City Tiffin
  • State Ohio
  • Zip/Postal Code 44883
  • Country United States

Contact Agent

Gigi Schneppat
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