It wasn’t even 30 years ago when passers-by could see the large copper roof from Perry Drive NW. The enormous house, across from Brookside Country Club, is hidden by the trees now. The 15,000-square-foot home may be Stark County’s most expensive, and exclusive, home.
One can only imagine the lifestyle of the couple who built this lavish Victorian home in 1882 on the city’s now-historic Fourth Street. Thomas H. Russell was one of seven brothers who founded Massillon’s largest employer of the era, Russell & Co., a manufacturer of farm machinery and steam engines.
Walk into the five-bedroom, five-bathroom home of David Beule, his wife, Loretta, and sons, Nicholas, 17, Daniel, 15, Michael, 13, and daughter, Andrea, 7, and you’ll be welcomed by a stereo playing soft music, the sweet smell of cinnamon and the sight of unique glasswork by John Boyett of Canton Glass Works.
Talk about hidden gems.One could easily argue that it’s tough to call the 150-acre Lake Cable hidden — indeed, it does rest near the heart of bustling Jackson Township. But this is one of those places that you can pass by every single day without realizing exactly how much of a gem it is.
Everyone in Lake Cable knows where the Zimmermans live. Their property sits on a little island unto itself — and has a welcoming “Z” initial on a second-floor awning. Stella’s playhouse in the sideyard includes an “S” initial and completes the picture-perfect estate on the lake.
For many locals, it’s hard to believe that Glenmoor Country Club and surrounding homes began 20 years ago. Many people remember when the land started to be developed in the area surrounding the one-time monastary — and when golf legend Jack Nicklaus came to town for the opening of the golf course.
Ridgewood is a 2.5-square-mile area comprised of 290 houses and located fewer than two miles north of downtown Canton. The entire neighborhood is on the National Register of Historic Places — the only Stark County neighborhood with that distinction.