Gatsby Era in Northwest Ohio

. August 3, 2015.
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A Visit to the Ford Estate

It has 13,000 square feet, five floors and it is a magnificent Perrysburg estate built in the 1920’s for George Ross Ford and Grace Miller. The Millford estate is now owned by Tony and Debbie Knight who hope to downsize soon. The estate features everything one needs to live a life in Gatsbian luxury.Knight-79

The twelve acre Ford estate was subdivided into three units with the Knight unit being the largest. Eight bedrooms, 7 bathrooms 4 fireplaces and a garage large enough to hold five cars – it is quite the home. It is  predominantly Jacobean Revival style but features many English features including a hand plaster ceiling with an Order of the Garter stenciling. No nails were used in the oak cut paneling prevalent in most of the home’s rooms and antique furniture is used in decorating the main living areas.

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A most unique characteristic is the second story room that is shaped like the hull of a ship.  The kitchen was updated recently and provides entry to the absolutely stunning gardens and pool area. Of course, the views of the river are breathtaking.

If you are to the manor born – this house is the house for you – an estate with history and charm.

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The Nutcracker at The Valentine Theater

Enjoy the Ballet Theatre of Toledo’s annual Nutcracker performance. Special showing on Friday; regular performances run Saturday, November 25 at 7pm and Sunday, November 26 at 2pm. $25-$40. The Valentine Theater 410 Adams St. | 419-242-2787 ballettheatreoftoledo.org

A Veteran Helping Veterans

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