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Schmidlapp Home
Description: Reverse reads: "Cinci., O., Sept. 1937, Schmidlapp Home." Horace Schmidlapp and Jean Maxwell Schmidlapp’s home, located at 10 Grandin Lane in the Hyde Park community of Cincinnati, Ohio was better known as Ca Sole. Horace was the son of Cincinnati's well known businessman, Jacob G. Schmidlapp, known best for founding what is now part of Fifth Third Bank. Jean Maxwell was the daughter of lawyer Lawrence Maxwell, who served as President Grover Cleveland's Solicitor General. Set in the rolling hills of East Walnut Hills, near the Cincinnati Country Club and close to downtown, the home enjoyed views of the Little Miami River. This Italianate style home was built by Grosvenor Atterbury and by the time it was completed in 1927, the couple had separated. The two storied residence was made of buff colored stone with pink and gray terracotta tile roof, with most of the main rooms facing the rear to take of advantage of the view. The windows were trimmed with peacock blue with details in pink and gray brick. Atterbury collaborated with landscape architects Ferruccio Vitale, Alfred Geiffert Jr. and Umberto Innocenti to create beautifully landscaped terraced gardens and a hexagon shaped walled garden with intricate wrought iron gates and arched openings meant to frame the landscape below. The entrance hall was done in light red brick with wood beamed ceilings and wrought iron light fixtures. Glass lantern slides were painted by artist Gladys Pratt. Much of the exterior and entrance details were incorporated into the interior of the rest of the house, to add cohesion to the design. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B03F04_016
Subjects: Architecture--Ohio--Pictorial works.; Architecture, Domestic--Ohio--Pictorial works.; Cincinnati (Ohio)--Buildings, structures, etc. ; Atterbury, Grosvenor ; Schmidlapp, Jean (Maxwell) ; Innocenti, Umberto ; Vitale, Ferrucio
Places: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)