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Private Residence, Cleveland, OH

Cleveland, OH — 2007

Hirschmann Windows and Doors

  • 1 Box Window Assembly w/ French Door
  • 1 Radius Bay Window
  • 35 French Casements
  • 11 French Doors
  • 3 Single Doors
  • 3 Fixed Windows
  • 1 Circular Horizontal Pivot Window

Ferguson & Shamamian, New York, NY
The D. H. Ellison Company, Cleveland, OH

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During the late 1920’s, this private estate at “Daisy Hill” was owned by lifetime bachelor brothers O.P. and M.J. Van Sweringen. Following the stock market crash of 1929, the property passed on to an extended family, and by the late 1990’s, the “farm group” buildings of this once great estate were in disrepair. Special zoning was created to encourage their preservation and redevelopment, and in 2000, new owners began an extensive restoration and rehabilitation along with the construction of a new residence.

The compound of houses, stables, garages and dovecotes encircles a courtyard giving an immediate sense of heritage and dignity. Architects Ferguson & Shamamian of New York City and The D. H. Ellison Co. of Cleveland created a home reminiscent of a French Manoir, nestled within the existing Pennsylvania Farm vernacular style of the original buildings. The new home features predominantly French in-swing segmented top doors and casement windows with authentic hardware set into deep flared walls. A large faceted bow window creates a focal point in the living room, while two picture windows with integral venting sash align to views of the central courtyard – past a circular watering trough, a fox-hunting “Club Room,” and the stable entrance to the paddock and park like gardens beyond.

“There are a limited number of companies who can do this,” says David Ellison, ” — deliver completely custom details without us having to figure it out. Hirschmann’s expertise as crafts people was very important to the success of the project.”

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