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    My husband and I have had an ongoing bet for years that neither of us could set foot in Cocoa Manor before we move away from Columbus. Well, we’re moving away in June and I really want to win this bet. Any clues on how I could get in there, short of knocking on the owner’s door? Because that would be rude.

    For anyone who’s wondering, Cocoa Manor is the large house across the street from the pond @ Goodale Park on Buttles.

    Ideas welcome :) Thanks.

    #341124

    NerosNeptune
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    Is it just someone’s house or is there something special/famous about it?

    #341125

    Mercurius
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    sugarplumclarey wrote >>
    My husband and I have had an ongoing bet for years that neither of us could set foot in Cocoa Manor before we move away from Columbus. Well, we’re moving away in June and I really want to win this bet. Any clues on how I could get in there, short of knocking on the owner’s door? Because that would be rude.
    For anyone who’s wondering, Cocoa Manor is the large house across the street from the pond @ Goodale Park on Buttles.
    Ideas welcome :) Thanks.

    Boo on moving away. If it is the new build on the corner of Buttles and Park, I would just recommend knocking. I collected signatures for allowing street closures and noise permits for the Earth Day celebration and he was one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. He seemed convivial and warm.

    That said, personally, I’m not much of a fan of the house; it looks banal and out of place. There is a place a few houses down on Park that has some amazing landscaping and the Circus House always inspires.

    #341126

    Yeah, the house itself looks silly in the middle of the SN which is why we were drawn to it. I need to get a picture of myself on the inside to believe it. Maybe I should just bring my baby and knock and he’ll let me in based on the merit of her cuteness!

    #341127

    VicVillage Guy
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    This could be a rumor but I thought the owner/resident of that house owned Anthony Thomas. I thought it was a rumor for awhile but during the marathon they were passing out Anthony Thomas Buckeyes to runners right in the yard. Knock on the door and tell him your interested in buying some candy.

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    roy
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    Your strategy seems kind of perverse. If you really want to be invited in, why insult the owner’s taste? Those of us who could have helped you win the bet are not likely to do so now.

    #341129

    misskitty
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    VicVillage Guy wrote >>
    This could be a rumor but I thought the owner/resident of that house owned Anthony Thomas. I thought it was a rumor for awhile but during the marathon they were passing out Anthony Thomas Buckeyes to runners right in the yard. Knock on the door and tell him your interested in buying some candy.

    Correct Owned by the CFO of Anthony Thomas Greg Zanetos. He has parties there a lot so maybe you can find one to attend.

    #341130

    gramarye
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    Mercurius wrote >>

    sugarplumclarey wrote >>
    My husband and I have had an ongoing bet for years that neither of us could set foot in Cocoa Manor before we move away from Columbus. Well, we’re moving away in June and I really want to win this bet. Any clues on how I could get in there, short of knocking on the owner’s door? Because that would be rude.
    For anyone who’s wondering, Cocoa Manor is the large house across the street from the pond @ Goodale Park on Buttles.
    Ideas welcome :) Thanks.

    Boo on moving away. If it is the new build on the corner of Buttles and Park, I would just recommend knocking. I collected signatures for allowing street closures and noise permits for the Earth Day celebration and he was one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. He seemed convivial and warm.
    That said, personally, I’m not much of a fan of the house; it looks banal and out of place. There is a place a few houses down on Park that has some amazing landscaping and the Circus House always inspires.

    Seriously? I love the place, and the location. Never been inside, but maybe someday.

    #341131

    roy wrote >>
    Your strategy seems kind of perverse. If you really want to be invited in, why insult the owner’s taste? Those of us who could have helped you win the bet are not likely to do so now.

    Roy, it is not meant to be an insult to the owner or his taste. When my husband and I lived in the SN, we found it funny that we lived down the street from a “manor” even though our own apartment was so dilapidated. My husband is in grad school for architecture, adding another level of irony to the fact that our own house was so ramshackle. That’s what I mean when I say that Cocoa Manor looked silly in the Short North – our world and the world of Cocoa Manor were physically close but worlds apart.

    I have much better manners than to insult someone’s taste publicly while simultaneously trying to ask a favor of them. This is entirely playful and not meant to offend. I wanted to frame the picture of me inside the “Manor” and give it to my husband as a graduation gift, perhaps signed by the owner. If I were the owner, I’d find that pretty funny.

    #341132

    JonMyers
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    A knock and a hello would probably get the job done. I wouldn’t over think it.

    #341133

    lifeliberty
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    i don’t think anyone is knocking the house itself. i have always thought it out of place too. It just doesn’t blend as well as the surrounding structures do. To me it is like putting a suburban nice house in the middle of the city. It looks like a very nice house. i think most would live there given the chance.

    #341134

    Our bedroom is a good example of why we found Cocoa Manor so enticing. The outdoor scrub was growing through the walls!

    Contrast with:

    #341135

    JonMyers
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    I’ve heard rumors of people with children driving in from the outskirts for beggars night just to beg at that house. I can’t say I blame them.

    #341136

    aaminian
    Participant

    Mercurius wrote >>

    That said, personally, I’m not much of a fan of the house; it looks banal and out of place. There is a place a few houses down on Park that has some amazing landscaping and the Circus House always inspires.

    Huh, this is one of my favorite properties in the area. I think it’s a great contrast to have such a stately house in an otherwise urban (or semi-urban) landscape. It’s especially beautiful during Christmas time.

    #341137

    pixiecrinkle
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    lifeliberty wrote >>
    i don’t think anyone is knocking the house itself. i have always thought it out of place too. It just doesn’t blend as well as the surrounding structures do.

    Exactly.

    Except I will add that when it was being built, my friends and I were really perplexed about why they were able to build a bank facing the park. We were utterly convinced that the carport was a drive through teller lane until construction was finished. :)

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