Seller represented by:
Jim Robinson - Lakefront & Downtown Luxury Homes with RE/MAX Real Estate Group

Buyer represented by:
Colin Maddock with Howard Hanna - Crocker Road

12981 Lake Ave Lakewood, OH 44107
  • Sold
  • Single Family

12981 Lake Ave Lakewood, OH 44107 Get directions

$745,000 $158/Sq. ft.
5 Beds 3 Baths 2 Partial Baths 4,725 Sq. ft. 8,751 Sq. ft. Lot
  • Styletudor
  • Age 107 Years
  • MLS# 4331200
  • Listed 3 Months 20 Days Ago


Elegance and comfort in one of Lakewood's most classic homes. A comprehensive renovation completed by the last two owners. And the restoration of an A.C Wolf masterpiece, with the original renderings all still on hand. Dramatic perennial gardens from front to back set the architectural stage. And then the house begins with a large, oak paneled foyer, and the living room has all the elegance you might imagine from 1915. A stunning beamed ceiling seamlessly conceals lighting subtly washing the whole room in soft light. Large windows fill the whole house with sunlight. The living room opens onto an iron gated sunroom with its own charming front terrace. Behind the sunroom the morning room opens onto an amazing back patio with a full outdoor kitchen, including a smoker, AOG cooktop and grill - even a sink! Beautiful gardens surround the patio, with a secret garden all the way at the back. Stunning night lighting makes it the ultimate outdoor entertaining space. There's a fully operational greenhouse with programmable drip irrigation and thermostatically controlled heat and ventilation. There are two heated garages, one attached. A gourmet's kitchen has a 48 Viking stove, two subzero refrigerators and a large hearth-style fireplace and two pantries. Zoned cooling and an 8 zone heating system. 4 generously sized bedrooms on the 2nd floor. The master has a 16' closet! The 3rd floor has a big, high-ceilinged great room and a very private guest bdrm/bath. 1st Open 11/8 12:30-3:00.

  • Buyer represented by:
  • REALTOR ® Colin Maddock with Howard Hanna - Crocker Road



  • Bedrooms: 5

Other Rooms

  • Total Rooms: 12
  • Basement Features: Full, Partially Finished


  • Total Bathrooms: 3 / 2
  • Full Bathrooms: 3
  • 1/2 Bathrooms: 2
  • Half Bathrooms On Main Level: 1
  • Half Bathrooms On Lower Level: 1
  • Full Bathrooms On Upper Level: 3

Heating and Cooling

  • Cooling Features: Central Air
  • Heating Features: Hot Water/Steam, Zoned
  • Heating Fuel: Gas
  • Number of Fireplaces: 3

Exterior and Lot Features

  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Fencing: Full

Garage and Parking

  • Driveway: Paved
  • Garage Spaces: 4
  • Garage Description: Attached, Detached

Land Info

  • Lot Size Acres: 0.2009
  • Lot Size Dimensions: 70x185
  • Lot Size Source: Auditors Website
  • Lot Size Square Feet: 8751

School Information

  • School District: Lakewood CSD

Homeowners Association

  • Calculated Total Monthly Association Fees: 0

Amenities and Community Features

  • Community Features: Park, Playground, Pool

Other Property Info

  • Annual Tax Amount: 16258
  • Source Listing Status: Sold
  • County: Cuyahoga
  • Directions: Just east of Nicholson
  • Ownership: Resident
  • Source Property Type: Single Family
  • Area: Lakewood
  • Source Neighborhood: Mary S Bradfords
  • Subdivision: Mary S Bradfords
  • Township: Lakewood
  • Source System Name: C2C

Building and Construction

  • Year Built: 1915
  • Above Grade Finished Area: 4725
  • Building Exterior Type: Brick
  • Direction Faces: North
  • Property Age: 107
  • Roof: Asphalt/Fiberglass
  • Levels or Stories: 2.00
  • Structure Type: Property Type: Residential
  • House Style: Tudor
  • Year Built Details: Actual YBT


  • Sewer: Public Sewer
  • Water Source: Public Water

Home Features

  • Other Equipment: Dishwasher, Dryer, Garbage Disposal, Microwave, Range, Refrigerator, Security System, Washer

Nearby Schools

Rating School Grades Distance
5 Emerson Elementary School PK-5 0.2 mi
6 Garfield Middle School 6-8 0.5 mi
6 Lakewood High School 9-12 0.9 mi
NA St Edward High Private School 9-12 0.4 mi

School data provided by National Center for Education Statistics, Maponics, and GreatSchools. Intended for reference only. GreatSchools Ratings compare a school’s test performance to statewide results. To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school or district directly.

Property History for 12981 Lake Ave

Property Tax

Property Price

Date Event Price Price / Sq ft Source
2022-01-03 Sold - - MLSNOW
2021-11-06 Listed $785,000 $120 MLSNOW
2020-06-05 Sold - - MLSNOW
2011-02-01 Sold - - MLSNOW
2010-05-27 Sold - - Public Record
2010-05-27 Price Changed $465,000 $133 MLSNOW
2009-10-18 Sold - - MLSNOW
2009-10-12 Listed $500,000 $143 MLSNOW
2003-08-15 Listed $538,500 $154 MLSNOW
2003-08-13 Sold - - Public Record
2003-04-01 Listed $439,000 $79 MLSNOW
1987-02-03 Sold - - Public Record

The price and tax history data is obtained from public records and/or MLS feeds from local jurisdiction. Contact your REALTOR® directly in order to obtain the most up-to-date information available.