Shaker Heights Demonstration House
Single-family home
4,738 square feet
This single-family English Tudor home located on the southwest corner of Shaker Boulevard and Courtland Boulevard was built in 1922 by architects Howell & Thomas. Design features of the home include half timbering, projecting gamble, oriel windows, and clustered ornamental chimneys. The home was originally designed as one of four demonstration homes for what was first Shaker Village, and later Shaker Heights started in 1905 by the Van Sweringen brothers.
The community was modeled after the Garden Cities movement and Romanticism of the 1920s. To ensure the cohesion and eminence of the development they set design regulations allowing only English, Colonial, and French design standards.

The home was acquired by The Cleveland Restoration Society in the fall of 2014. The non-profit organization plans to stabilize the historical integrity of the home preventing any further threats of demolition. JERA is working as a volunteer on this community initiative, in order to save this iconic home.