10024 Lake Shore Boulevard
Plat No. 631-15-031 and 631-15-032
William S. and Caroline Goff acquired pasture land on the south side of Lake Shore Boulevard from Cleveland Trust on August 2, 1924, that had formerly been part of the Frederick Goff estate at 9929 Lake Shore Boulevard. They built a new 3,100 square-foot Stick Victorian home. The house was built on two lots; one triangular to the rear, that was the fruit and vegetable garden, the other fronting on Lake Shore Boulevard. A. Donald Gray, one of Cleveland’s most noted landscape architects, planned the grounds along with Caroline Goff. An oval garden to the left of the house, a patio to the south, and a garden with a pool to the west were designed in the manner of English gardens with a continuous display of color against privet hedges.
The charming gabled and turreted home, eclectic in design, showed a little French and a little English influence. The stick style refers to large straight pieces of wood siding designating floor levels. It was a modest house with pleasant rooms, each with an exterior view. This comfortable home had a living room, dining room, sunroom and kitchen on the first floor. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms and two maids’ rooms with a bath made up the second floor.
Like so many houses of this period, it had a front and back stairway, as well as a working basement where all the preservation of fruits and vegetables was carried out. Each room offered a view of the English gardens.
Frederick H. and Anne Goff Jr. occupied the home starting around 1983.
William H. Goff occupied the home starting around 1998.
Fifth Derivative LLC acquired the home on October 30, 2006.