By RITA KUEBER
With a wow factor of ten out of ten, this custom-designed Paskevich home built in 2011 is casually elegant from its handsome cedar and stone façade to the dazzling details inside. The all-encompassing charm of this house is not only the exceptional attention to detail and the thinking that went into every aspect of every room, but more, the solid build of it using the best materials possible.
The two-story foyer has a stunning reverse staircase plus artistic touches in the wrought iron railings. Straight through the foyer, the formal living room has a marble-framed fireplace and tall windows, offering the first of many panoramic views of the valley and river below. This room has a wet bar that includes a hammered copper sink and understated shelving. Off the foyer to the left, is a banquet-sized formal dining room that has a high ceiling and wood crown molding.
Flowing from both living and dining rooms is an irresistible kitchen – there’s space for everyone. For the cook, there is a center island that seats six, granite counters, side by side Sub-Zero refrigerator freezer, a 60-inch Wolf range and a nine-foot-wide walk-in pantry. For the family, there is an airy dining area that’s open to a cozy hearth room with a spacious corner fireplace. Through this area is a screened porch, also having a fireplace, plus a heated floor and timbered ceiling. The porch connects to the outdoor patio. All these rooms at the back of the house share that magnificent view.
Beyond the kitchen is a sizable laundry room holding two sets of washer/dryers and loads of storage. There is also a hallway/mudroom connecting the garage to the house and the back staircase. This transition space includes a wall of built-in, locker-style wood cabinets for organization and storage.
The glamorous first-floor master suite has its own marble-framed fireplace and wall of windows to catch that view, a super-large walk-in closet/dressing room, and a bath with a free-standing soaking tub, separate shower and lav. Up the front stairs is a landing, perfect for a reading nook. The second level has four generous bedrooms, two of which are contained suites, plus a bonus play/craft room.
The walk-out lower level gives this house superstar status. Every inch of this space is as detailed and as well built as the rest of the house. There is a 16-foot-long mahogany bar, adjacent to a kitchenette and a huge, walk-in wine room. Beyond that is a den and fireplace open to a game area, as well as access to the outdoor lower patio. Beyond the entertainment area of this level is an exercise room, bath with steam shower, media room, a gorgeous office space and incredibly, an indoor half-court for basketball.
While this is a large house having 21 rooms, each room is gracefully proportioned so that no area feels stuffy or imperiously formal. Every space has a delightful, quiet serenity all its own, and it’s easy to picture gatherings in the living room or kitchen, as well as celebrations in the wine bar or on the patio, all surrounded by incredible views of the Chagrin Valley.
7900 Gray Eagle Chase has 13,316 square feet of space on 11 acres, six bedrooms, five fireplaces, six full and three half baths, a zoned, geothermal HVAC system and central air, a tankless water heater and an attached four-car heated garage. Represented by Cici Riley of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, the property is listed at $3,900,000 at press time, with annual taxes of $69,079. Contact Cici Riley at email@example.com or at 216.410.3114.