One of the first posts I wrote when I started this blog in early 2008 was about this grand old estate called Cobble Court. It was built in 1933 to look like a French Norman country estate, but it’s actually sitting on 9 rolling hills in Ohio. When I first posted it, the house was on the market for $8.7 million. Now it’s back on the market for only $4.6.
One of the things that fascinates me about it is how little has apparently been changed since it was built in the ’30s. It’s almost like stepping back in time.
A (practically) original master bath. Looks like the only thing that has been changed is the vanity (which frankly needs to be changed again):
The kitchen looks original, too, and was probably intended for the servants to use, not the homeowners:
The real showstopper of the house is the grand hall, with the floor-to-ceiling bookshelves:
Among other things, this fireplace in the grand hall has the words “Cobble Court 1933″ carved into the stone:
An aerial view of the 9-acre property shows the pool and outbuildings:
Can’t you imagine an old movie being filmed here? I would love to see the home restored and beautifully furnished. You can see the rest of the photos and read more about this estate here.
Tomorrow is Hooked on Fridays, a blog party I host each week to celebrate the things that make us happy. If you want to participate, simply write a post on your blog about something you’re “hooked on.” I’ll have Mr. Linky up and ready to go by 10:00 tonight (ET) so you can add your permalink to it. See you then!