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193 Bratenahl Road "Villa Hedges"

Plat No. 631-04-001
193 Bratenahl Road "Villa Hedges"
193 Bratenahl Road "Villa Hedges"

Frank de Hass and Sarah Robison acquired the 19.34-acre property at the end of East 105th Street as their summer home from Martin Stanford Robison on November 11, 1893. The grand view of the lake likely closed the deal. They demolished the Henry and Eliza Clark country home to build their summer place.

The estate, including a water tower, carriage house, and stables, was one of the largest in the area. California privet hedges planted in front of the carriage house and barns and along the bank of the lake gave the name Villa Hedges. The gracious home, with its beautiful gardens, provided an ideal setting for entertaining friends and associates.

The country estate was demolished in 1915 to build Sophia Taylor’s Lakehurst.