The Hermitage

  • $1,998,000
Featured For Sale
2721 N State Route 53 Tiffin, OH 44883
Featured For Sale

The Hermitage

2721 N State Route 53 Tiffin, OH 44883
  • $1,998,000


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.

The house features four floors including a

Great Hall/Music Room with a massive stone fireplace
Library with fireplace
Formal Dining Room with Italian marble fireplace
Breakfast Room
Large Kitchen with huge pantry and an authentic built-in wall refrigerator
Workout room
Dark Room
Dry goods Pantry
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.

Additional Highlights:

1. The best of both worlds, this property is 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. Centrally located between Cleveland, Columbus, and Detroit all of which are just 90 minutes away for access to major shopping, International travel and world-class arts and entertainment.

2. A garden house from the same period, with a large, working fountain

3. Amazing spring flora including a proliferation of red bud trees, wisteria, a hug bed of daffodils, along with Japanese quince, magnolia, cherry, dogwood, and rhododendron, and azaleas.

4. 32 acres in total

5. A ? sq foot guesthouse with 3 bedrooms, one full bath, dining room, sunroom, sitting room, kitchen and full basement could be used as an airBandB or as a rental

6. ? Sq ft. Morton building for storage or as parking for the guest house


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Updated on August 23, 2021 at 1:57 pm


  • Address 2721 N. State Route 53
  • City Tiffin
  • State Ohio
  • Zip/Postal Code 44883

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