Insider's Look

Doctor DIY

Over the years, About has featured many a spectacular home. This issue, we visit the home of Dr. Ira Richterman, a hand surgeon at Omni Orthopaedics.

What’s it like to live in the city?

We asked a few Downtown Canton residents to show us around their places and tell us what it’s like to live downtown. What we found was a vibrant energy and enthusiasm for the city — and some beautiful living spaces.

Curiously artistic

It didn’t take Malone University President David King and his wife, Winnie, very long to get comfortable in Stark County. The couple, here since last fall, have turned an empty, white-walled new house in Monticello Estates into a warm, inviting space.

A restored treasure

It would be hard to imagine the Ida Saxton McKinley home as anything other than a fine Victorian mansion. Amazingly, the beautifully restored building at 331 Market Ave. S once held the Bargain Center Grocery and a barbershop. It even had a faux storefront disguising the former first lady’s childhood residence.

Hambleton House: Welcome retreat

Why open a bed-and-breakfast in a city instead of a rural setting? Well, the Hambleton House Bed & Breakfast at 2716 Market Ave. N in Canton was the right home at the right time in the energetic lives of Kathy and Randy Heckert.

Zoar house #22

Sandy Worley operates her 4,000-square-foot historic home as a bed and breakfast. Marian “Sandy” Worley lives, works and entertains surrounded by her many collections of antiques. Her mantra? “You name it, I collect it.”

Palatial estate

Stained glass windows, palatial vaulted ceilings, and imported European lighting are running themes throughout the grey stone estate of Dr. Nash Gabrail and Shelly Rentsch.

Historical Charmer

Historical charm, lush landscaping and unusual details make this gem in Massillon a most interesting tour. Sharon and Phil Roberson purchased the 7,000-square-foot home on Spring Hill Lane in 1995.