Sold! Opulent Estate Neighbors Metroparks and Chagrin River ~ 809 Village Trail, Gates Mills, Ohio 44040

809 Village Trail, Gates Mills, Ohio 44040

6 Bedrooms ~ 8 Baths ~ Guest Suite ~ $2,795,000 

Office (216) 831-9310 Mobile (440) 773-6187

MLS# 3775081

An architectural masterpiece, nestled within the tranquil Metroparks and bordered by the Chagrin River, is on the market in Gates Mills, Ohio. This exquisite six bedroom eight bath manor home provides luxurious living with an open, comfortable, yet highly functional floor plan.

Designed by renowned architect Anthony Paskevich, the home's interior features exquisite millwork by P&T Builders of native black walnut, cherry and ash that creates a rich framework of understated grandeur throughout the home. The four-acre property, intuitively designed to maximize its natural surroundings, has an in-ground pool, terraced patio and gazebo while offering beautiful views of the Chagrin Valley.

“This home has been very well maintained," said Karen Eagle, Realtor with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. "The owners have put a lot of capital into keeping it up to date. What makes this home so appealing is the combination of a large, well-built newer home in Gates Mills, nestled among many historical homes while still having that beautiful setting in the background. The location is great – about three minutes to a highway exit."


Opulent Interior Provides Graceful, Comfortable Living

A stunning kitchen with hand hewn beams, cherry flooring, Sub Zero refrigerator and abundant pantry space opens into an inviting hearth room with dramatic vaulted ceiling, hidden storage throughout and a stone fireplace. A portion of the cherry hardwood used throughout the kitchen was milled from trees from the property.

An illustrious sun room spans the back of the home and provides a restorative place to view wooded and natural landscapes. A richly detailed walnut study with fireplace flanks the magnificent main level near the entrance to the master suite, which is also on the first floor. Furniture-grade built-ins can be found in virtually every room.

A Quiet Retreat: First Floor Master Suite

The master suite begins with an octagonal sun room, which could serve as a sitting room or observatory. The master bedroom, with cream-toned decor, is located in its own wing with private dressing rooms. The master bath features a marble Carrera bath, bidet and a formal powder room. Completing the master suite is an inviting back terrace that leads to the sun room and beyond to the pool and patio.

The Upper Level: Four Bedrooms, a Spacious Study and a Four-Room Guest Suite

The second level offers ample space for family and guests. The first upstairs bedroom has its own heating and cooling system along with a walk-in cedar closet. The second bedroom boasts a huge closet, a built-in desk, and a Jack and Jill bathroom, which is also connected to the first bedroom. The third upstairs bedroom has its own full bathroom, and the fourth bedroom has its own full bathroom as well as a spacious vanity with closet space. Two more cedar closets can be found upstairs in the long upper hallway. A spacious bonus room that currently serves as a study has abundant natural light and built-ins. (Note: some of the bedrooms are not pictured in the photo display.)

An 1,800 Square Foot Nanny/Guest Suite With Two Entrances

A fifth bedroom is located within the four-room guest/nanny suite, which can be conveniently accessed through the home's upstairs hallway or through its own private entrance. This impressive guest suite features a full kitchen, family room, built-ins, a full private bathroom and a bedroom (with another possible bedroom accessible via this bedroom). The space also features its own private laundry and cedar storage drawers.

When sharing details about this home to colleagues and interested buyers, Eagle said the guest suite draws the most excitement.

"Buyers absolutely love the guest/in-law/nanny suite and the home's three full kitchens," Eagle said. "They are also intrigued that the home has geothermal heat with average gas bills of about $80 per month." 

Full Walk-Out Garden Level Features Home Theatre, Wine Cellar and Sauna

The 4,000 square foot walk-out lower level features a home theatre with fully reclining seating, a paneled recreation room with fireplace that leads to a party kitchen, a brand new sauna room with gorgeous tile and a gymnasium with a large shower and bathroom. The wine cellar, which is located under the front walkway, holds 2,400 bottles of wine and is naturally climate-controlled by the earth.

Built at 19 courses with high ceilings, the walk-out gymnasium features ample space for exercise equipment. The home theater, which was originally built as a billiards room, could easily be converted back for that purpose. The theatre room is also 19 courses. 

Impressive Four Acre Grounds

Besides being surrounded by the Metroparks and the Chagrin River, this property also features a new driveway and magnificent grounds including a gazebo, artful landscaping and lighting. The three-car attached garage with porte cochere features black walnut built ins and wallpaper. The in-ground pool has a new liner and measures 3 feet on each side and 5 feet in the center. The charming gazebo, positioned to take advantage of the relaxing views, was built in 2003 and features storage underneath.

Fine Craftsmanship and Smart Home Mechanical Systems

Built in 1995, the entire home is geothermal with average gas bills ranging from $80 to $100 a month. Four hot water tanks are connected to this geothermal heating unit. The property features a surround sound system and copper gutters. The home, including the porte cochere, is finished with a sturdy slate roof. 

A Desirable Community With Easy Access to Parks, Major Highways and Upscale Retail

809 Village Trail is within close proximity to the Cleveland Metroparks and the South Chagrin Reservation, and connects easily to downtown Cleveland and points of interest throughout Northeast Ohio via highways. Residents of this home will be a part of the Mayfield City School District while reputable private schools such as HawkenUniversity Schools, and Gilmour Academy are all within minutes of the home.

About Gates Mills, Ohio For over 180 years, residents have found Gates Mills—with its unique blend of Western Reserve architecture, civic engagement and convenient location—to be one of the most desirable locations in Northeast Ohio. With dozens of community organizations and multiple ways for residents to become involved in Village activities, residents pride themselves on their strong sense of community. Employees and various government officials recognize that they are public servants, dedicated to maintaining the Village’s unique character and improving the lives of residents. Source: Village of Gates Mills website, Shawn M. Riley, Mayor,

For more images of Gates Mills, please visit Karen Eagle's Gates Mills board on Pinterest or the About Gates Mills page on the Howard Hanna website.

Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 8
Square Feet: 13,600 
Lot: 4.66 acres
Single Family
Built in 1995
Cooling: Central
Heating: Forced air
Attached 3-car garage is 1,450 square feet
Basement is 4,000 square feet
Guest suite is 1,800 square feet

About Karen Eagle, Realtor 

Karen Eagle is a real estate executive with 20+ years of marketing, sales, publishing and branding experience. Her clients value her discretion, marketing savvy and exceptional client service. 

Karen uses strategic marketing to expose properties to the greatest number of qualified buyers. Using a mix of online / social media, (Howard,,, Facebook, and Pinterest) and print media, each property receives top tier treatment: including a unique property URL for each listing, a Broker's open house, home staging, Howard Hanna’s TV Showcase of Homes, and creative marketing and publishing components. Karen’s properties have been featured on Howard Hanna’s Homes of Distinction network, which showcase upscale properties and luxury 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. 


  • Received Howard Hanna’s “Very Best of the Best” Award
  • Howard Hanna’s Homes of Distinction Accreditation
  • Affiliation with Christie’s International Real Estate
  • Mega-Million Dollar Producer Award
  • Received the OAR Ohio Presidents Sales Club Award
  • Accreditation Staging Professional status
  • Residential Relocation Specialist status
  • Certified Negotiation Expert

Specialties: Chagrin Valley, Ohio; Chagrin Falls; Gates Mills; Bentleyville; Greater Cleveland Real Estate

About Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

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 205 offices across PA, OH, NY, VA, MI, WV, NC & MD, Howard Hanna’s more than 7,000 sales associates and employees are guided by a spirit of integrity in all aspects of the real estate process.