Cleveland Heights homeowners receive historic preservation award

The Cleveland Restoration Society (CRS) and the American Institute of Architects-Cleveland honored Salim and Addie Hayek, the owners of 2900 Fairmount Boulevard, for the restoration of their Tudor Revival home at the annual Celebration of Preservation awards ceremony on May 10.

The Hayeks were recognized for their attention to detail and renovations that reflect the home’s history and architecture. They are the third owners of the house. The mansion, designed by Phillip Lindsley Small and built in 1923 for William Stouder Thompson, was owned by the John Kennedy Lynch family from 1963 until 2009.

Addie Hayek owns Creative Innovations, a design firm, and managed the entire renovation, which included the remodeling of eight bathrooms and a large kitchen. CRS staff provided technical assistance.

Energy-efficient improvements include a geothermal heating and cooling system, new plumbing and electrical systems, and interior storm windows that preserve the architectural integrity of the facade.

The Hayeks renovated the home’s massive slate roof, replacing missing tiles and copper flashing and repairing copper downspouts, and restored the stucco exterior walls. The couple also restored the landscaping to the original 1930s plan, which was designed by landscape architect A. D. Taylor.

The home was featured in last year’s Heritage Home Tour and will be the site of a CRS benefit this summer. For more information, visit

Deanna Bremer Fisher

Deanna Bremer Fisher is executive director of FutureHeights and publisher of the Heights Observer.

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Volume 4, Issue 6, Posted 10:36 PM, 05.31.2011