SOLD! Lovingly Maintained Chagrin Falls Colonial for Sale, Just a Stroll to Charming Downtown


Recently Renovated, Cozy, Spacious Interior ~ Short Walk to Charming Town

Listed by Karen Eagle, Howard Hanna, Pepper Pike Office, 216-831-9310

CHAGRIN FALLS, OHIO – The stately and traditional colonial at 205 S. Franklin St., Chagrin Falls, Ohio offers what many homeowners seek in a new home: inclusion in an excellent school district, a remodeled, well-maintained structurally solid home, sidewalk access to a charming and vibrant town center, and a reasonable property tax rate,

Recently remodeled, this home features a new kitchen with all upgrades including a heated slate floor. Molding, fixtures, hard wood floors and architectural details original to the 1945 time period of the home (and all in excellent condition) lend character and appeal to the cozy interior.

A spacious (22 x 14) yet comfortable second floor great room with a river rock fireplace is easily accessed from the kitchen via a custom-built sliding barn-style door (crafted by local Amish woodworkers). The door was modeled after the home's front entrance, which is a unique Dutch Style door.

Adjoining the second floor great room is an office/study which leads out the other side to an architecturally pleasing second floor hallway. Two bedrooms, a full bath and a master suite with full bath round out the second floor. The current home owners use the room adjoining the Great Room as an office, but the room could serve as a fifth bedroom as well.

From the second floor hallway, another staircase leads to the finished third floor (currently used as a teen suite). This space, which has its own full bath, could easily be converted to a play room or office.

Four fireplaces, a library, a screened in sun porch, and an attached 3-car garage offer many new home features rarely found in a house built in 1945, all while keeping the charm of an older home intact.

Other nice features include a fireplace in the master bedroom, partially finished basement currently used as a home gym, basement laundry and bath, slate roof over main part of home, original doors and hardware along with original hardwood floors, many new Pella windows, a rebuilt entrance, and a new sidewalk at the front of the house.

The top-rated Chagrin Falls School District is within walking distance to the home, while nationally recognized private schools are just miles from the home.

An interesting fact: the City of Chagrin Falls is split between two counties. 205 S. Franklin Street is located in the Geauga County portion of Chagrin Falls, which has a lower income tax rate of 6.75 percent. Neighbors in the Cuyahoga County portion of Chagrin Falls pay a higher income tax rate of 8 percent.

So whether its taking a sidewalk stroll to charming downtown Chagrin Falls to grab a cup of hot coffee or Jeni’s homemade ice cream, or to pick up fresh produce at seasonal Farmer’s markets, to shop at exquisite boutiques or to dine in or dine al fresco (next to the rushing waterfalls of the Chagrin River), plenty of quality-of-life perks await the next residents of this home.

View complete home specs here:
  • Price: $550,000 
  • Single Family Home
  • 5 Bedrooms (3 bedrooms on 2nd floor, 1 office/bedroom on 2nd floor, 1 bedroom on 3rd floor)
  • Bathrooms: 3 full, 2 half
  • Square Feet: 4,804
  • Taxes: $12,203
  • # Stories: 2 (with a third floor suite)
  • # Fireplaces: 4
  • Year Built:  1945
  • Garage Size: 3-car attached
  • Style of Architecture: Colonial
  • School District: Chagrin Falls EVSD
  • Status: Active
  • MLS Number: 3673014
  • County: Geauga

About Karen Eagle, Realtor: A longtime Chagrin Valley resident, Karen enhances her real estate expertise with a unique understanding of the art of outstanding client service – a quality she has developed over years of experience in diverse fields, which include successful tenures in sales, marketing, business ownership, and volunteerism. She is an expert when it comes to the Chagrin Falls / Gates Mills area and all it has to offer, from schools and lifestyle to neighborhoods and homes. An effective communicator and incredibly organized realtor, Karen pays close attention to detail, making her transactions as efficient as they are rewarding. Karen possesses a unique ability to advise how to quickly stage a home while effectively creating optimal exposure for her listings. She goes the extra mile and uses her natural talents to make every sale and purchase a positive experience. Connect with Karen at (440) 773-6187 or via email at

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is the #1 real estate company serving Pennsylvania and Ohio and the 4th largest real estate company in the United States. The family-owned and operated real estate company specializes in residential and commercial brokerage service, mortgages, closing and title insurance, land development, appraisal services, insurance services, corporate relocation and property management. With 147 offices across PA, OH, MI, NY & WV, Howard Hanna’s more than 4,700 sales associates, management and staff are guided by a spirit of integrity in all aspects of the real estate process. To learn more about Howard Hanna please visit

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