The beautiful executive style ranch home featured / pictured below can be yours. It will be gifted to a family with children who will submit an essay of 250 words or less that will use and enjoy the home for many years. Just convince the owner of your plans and dreams for your family. The essay contest fee is $200.00. The contest will close when approximately 2,000 essays have been received. Then five finalists will be carefully selected, interviewed, and evaluated.
My wife and I purchased the home over 30 years ago. At the time, we had 10 children and when we first saw the home we knew it was for us. Currently, all of our children have moved on with their lives and my wife has also passed away. The home and the neighborhood have many amenities. The area is somewhat secluded and quiet. This admirably organized ranch provides all the lifestyle and space an active family could ask for.

Listed below are the Highlights of this home and floor plan. The winner and family will be shown the interior and receive the usual residential property disclosures before the gift is finalized to be sure that the winner is qualified, willing and able to accept the gift without legal or tax consequences to themselves or their family.


• 5 Bedrooms plus a den or 6th Bedroom.

• Master Bedroom includes whirlpool Tub.

• Living Room, Dining Room, and Family Room are huge
. . .and can easily entertain a party of 50.

• 3 Full Bathrooms.

• 2 Furnaces, Air Conditioners and Hot Water Tanks.

• Laminated wood flooring in foyer and dinning room.

• Family Room has a skylight and infrastructure for the
. . .train buff and laminated wood flooring.

• Modern Kitchen with breakfast bar.

• Newer Appliances.

• Florida Room redesigned as a home office. Built in Oak
. . .bookshelves, computer desks, and related cabinetry.

• Newer Roof and Gutters.

• Beautiful panoramic wooded lot with multiple gardens.

• Approximately 1/2 acre private lot.

• Quiet neighborhood.

• 2 1/2 car attached garage.

• Close to pool, playground, and schools.

• Approximately 4,000 sq. ft. on a slab.


Eleven Rooms

Five bedrooms plus paneled den-library in the bedroom wing. Three full baths, one adjoining the master bedroom with whirlpool tub.

The formal living is to the right of the center entry foyer. To the left are the kitchen, dining room, family room and 2 1/2 car garage. Off the dining room, the florida room / office overlooks a huge barbecue grill and the deep lot. A permanent concrete sandbox could easily be converted to a fountain heated pool or flowerbed, enhancing the patio landscaping.

Two forced hot air gas furnaces heat the bedroom wing and the family area, providing climate controls and fuel economy. Separate hot water tanks for the kitchen and baths. Central air conditioning also adds to the pleasures of life here.

A grand piano would fit easily in the 25 ft. x 17 ft. living room. The room ís warmed by an open hearth fireplace and a wall of glazed white brick. Wallpapered walls invite your wall hangings and artwork, which will be enhanced by a series of adjustable spotlights on a ceiling track.

The large 20 ft. x 17 ft. dining room could easily accommodate 32 guests at a sit-down dinner.


• Warm elm custom cupboards and paneling

• Natural brick back splash

• Double sink with disposal

• Top of the line oven

• 26 feet of counter space

• See-thru snack counter seating 6-8 can shutter off the
. . .dining room

• Built in planning desk by the convenient garage entry.

There ís room for a pool table AND a ping pong table in the huge 23 ft. x 17 ft. family room. There is also a train track infrastructure built into the wall. (for the train buff)

From the dining room a door leads to the warm, bright Florida Room / Office, which may be your favorite room of all. This room features built-in oak bookshelves and oak desks.

Second only to the builder / developers personal home, our home has the largest lot, 1/2 acre (approximate) with multiple gardens and a beautiful panoramic wooded lot.

The home is situated in a planned community in the attractive city of Berea, Ohio. A beautiful well equipped elementary school is located in the heart of the development. Junior and Senior high school students are transported.

An Olympic-size pool is part of the living community. Social events are planned for all age groups. Membership in the Association is required for all resident families. The current fee is $375.00 per year.


The city of Berea, Ohio is close to the intersection of Interstate 71 and the Ohio Turnpike, 25 minutes drive from downtown Cleveland and 10 minutes from Cleveland Hopkins Airport. The city has spread from its Victorian center surrounding Baldwin-Wallace College, but a friendly, small town atmosphere still typifies Berea. The Cleveland Browns Football Training Camp is located in the north end of the city.

Baldwin-Wallace College provides a cultural nucleus for Berea.

Berea's downtown area has been remodeled and revitalized.

And the great Cleveland Metropark System follows the Rocky River through the heart of Berea.



Just write an essay of 250 words or less about your family and how this home will provide you with a comfortable living to enable you to raise your family to the fullist of your capabilities. This home will be gifted. There will be no mortgage payments. However there will be yearly property taxes and insurances.

Email or hard copy to our mailing address listed below.



Essay Mailing Address
Please remember to include your check for $200 payable to:
WinAHome - Essay
PO Box 593, Columbia Station, Ohio 44028



State of Ohio

Berea, Ohio

Cleveland, Ohio



Baldwin-Wallace College

Cleveland State University

Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland Institute of Art

Cleveland Music School

Cuyahoga Community College



Southwest General Health Center

Parma Community General Hospital

The MetroHealth System

University Hospital Health System


Professional Sports:

Cleveland Browns Football

Cleveland Cavaliers Basketball

Cleveland Indians Baseball

Lake Erie Monsters Hockey


Points of Interest:

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Cleveland Orchestra

Great Lakes Science Center

The West Side Market

Restaurant Sites

Cuyahoga County Library

Cleveland Metroparks

The Cleveland Zoo

University Circle

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Disclosure: The forgoing is information about our home and I believe it to be very accurate. The gift of this property is intended to be tax free to the contest winner and is being made "As Is". What you
see is what you get. No warranties are being expressed or implied. No mortgage, commissions, closing costs, or other expenses will be charged to the winner. It is a lifetime tax free gift to a family who can use it, enjoy it, and benefit their living and development. In the event that the contest does not close,
all entry fees will be refunded.

Views from around the front

View from the back property line.

View of the Florida / Office room.

View from the back of the house.



















Coe Lake and Pavillion

Berea Recreation Center Pool

Revitalized Downtown Berea

Cleveland Browns Training Camp

Elementary School

Berea City Hall and Police Department

Baldwin-Wallace College

Kite Festival in Berea

The Cleveland Zoo

The West Side Market




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