Cool Spaces: 100-year-old brick home is on 2016 ‘Come Home to Lakewood’ tour (photos and video)

CLEVELAND, Ohio – – Six years ago, Allen and Kerri Rodgers were preparing to move from Atlanta to Cleveland when they became fixated on a home in Lakewood that the couple found on the Internet.

“There was a virtual tour of the first and second floor,” remembers Allen. “We must have looked at it 20 different times. The wide-angle lenses that are used for virtual tours make everything look ginormous. (The two floors) looked like the size of a football field.”

As it turns out, the couple hadn’t seen anything yet.

Kerri, who is a vice-president with Sherwin Williams and was being transferred here, came to Cleveland for a meeting and decided to swing by and check out the house in person.

“I told her to see if it had a room for me to use as a studio,” says Allen, who is a professional oil painter specializing in landscapes and portraits. “She went

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