This Lakeside Township Home Features a 1,000 Square Foot Closet
This “glam farm” boasts 12,000 square feet in total on a 150-acre stretch in Jackson Township.
The vision was born when Sandy and Jeff Doll came across a lot of stuff in their neighborhood on the private 150-acre Lake Cable in Jackson Township Township.
“We wanted a place where our kids could have fun and where we could socialize and enjoy lakeside life to the fullest,” says Sandy Grassi Doll, a longtime community volunteer whose years of organizing and participation in fundraisers inspired her to open a restaurant, Social at the Stone House in Massillon, in 2021.
The couple opened the grounds in 2016, partnering designer Summer Alaedeen of Adeas Interior Design, who brought creative touches to the 12,000 square foot residence. It has four bedrooms, seven bathrooms and designated areas for entertaining. “She pushes me out of my comfort zone, and I told her from the start, ‘I just want my house to look like it came out of a magazine,'” Grassi Doll says.
Overall, the dollhouse captures lake life with stunning views of the water, where the family enjoys the beaches, marinas, and lifestyle of Lake Cable. It’s a fusion of farmhouse glamor and sophisticated modernity full of thoughtful details that cater to the couple’s varied tastes.
His taste is traditional and his is transitional — and you can see touches of both in the lobby. “I wanted there to be a lot of light and color and clean lines,” says Grassi Doll. Her husband’s aesthetic tended toward darker woods and ornate detailing. “So, we made a compromise,” she says. “There is a lot of wood, but everything is white.” A spiral staircase with an ornate wrought iron balustrade gives way to an airy upstairs landing revealing lake views. Along the staircase wall, crystal light fixtures are framed by velvet flocked wallpaper. “When Summer showed me this fabulous wallpaper, we thought, ‘Let’s panel it up and make it look like a hotel lobby,'” Grassi Doll says.
A large kitchen island is equipped with retro and refined lighting fixtures. “I get so many compliments on them,” Grassi Doll says. A custom stainless steel range hood and white cabinetry complement the bustling granite countertops. Grassi Doll loves that she can hide all the dirty dishes in the butler’s fully stocked pantry while preparing her dinners.
“I liken the closet to when your fiancé asks you to marry him and gives you that beautiful diamond ring,” Grassi Doll says. Its two-story, 1,000-square-foot “closet” is more like a girls’ getaway punctuated by models wearing prom dresses from charity events, a chic pink seating area, and a rose-filled bar. During the holidays, she decorates with a Tiffany-inspired Christmas tree. “It’s a mix of sugar and spice,” she says, adding that she loves rock ‘n’ roll. This explains a framed Kiss print and a Paul Stanley guitar. “It’s pink and sparkly with a little edge.”
The living space
An airy living space furnished with furniture in a black and white theme overlooks the lake and its ever-changing landscape. “In winter it’s beautiful with the snow, and in summer it’s beautiful and so bright here,” says Grassi Doll. White woodwork offers traditional detailing with columns near the bar and softer lines along the windows. The floor is quarter-sawn oak and Calacatta Gold marble.