Homes Past

9929 Lake Shore Boulevard "Burbank"

Plat No. 632-03-001
Sublots 16, 17, 18 and 19 in the L. Haldeman Allotment
9929 Lake Shore Boulevard "Burbank"
9929 Lake Shore Boulevard "Burbank"

Frederick and Frances Goff bought multiple subplots from Levi Haldeman on October 10, 1895. They selected Alfred Hoyt Granger as their architect to design a Shingle-style home. Granger, a native of Ohio, studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. A partnership of Granger with Frank B. Meade lasted from 1894 to 1897, after which Granger joined his brother-in-law, Charles Sumner Frost, in the firm of Frost and Granger in Chicago.

Frost & Granger designed two other Bratenahl residences: the Albert Holden home at 9511 Lake Shore and the Frederick Root home at 11495 Lake Shore (12304 Coit Road).

The young couple chose to live in the Glenville Village home year-round since Cleveland was only an hour carriage trip. The home astonised friends, who considered it "out in the country." Frederick commuted to work in Downtown Cleveland via the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad.

Frances Goff toyed with the idea of breaking up her estate into smaller building lots after her husband's death. She went so far as to commission landscape architect Donald Gray to prepare a master plan. Gray developed a plan showing ten single-family homes around a common area, appointed with outdoor terraces, flower gardens, and clothes drying yards. The project never came to fruition.

Francis Goff died in 1956, and the house was eventually razed in 1957.

Stanley and Jane Pryatel acquired the property on July 1, 1957. In 1968, Mr. Pryatel asked for a permit to convert the garage into a five-room house for his mother.

Narragansett LTD LLC acquired the property on November 15, 2001.

Moira Utian acquired part of subplot 18 and all of subplot 17 from Narragansett on November 15, 2001. The parcel was split with subplots 17, and 18 becoming 10007 Lake Shore Boulevard.

Mohan and Jayshree Durve acquired 2.91 acres on subplots 17 and 18 on December 15, 2009. In 2011, the Durve’s built a 7,300 square-foot single family 7,300 square-foot home with four bedrooms, five full bathrooms, and one-half bathroom.