Take a look inside this historic home built by inventor Charles F. Kettering 


A home built by Dayton inventor Charles F. Kettering is for sale.

The seven-bedroom Gregorian sits on 3.75 acres at 318 Glenridge Road near Stroop Road in Kettering.

The asking price for the 1929 home is $1.89 million. It is listed by Coldwell Banker Heritage.

The home has craftsmanship that blends solid mahogany, custom cherry paneling, brass hardware, Italian marble, and granite designed by Lorenz and Williams architects and inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello home, according to Coldwell Banker Heritage.

PHOTOS: See inside the mansion built by Charles F. Kettering.

The 4,982-square-foot, three-story brick home has eight bathrooms and a three-car garage. The home has custom-built bookcases and a formal dining room with custom padded fabric wall covering, marble fireplace and crystal chandelier, according to the listing.

A finished basement has recreation room, media room and a full bathroom. Outside is an in-ground pool and pool house, brick patio and a fire pit.

In 1998, the house sold for $725,000, according to the Montgomery County Auditor’s website.

Charles F. Kettering was the inventor of the electric automobile starter, holder of 140 patents, co-founder of DELCO electronics, head of research for General Motors, co-founder of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, benefactor of Antioch College and co-founder, with Edward Deeds, of the Engineers Club of Dayton.

The city of Kettering was named after the longtime inventor.

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