Lakeside Chautauqua Featured in Lake Erie Living

Posted on March 13, 2015

Lakeside is honored to be featured in the latest edition of Lake Erie Living. Read the article, "More on the Shore," written by Lynne Thompson.

"Bill and Mame Drackett didn’t think twice about purchasing the house next to their own getaway in Ohio’s Lakeside Chautauqua community. The early-20th century structure, christened “that White House” by generations of visitors to the gated resort, was one of those homes people photograph and artists paint, a lovely Western Reserve-style residence on the Lake Erie shore. The couple, owners of a Cincinnati-based real-estate development and management company, saw the five-bedroom, two-bath abode as the perfect place to accommodate a constant stream of guests.

Moreover, the Dracketts shared a real-estate history with the owner’s ancestors. When the cottage between their two properties fell into disrepair during the Great Depression, the two families purchased and demolished it, then turned the lot into a large shared side yard — a rare amenity in a town where the buildings are so close together that two houses actually share a rain gutter.

“It just made a natural addition,” Bill says."