High-end buyers are familiar names in Central Ohio.
Real estate prices in all categories throughout Central Ohio are soaring this year. Here’s a peek at some blue-chip purchases since January by buyers of note, including leaders in business, auto and sports—and even a company with a well-known movie reference.
In January, Doug Sadler, manager of the Lakes Golf and Country Club, and his partner Dan Good, the former superintendent of Columbus Public Schools, sold their $610,000 Powell home and two vacation homes to purchase a 1920s Bexley mansion called the Huntington House for nearly $1.4 million. After making a few updates, the long-time couple quickly sold the Bexley house in August for $1.8 million to Consecutive Primes, LLC. Good and Sadler then closed on a $1 million home in Westerville in September. Now that’s a busy year in real estate.
John Mehas, the CEO of Victoria’s Secret Lingerie, paid $1.9 million in March for a 6,615-square foot home on 1.7 acres in New Albany that includes a two-story entry with a curved staircase. The house has five bedroom suites, six bathrooms, a paneled study and two fireplaces. L Brands hired Mehas for the position at the end of last year to help turn around the struggling chain, which this year announced it will close 50 stores. Previously he was president of the luxury label Tory Burch.Like what you’re reading? Subscribe to our weekly newsletters.
Meanwhile, a limited liability company named “Clark, That There Is An RV” bought a home in Upper Arlington for nearly $2.2 million. Built in 1921, the 5,359-square foot home has five bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, a grand staircase, and is one of the first homes built in old Arlington. The company’s name comes from a scene in the 1989 National Lampoon comedy “Christmas Vacation.” Columbus attorney Jameel Turner, the company’s registered agent, declined to discuss the nature of the company’s business.
In April, Pamela Quintiliano, vice president of investor relations at Abercrombie & Fitch Co., bought a $1.2 million home in Bexley’s Sessions Village from Katherine Wolfe, the daughter of the late Dispatch publisher John F. Wolfe. The nearly 6,000-square foot, 1954 home has four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms and a billiards area, which opens to a large paver patio that has an outdoor fireplace. Wolfe had previously purchased an older, $2.1 million, nearly 9,000-square-foot home on Parkview with her husband, Clark L. Lloyd, in November 2017. That home was built in 1928.
Timothy M. Bezbatchenko, the Columbus Crew SC president, bought a New England-style colonial, 2,568-square foot home in Bexley for about $912,000 in May. The 1923 house has five bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms. A Westerville native, Bezbatchenko was named to the Crew position in January, where he oversees the club’s business and soccer operations. From 2013–2018, he was Toronto FC’s senior vice president of soccer operations and general manager. He also was the senior director of player relations and competition for Major League Soccer from 2010–2013.
August apparently was car dealers’ month. Nathaniel Tansky, vice president of Tansky Toyota, purchased an Upper Arlington home built in 1927 for nearly $1.8 million. The 8,318-square foot home includes six bedrooms, four bathrooms and has a heated, indoor pool with an automatic pool cover and bar.
Across town in Licking County, Justin Hinderer, the chief operating officer of John Hinderer Honda, bought an 8,547-square-foot home on more than 16 acres on the outskirts of the village of Granville for $1.5 million. The house has five bedrooms and 10 bathrooms and was built in 1996. The property includes a carriage house.