Pristine Historic House & Garden available for the first time in 25 years.

 Imagine living in an 1840s house, authentic in all imaginable ways, yet fully updated with top-of-the-line mechanicals and architectural features, merging the best of two worlds.  That is what you will have as the next owner of the historic Jacob Strong House & Garden at 18829 Fairmount Boulevard in Shaker Heights.

Cleveland Restoration Society is pleased to offer for sale the Jacob Strong House & Garden.  This remarkable property offers you the opportunity to be part of Cleveland’s history as the next steward of a house where John D. Rockefeller was a guest.  Situated in Shaker Heights, the house existed before the Van Sweringen Brothers undertook the creation of the now-famous Garden Suburb.  Lovingly preserved and maintained over generations, the property also offers a handsome period-designed garage, superb gardens and an expansive side lot.

The photos included in the slideshow below show the previous owners’ antiques. They have now been removed from the house.  

Property Details

  • Point of sale compliant
  • Single family residence, 2 stories
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Built 1845
  • Forced air, fireplace
  • Air conditioning
  • 2 Garage spaces with loft
  • .54 Acres

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full
  • Main level bathroom: 1
  • Second level bathroom: 1 Full


  • Level: First
  • Dimension: 25’ x 9’

Bonus Room

  • Level: First
  • Dimension: 23’ x 8’9”


  • Level: First
  • Dimension: 15’ x 8’

Dining Room

  • Level: First
  • Dimension: 18’ x 17’

Living Room

  • Level: First
  • Dimension: 25’ x 19’


  • Level: Second
  • Dimension: 16’ x 9’


  • Level: Second
  • Dimension: 12’ x 9’


  • Level: Second
  • Dimension: 11’ x 10’


  • Full, unfinished


  • Forced Air
  • Fireplace (1, wood burning)


  • Air Conditioning


  • Range, Dishwasher, Disposal, Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer

Other Features:

  • Total square footage: 2,153 above grade
  • Basement: 1,316
  • Garage: 638
  • Acreage: .54
  • Porch and patio
  • Stone fire pit
  • Concrete paved driveway
  • Security System, Carbon Monoxide Detector(s), Smoke Detector(s)
  • Annual tax amount: $6273.53

Construction Details

Type and Style:

  • Greek Revival/Colonial Revival


  • Wood Clapboard


  • Berea Sandstone


  • Wood Shake

Parcel Numbers

  • 733-02-016
  • 733-02-017


  • Sewer information: Public
  • Water information: Public

Community and Neighborhood Details


  • Region: Shaker Heights
  • Subdivision: Van Sweringen Co.

Historic Preservation Easement

  • Changes to certain exterior features are to be approved by Cleveland Restoration Society.
  • Changes to certain interior features are to be considered in consultation with Cleveland Restoration Society.
  • Construction of a residential property on the adjacent lot is not allowed.

Private Showing:

Please include your name, email and phone number. Thank you!

How to Make an Offer:

For hard copy offers — please deliver to the office of Cleveland Restoration Society, 3751 Prospect Avenue E, Cleveland, 44115 during business hours.

Digital offers may be submitted via drop box. Include a copy of earnest check.