9040 Little Mountain Road
"Enchanting English Elegance"
9040 Little Mountain Road is a historically rich estate conceived for grand-scale entertaining, a myriad of sporting activities, and agricultural pursuits in the most private and luxurious country setting imaginable. Reached via a covered bridge over a small tributary of the Chagrin River, the stunning Tudor residence reveals interiors scaled and dressed to match the magnificent setting.
This one-of-a-kind farmstead with its long history and pastoral beauty is thought to be possibly the oldest home in Ohio. The original medieval structure was built in 1472 in Kent, England and was dissembled and transported to Ohio in 1923. The home reflects the 1920’s passion for the re-creation of historic settings and was transported piece by piece to become the home of Cleveland industrialist, Leonard C. Hanna Jr. It is perched above Hart Road in Kirtland Hills, and was frequented by many famed celebrities invited by Hanna to be houseguests for a weekend of fun and relaxation.
The beautifully preserved estate consists of the seven bedroom English residence plus the pool house featuring a wet bar, his and her changing rooms, and a large stone terrace sitting between the pool and clay tennis court. Additionally, a feudal style stable with pony barn and several guest residences graces the landscape. A massive restoration defined the buildings as they stand today. The wonderful English home spans 7,614 square feet and is included in the National Register of Historic Places. No effort or expense has been spared in completing the interior of the home. It combines period interiors and five-star comfort. Thick oak doors, authentic period wrought iron and hand hewned wood beams set the stage for the fascinating authentic proper 15th century construction.
A brightly colored stained glass window graces the front entry and depicts an English nursery rhyme, The main residence consists of a 2 ½ -story great room that is bordered by a narrow gallery called an archer’s post. This served as a place for the renaissance-era "bouncers" to stand and watch the partygoers and make sure they did not get out of hand! The ornately carved paneled dining room features a beamed ceiling with lead glass windows and is warmed by an enormous fireplace for hearth cooking. The updated and generously proportioned kitchen allows for informal dining and loads of space for the epicurean. A paneled living room offers a place for quiet retreat with a massive fireplace and 2-story beamed ceiling. The first floor master bedroom with his and her dressing rooms and baths is a wonderful and private retreat accessed by a breezeway with slate floors and garden views.
The second story is complete with six additional bedrooms, which are ideal in providing a comfortable welcome for guests and family.
This authentic Tudor Mansion rest quietly on over 24 secluded acres encircled by meadows, enchanting woodlands and valley views. The stage is set for entertaining on a small or grand scale.
+ Clay tennis court
+ 12 garage spaces
+ Wine cellar
+ 6 fireplaces
+ stone terrace
+ lush gardens
+ sweeping lawns
+ vista with fabulous views
4 parcels totaling 24 plus acres