HUNTING VALLEY, Ohio — Designed by Stephen J. Bucchieri, who won a Cleveland Arts Prize for architecture in 1991, and renovated by the current homeowner, also an architect, 4 Valley Ridge Farm is a one-of-a-kind property.
Located on 10 acres and perched on a hillside in the woods, the cedar home is essentially two cubes joined on the diagonal. Originally built in 1983, the home boasts four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms plus a guest house. New to market, the home is available for $1,695,000.
“These homeowners had a vision for a modern home but waited patiently until finding the right place to create it,” says listing agent Karen Eagle of Elite Sotheby’s International Realty. “They happened upon this amazing property in Hunting Valley and knew it was the perfect backdrop for this project. Watching the sunrise is a special treat the homeowners can enjoy from various locations both inside and out”.
The design relies on clean lines, simple, high-quality finishes and plenty of natural light to bring the beauty of the outside surroundings inside. The large windows throughout offer panoramic views of the forest, rolling hills and steep river gorges. The rooms flow into the next, sometimes in unexpected ways, making the space feel bigger than it is.
“This flexibility allows rooms to be used in different combinations with one another and has proved ideally suited for family living in today’s environment, where the division between living and working has become more fluid,” the current homeowner says.
The home features a living room with soaring ceilings, wood-burning fireplace and deck access. The common spaces also include a dining room, family room, library and a top-floor flex space that can be used as an office or additional bedroom. Updates include wide-planked white oak floors throughout and the European-style kitchen, appointed with Carrera marble and integrated appliances from Smeg, Fisher & Paykel and Gaggenau.
The primary suite has high ceilings, plenty of closet space and a spacious en-suite bathroom. The children’s suite includes a play area, two bedrooms and a full bath.
The home features an attached three-car garage. A terraced addition and guest house were both built with Bucchieri’s input. The two-level guest house offers a large entertaining space on the main level, plus a kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and game room downstairs.
The property “feels timeless because there is nothing superficial here,” the homeowner says. “It’s modern, but also highly contextual with the ever-changing natural environment wrapping around it to provide a perfect place to enjoy living in.”
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