Welcome to wonderful 184 East Beck Street in German Village!
Home of Kathy and Alec Wightman and Gracie, a labradoodle who will be 11 on November 1. They moved in to the house on February 1, 2004.
Originally living in the suburbs of Columbus, they looked in German Village off and on for a few years. Attracted to urban living - the ability to walk to stores and restaurants, being in a diverse neighborhood and the potential for a home with no grass kept them coming back!
It was love at first sight, when they toured the house. The fabulous location was another selling point.
"As much as we thought we would like living here, we love it 1,000 times more."
It’s a ground up new construction, 1999. It has German Village curb appeal with all the benefits of a new home.
The house was originally built by Andrea (former Columbus newscaster) and Brett Cambern.
Enjoy the fabulous two story staircase!
Here is Alec looking like the master of his domain in the wonderfully designed stairwell.
The delightful walk thru hallway overlooks the interior courtyard. The walls are filled with street art from trips around the globe. The stairs toward the back lead to another suite which includes a private walkout second story patio.
Alec and Kathy have travelled internationally a lot over the past 12 years and hope to do so again…soon!
The front of the house is planted and maintained by Scott Fontaine of Scotland Yards Landscaping. Kathy takes care of the gardens in the courtyard.
Kathy grew up in Columbus in Clintonville. She is retired from two careers, first as a social worker and then as a library media specialist. Now a community volunteer with the education department at The Audubon Center, Harmony Project and other things.
The house is in great condition and has a desirable layout, so other than decorating and re-doing the living space over the garage into a pretty spiffy home office and guest room, there are no significant changes planned for the future.
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Alec was born in Cleveland, grew up in Euclid, came to Columbus for law school and stayed put.
He is a mostly retired attorney, staying active with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Board member and past Chair, Campaign Co-Chair and various other things), The Ohio State University (Foundation Board member and long-time member of the James Cancer Hospital Foundation Board), Columbus Music Commission Board member, promoting national act singer-songwriter shows (Zeppelin Productions, Inc.) and...believe it or not...writing a book about “Music in My Life.”
Their love of living in German Village is first and foremost due to the people. Great neighbors. The ability to easily walk out the door and enjoy the charming streets, an even more important asset over the past six months. Great restaurants nearby, especially Lindey’s. The parks…Fetch (where Kathy waters once a week) and Schiller make the neighborhood a wonderful lifestyle and living experience.