October 6, 2022

Renovated 1930 Rocky River storybook asks $925K: House of the Week

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — A stone’s throw where the Rocky River meets Lake Erie, there is a home with a modern interior that belies its classic storybook-style exterior.

Built in 1930 in the Beachcliff neighborhood, 44 Buckingham Drive offers more than 3,800-sq. ft of living space. New to market, the home has an asking price of $925,000.

“One of the stand out features of this home is the incredible space,” says listing agent Jen Davis from the Kim Crane Group, Howard Hanna. “Not only do you have a recent two-story addition and renovation, but a fifth bedroom and an office. Of course, the four and a half baths are a pretty nice perk, too.”

The size of the home and the improvements make it a rare find, she adds. Highlights include the warm and cozy formal living room just off the entrance, with its hardwood floors, fireplace and paned window.

Head to the back of the house into the addition where you’ll find the more modern, open-concept family room, kitchen and dining area. The kitchen has been updated with a quartzite island and countertops, subway tile backsplash, custom cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. The dining room has built-ins and a large picture window overlooking the backyard. The family room is ideal for gatherings with beamed ceilings and sliding door access to the stamped concrete, Pergola-covered patio with fireplace.

The bedrooms are located upstairs. Among them is the primary suite, which offers vaulted ceilings and a luxurious spa-like bathroom. Additional amenities include an unfinished basement and a detached three-car garage with a newer gated driveway.

44 Buckingham Dr. in Rocky River was built in 1930 and has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The home is represented by Jen Davis from the Kim Crane Group, Howard Hanna and listed for $925,000. (Photo by Karen Murphy)

44 Buckingham Dr, Rocky River

44 Buckingham Dr. in Rocky River was built in 1930 and has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The home is represented by Jen Davis from the Kim Crane Group, Howard Hanna and listed for $925,000. (Photo by Karen Murphy)

See the full listing at kimcranehomes.com

Address: 44 Buckingham Drive

City: Rocky River

Price: $925,000

Year built: 1930

Square footage: 3,879

Lot size: 8,599 sq. ft.

No. bedrooms: 5

No. bathrooms: 4 full, 1 half

School district: Rocky River City School District

Real estate agent and contact info: Jen Davis, Howard Hanna/The Kim Crane Group

p: 440-289-4864

e: [email protected]

44 Buckingham Dr, Rocky River

44 Buckingham Dr. in Rocky River was built in 1930 and has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The home is represented by Jen Davis from the Kim Crane Group, Howard Hanna and listed for $925,000. (Photo by Karen Murphy)

44 Buckingham Dr, Rocky River

44 Buckingham Dr. in Rocky River was built in 1930 and has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The home is represented by Jen Davis from the Kim Crane Group, Howard Hanna and listed for $925,000. (Photo by Karen Murphy)

44 Buckingham Dr, Rocky River

44 Buckingham Dr. in Rocky River was built in 1930 and has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The home is represented by Jen Davis from the Kim Crane Group, Howard Hanna and listed for $925,000. (Photo by Karen Murphy)

44 Buckingham Dr, Rocky River

44 Buckingham Dr. in Rocky River was built in 1930 and has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The home is represented by Jen Davis from the Kim Crane Group, Howard Hanna and listed for $925,000. (Photo by Karen Murphy)

44 Buckingham Dr, Rocky River

44 Buckingham Dr. in Rocky River was built in 1930 and has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The home is represented by Jen Davis from the Kim Crane Group, Howard Hanna and listed for $925,000. (Photo by Karen Murphy)

44 Buckingham Dr, Rocky River

44 Buckingham Dr. in Rocky River was built in 1930 and has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The home is represented by Jen Davis from the Kim Crane Group, Howard Hanna and listed for $925,000. (Photo by Karen Murphy)

44 Buckingham Dr, Rocky River

44 Buckingham Dr. in Rocky River was built in 1930 and has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The home is represented by Jen Davis from the Kim Crane Group, Howard Hanna and listed for $925,000. (Photo by Karen Murphy)

44 Buckingham Dr, Rocky River

44 Buckingham Dr. in Rocky River was built in 1930 and has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The home is represented by Jen Davis from the Kim Crane Group, Howard Hanna and listed for $925,000. (Photo by Karen Murphy)

44 Buckingham Dr, Rocky River

44 Buckingham Dr. in Rocky River was built in 1930 and has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The home is represented by Jen Davis from the Kim Crane Group, Howard Hanna and listed for $925,000. (Photo by Karen Murphy)

44 Buckingham Dr., Rocky River: House of the Week

44 Buckingham Dr. in Rocky River was built in 1930 and has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The home is represented by Jen Davis from the Kim Crane Group, Howard Hanna and listed for $925,000. (Photo by Karen Murphy)

44 Buckingham Dr., Rocky River: House of the Week

44 Buckingham Dr. in Rocky River was built in 1930 and has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The home is represented by Jen Davis from the Kim Crane Group, Howard Hanna and listed for $925,000. (Photo by Karen Murphy)

44 Buckingham Dr., Rocky River: House of the Week

44 Buckingham Dr. in Rocky River was built in 1930 and has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The home is represented by Jen Davis from the Kim Crane Group, Howard Hanna and listed for $925,000. (Photo by Karen Murphy)

44 Buckingham Dr., Rocky River: House of the Week

44 Buckingham Dr. in Rocky River was built in 1930 and has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The home is represented by Jen Davis from the Kim Crane Group, Howard Hanna and listed for $925,000. (Photo by Karen Murphy)

44 Buckingham Dr., Rocky River: House of the Week

44 Buckingham Dr. in Rocky River was built in 1930 and has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The home is represented by Jen Davis from the Kim Crane Group, Howard Hanna and listed for $925,000. (Photo by Karen Murphy)

44 Buckingham Dr., Rocky River: House of the Week

44 Buckingham Dr. in Rocky River was built in 1930 and has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The home is represented by Jen Davis from the Kim Crane Group, Howard Hanna and listed for $925,000. (Photo by Karen Murphy)

44 Buckingham Dr., Rocky River: House of the Week

44 Buckingham Dr. in Rocky River was built in 1930 and has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The home is represented by Jen Davis from the Kim Crane Group, Howard Hanna and listed for $925,000. (Photo by Karen Murphy)

44 Buckingham Dr., Rocky River: House of the Week

44 Buckingham Dr. in Rocky River was built in 1930 and has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The home is represented by Jen Davis from the Kim Crane Group, Howard Hanna and listed for $925,000. (Photo by Karen Murphy)

44 Buckingham Dr., Rocky River: House of the Week

44 Buckingham Dr. in Rocky River was built in 1930 and has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The home is represented by Jen Davis from the Kim Crane Group, Howard Hanna and listed for $925,000. (Photo by Karen Murphy)

44 Buckingham Dr., Rocky River: House of the Week

44 Buckingham Dr. in Rocky River was built in 1930 and has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The home is represented by Jen Davis from the Kim Crane Group, Howard Hanna and listed for $925,000. (Photo by Karen Murphy)

44 Buckingham Dr., Rocky River: House of the Week

44 Buckingham Dr. in Rocky River was built in 1930 and has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The home is represented by Jen Davis from the Kim Crane Group, Howard Hanna and listed for $925,000. (Photo by Karen Murphy)

44 Buckingham Dr., Rocky River: House of the Week

44 Buckingham Dr. in Rocky River was built in 1930 and has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The home is represented by Jen Davis from the Kim Crane Group, Howard Hanna and listed for $925,000. (Photo by Karen Murphy)

44 Buckingham Dr., Rocky River: House of the Week

44 Buckingham Dr. in Rocky River was built in 1930 and has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The home is represented by Jen Davis from the Kim Crane Group, Howard Hanna and listed for $925,000. (Photo by Karen Murphy)

44 Buckingham Dr., Rocky River: House of the Week

44 Buckingham Dr. in Rocky River was built in 1930 and has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The home is represented by Jen Davis from the Kim Crane Group, Howard Hanna and listed for $925,000. (Photo by Karen Murphy)

44 Buckingham Dr., Rocky River: House of the Week

44 Buckingham Dr. in Rocky River was built in 1930 and has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The home is represented by Jen Davis from the Kim Crane Group, Howard Hanna and listed for $925,000. (Photo by Karen Murphy)

44 Buckingham Dr., Rocky River: House of the Week

44 Buckingham Dr. in Rocky River was built in 1930 and has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The home is represented by Jen Davis from the Kim Crane Group, Howard Hanna and listed for $925,000. (Photo by Karen Murphy)

44 Buckingham Dr., Rocky River: House of the Week

44 Buckingham Dr. in Rocky River was built in 1930 and has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The home is represented by Jen Davis from the Kim Crane Group, Howard Hanna and listed for $925,000. (Photo by Karen Murphy)

44 Buckingham Dr., Rocky River: House of the Week

44 Buckingham Dr. in Rocky River was built in 1930 and has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The home is represented by Jen Davis from the Kim Crane Group, Howard Hanna and listed for $925,000. (Photo by Karen Murphy)

44 Buckingham Dr., Rocky River: House of the Week

44 Buckingham Dr. in Rocky River was built in 1930 and has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The home is represented by Jen Davis from the Kim Crane Group, Howard Hanna and listed for $925,000. (Photo by Karen Murphy)

44 Buckingham Dr., Rocky River: House of the Week

44 Buckingham Dr. in Rocky River was built in 1930 and has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The home is represented by Jen Davis from the Kim Crane Group, Howard Hanna and listed for $925,000. (Photo by Karen Murphy)

44 Buckingham Dr., Rocky River: House of the Week

44 Buckingham Dr. in Rocky River was built in 1930 and has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The home is represented by Jen Davis from the Kim Crane Group, Howard Hanna and listed for $925,000. (Photo by Karen Murphy)

44 Buckingham Dr., Rocky River: House of the Week

44 Buckingham Dr. in Rocky River was built in 1930 and has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The home is represented by Jen Davis from the Kim Crane Group, Howard Hanna and listed for $925,000. (Photo by Karen Murphy)

44 Buckingham Dr., Rocky River: House of the Week

44 Buckingham Dr. in Rocky River was built in 1930 and has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The home is represented by Jen Davis from the Kim Crane Group, Howard Hanna and listed for $925,000. (Photo by Karen Murphy)

For more information about 44 Buckingham Drive in Rocky River, contact Jen Davis at the Kim Crane Group, Howard Hanna at 440-289-4864 or [email protected]

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