Local family saves historic home from wrecking ball

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PAINESVILLE, Ohio — It was once called the “grandest home in Painesville.” But the 2000s were a bad time for The Steele Mansion.

Attempts to melt an icicle resulted in a fire that destroyed the home, which had been converted into apartments. The building sat vacant and roofless for a decade.

In 2010, just a few months before the wrecking ball was scheduled to bring it down, the Shamakian Family purchased the home. They spent the next five years restoring it to its original glory.

It reopened in June as a 16-room bed and breakfast that pays homage to it’s incredible history — but with all of the modern conveniences you’d expect.

For more information on the history of the home or to make reservations, click here.



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