50 Twin Oaks Rd, Akron OH 44313 Photo 1 50 Twin Oaks Rd, Akron OH 44313 Photo 2 50 Twin Oaks Rd, Akron OH 44313 Photo 3 50 Twin Oaks Rd, Akron OH 44313 Photo 4

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50 Twin Oaks Rd - Neo-Classical French Chateau in the Rubber Capital of the World. In 1926 Harvey S. Firestone, Jr., the son of the founder of the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company commissioned nationally known Boston architect Charles R. Greco to build his residence. The interiors of the Firestone estate are studies in chaste refinement and elegance. Mrs. Firestone’s interest in the traditional French decorative arts brought definition to this space. The generous entrance hall, its dramatic staircase delineated by ornamental wrought iron, leads to the principal first-floor rooms, all in the manner of Louis XVI in the style of Versailles. There are exquisite antique marble fireplaces with delicately detailed gilded overmantel mirrors, and richly embellished crown mouldings and architraves. In all, the Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. house exemplifies the very best of period-revival thinking. It must be considered one of Akron’s great residences of any period – significant for its architectural design, the importance of its architect, and its historical association with the Firestone family. The Original estate of 1.9 acres has been expanded to 3.29 acres with 933 ft. frontage on Twin Oaks Road. The main house includes a carriage house with squash court and 2nd floor guest quarters. There are 9 separate gardens with 3 fountains, and includes a 1-acre private arboretum with large pond and waterfall. The gates, exterior, and interior of the house have been fully restored.

Listing information

  • MLS® ID: 4073111
  • Beds: 7
  • Stories: 3
  • New Construction: No
  • Above Ground Sq. Feet: 10,267
  • Estimated Annual Taxes: $26,181
  • Subdivision: City/Akron
  • Style: Other
  • Baths: 8 (Full: 6 3/4: 0 1/2: 2 Other: 0)
  • Fireplaces: 5
  • Foreclosure: No
  • Below Ground Sq. Feet: 3,730
  • County: Summit
  • Year Built: 1927
  • Status: Active
  • Parking Type Description: Detached 4 cars
  • Total Square Footage: 10,267 ($842.51 per sq. foot)
  • Lot Area: 3.29 Acres
  • School District: Akron Csd

Features

Available Financing Cash, Conventional
Basement Y/N Yes
Cooling Type Central Air
Driveway Paved
Exterior Stone, Stucco
Garage Features Detached, Drain, Electric, Heated, Water Available
Heating Fuel Gas, Wood
Heating Type Fireplace-Wood, Forced Air, Hot Water/Steam, Zoned
HOA Y/N No
House Faces North
Maint Fee Y/N No
Other Full Baths Lower - 0, Full Baths Main - 0, Full Baths Upper - 6, Half Baths Lower - 1, Half Baths Main - 1, Half Baths Upper - 0
Possession Time of Transfer
Property Subtype Single Family
Roof Slate
Warranty Y/N No
Water Sewer Public Sewer, Public Water
Listing Courtesy of Street Sotheby's International Realty