This grand Georgian Revival mega mansion is located on N Parkview Avenue in Columbus, OH. It was designed 19 years ago by Geoffrey Bradfield for a businessman, his wife and their three young sons. It was then beautifully expanded and renovated upon in 2006.

From Architectural Digest:

The house had low ceilings, conventional hardwood floors and rooms of moderate proportions. As the boys grew into young adults, the couple continued to build their collections of 19th- and 20th-century art (increasing them in both quantity and distinction) and began to devote more of their time to philanthropy. They required more wall space for the art and more floor space for entertaining.

“I always wanted them to have a gallery for their collections,” Bradfield says. He started to seek out rare furniture for the prospective gallery when the architectural plans were still in the drawing-board stage.

The house was eventually expanded to 30,000 square feet, with marble and parquetry floors, ceilings that soar as high as 24 feet, and not just one gallery but three—including an entrance gallery with paintings by Monet and Dubuffet, and sculptures by Degas and Botero.

Don Goldstein, an architect based in Los Angeles, made the façade of the original asymmetrical 1917 Georgian Revival house more symmetrical by adding to its left side. “That gave it a more classical Georgian look and accommodated another art gallery,” he says. The house was also opened up in the back so that a great room could be added, and, above it, a master suite. Perpendicular to the dining room, where the original house ended, are the third gallery and a covered terrace.

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  • Hugh

    This home is a masterpiece




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    • Plain J.

      Totally agree!




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  • Grrrowler

    In general, it’s beautiful. I’m not usually a fan of steroidal mega-mansions like this, but it’s amazing what a professional decorator can do. The portico on the front is way too big and overwhelms the whole facade, but that could probably be ripped off. The interior has some lovely rooms, and some nice spaces for entertaining.




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  • Jason

    I`ve like this house since it was featured in Arch. Digest a few years ago. the interior is elegant and refined without being stuffy and the moder art is a great counterpoint to the formality. the shot of the treed allee now seems misleading since it really is not a long winding approach you`d expect of a country manor. as for the oversized portico- it is really a bit too large, but it has a theatrical and knowing quality about it that I like.




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    • Paul

      My neck of the woods. The house is in the Bexley area of Columbus so it is far from a country manor. Not many long winding approaches in this area of town. Only a few miles through some seedy parts to downtown.




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  • Daniel

    The front is a little too imposing for my tastes and comes off as a boutique bank. The interior is beautiful. I love how the hall in photo 5 looks like it was pulled right out of the Ritz in Paris.




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  • lambskin

    There’s a lot of stairs to get to the pool…




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  • Sean Ryan

    It just goes to show money can’t buy taste, or a decent architect. So many awkward and poorly proportioned details!




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  • Onions

    Christ, that’s not a house, it’s a campus.




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  • Scott

    What a horrible mish-mash of additions lacking any unifying architectural concept – the interiors are quite beautiful, though!




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  • NOVA Ben

    The interior is quite beautiful, but I can’t say I’m a fan of the exterior. The grounds are very impressive, but its a long walk to the pool.




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