Tour Lakewood’s Most Beautiful Homes And 50 Bottles Of Wine Raffle

House Tour

Tickets are on sale now for only $15 each for the rare opportunity to tour seven of Lakewood’s most beautiful historically or architecturally significant homes. This year’s tour will include: an award-winning stucco Arts & Crafts with a formal French garden; a stately brick center hall colonial; a classic Greek Revival; a vernacular Victorian with Arts & Crafts elements; a southern-inspired cottage situated in a lush garden paradise; a sophisticated lakefront with spectacular views; and Lakewood’s oldest home, the Nicholson House, which is operated by the Lakewood Historical Society.

The “Come Home To Lakewood” House Tour will be Sunday, September 12, 2010 from 1 to 6 p.m. In its 10th year, this biennial house tour is always highly anticipated by not only Lakewood residents, but from home and garden admirers from all over Northeast Ohio. Purchase your tickets soon as the tour typically sells out. Tickets can be purchased from the following:

  • Local retail outlets: Geiger’s Clothing & Sports, First Federal of Lakewood, Rozi’s Wine House, Local Girl Gallery, Beck Center for the Arts, and Oldest Stone House Museum; or in Rocky River at Geiger’s Store for Women, V Regalo & The Desk Set.
  • Online at
  • By post mail to Lakewood Historical Society, 14710 Lake Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio 44107. Please enclose self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Patron Party

As a kick-off to the Sunday House Tour the Lakewood Historical Society will host a Patron Party on Saturday, September 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. The house tour weekend festivities are the Society’s largest fundraiser and are only held every other year. This year’s Patron Party house is an elegant brick Tudor with spectacular lake views. This stunning private residence is not on Sunday’s tour. Tickets are $75 for a regular Patron attendee or you can become a Golden Patron for $100. Your Patron Party ticket purchase includes a Sunday House Tour ticket valued at $15 and a portion of your purchase is tax-deductible. There is no finer or more satisfying way to support the efforts of the Society while enjoying the best evening party in town to end the summer nicely.

Tour the beautifully renovated interior of this wonderful home. Stroll through the lovely gardens and the pool house. Treat yourself to a fabulous selection of hor’s d’oeuvres and desserts. Sip a glass of wine or an ice-cold beer while enjoying the evening’s live musical entertainment. Take in the view of a stunning sunset over Lake Erie. Mingle under the stars with friends and fellow supporters of the Society. There will also be a silent auction and the winner of the “Instant Wine Cellar” raffle will be drawn during the evening.

Patron Party tickets can be purchased by mail order or online as detailed above under House Tour. You can also call 216-221-7343 or stop in at the Oldest Stone House Museum at 14710 Lake Ave.

Instant Wine Cellar

Fifty bottles of wine valued at over $1,000 are now being raffled off to become someone’s very own Instant Wine Cellar! Raffle tickets are $5 each or $10 for three tickets. The drawing will be held the night of the House Tour Patron Party on Saturday, September 11. You do not need to be present to win.

Raffle tickets are available at:; Rozi’s Wine House, 14900 Detroit Ave.; or at the Oldest Stone House Museum.

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Volume 6, Issue 16, Posted 8:28 AM, 08.11.2010