Drawing of OHLAW by Sam L. Jenkins
||Welcome to the Wellston Offices of Oths, Heiser, Regan & Miller.
We'd like to show you around this old coal miner's mansion, so why don't
you get comfy, and come on along.
Wellston Office - Oths, Heiser, Regan & Miller
||This handsome brownstone home was built in 1903 as the residence for
Joseph Clutts, a prominent Wellston industrialist and coal baron.
Of immediate interest on the outside are a wraparound porch with
beautiful inlaid tile designs, an ornate leaded cut-glass door in the recessed
portico, an iron fence and tiled roof.
||Upon entering our Wellston office you will notice a beautiful curved
window seat on your right. This seat features a padded curved bench
with handsome carved cherry panels.
||Looking to our left we see a very unusual room with curved corners.
this was the music room where Mrs. Clutts gave frequent recitals for their
friends. Opening into two sides of this room are magnificent sliding
pocket doors with deeply carved cherry panels.
||The foyer shows the beauty of the cherry paneling used throughout the
home, the 10' ceilings, one of the curved corners of the music room, and
one of the wonderful double fireplaces spread thoughout the house, this
one with lovely inlaid ceramic tile. The main staircase to the second
floor is to the right.
||Next, on our left, is what was originally a drawing room, which we
now use for a conference room. This room originally had a doorway
out to the wraparound porch, out of sight to the left. Notice the
||This room was originally the dining room, with bidirectional swinging
doors into the kitchen and the pantry areas. It features a lovely
shuttered window seat, rich fabric wainscoting with plate rail, and another
||Here is the main staircase to the second floor, all of cherry wood,
with a wonderful hand-painted stained glass window at the upper landing.
Stained Glass Window
||This lovely stained glass window of the Muse graces the upper landing
of the main staircase. Out of the picture, to the right, was a carved
porch swing with mother-of-pearl inlays, which hung in a windowed porch
The second floor contained, in addition to the covered porch, four large
bedrooms including a spacious 18x26-foot master bedroom, complete with
its own screened-in rear porch. The master bath is very large with
inaid tile, a massive claw-footed tub, and a fascinating standalone shower
of Italian marble. This shower contains a pioneer wraparound body
spray made of stainless steel tubes, and it still works!
The kitchen area is on the ground floor at the rear of the mansion and
has several interesting features. The cooking area was separated
from the rest of the kitchen by a curved brick archway to prevent smoke
and cooking odors from traveling back into the living areas. It also
contained a lockable pass-through to the rear porch so that the grocery
deliveryman could unlock his side and place the groceries inside, to be
unloaded later at the convenience of the kitchen staff.
Thanks for joining us on our tour of this lovely old home!
©1998 Oths, Heiser, Regan & MillerLast updated 12/08/1998
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