SNOOP! tour at Willoughby House

Formerly known as the Van Gorder Manor

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Tours at 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM

37819 Euclid Ave.

Willoughby, OH 44094

Tour a 1902 country estate in Willoughby for our next SNOOP!

The home, originally built for Julia French Boyce, was purchased recently by brothers Mike and Paul Neundorfer who embarked on an extensive restoration project to repurpose the house as an inn and restaurant, now known as Willoughby House and Julia’s 1902.

The 17,000 square-foot, three-story sandstone house is in the Neo-Gothic style with arched windows, battlements above the front porch that are repeated on the second story, and leaded glass windows on the third floor. Flemish arches top the third-floor dormers.

Inside, the Neundorfers have restored the house to its former glory and created a warm and welcoming space rich with preserved architectural details.  They plan to open the first-floor restaurant in late April and will host an eclipse party on the grounds. Seven elegant and unique suites have been created on the second and third floors of the main house and three, two-bedroom suites with event space are in the Carriage House.

Marcia Neundorfer, wife of Mike Neundorfer, will lead our SNOOP! tours, focusing on Julia and the Van Gorders’ lives on the property during Cleveland’s Gilded Age. Marcia has met with members of the Van Gorder family who shared their stories and remembrances of life in Willoughby. The owners will also share details of the impressive restoration work they undertook.

We are pleased to also have on hand Anthony Hiti, principal at Hiti, DiFrancesco and Siebold, who is a long-time CRS Trustee, and Diana Wellman, a registered preservation consultant with Naylor Wellman, LLC. Both will share their professional expertise on this beautiful house.