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Erik and Deirdre Owen in the living room of their Glen Road home, which they have turned into a bed and breakfast. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

Erik and Deirdre Owen in the living room of their Glen Road home, which they have turned into a bed and breakfast. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

Glen House Inn open for parties and overnights

Erik and Deirdre Owen recently turned Italian villa on a historic estate into an “art bed and breakfast.”

Now open to reservations from overnight visitors as well as to rent for parties and weddings, the Glen House Bed and Breakfast just south of Yellow Springs offers a uniquely cultured lodging experience for art lovers and a more intimate way for local artists to showcase and sell their work.

The villa’s four suites cost from $130 to $150 per night for two, including breakfast, while paintings, sculptures and photographs adorn the walls and halls in what Owen hopes will be permanent and revolving collections of artwork.

The Owens on their veranda, which overlooks a pool and 18th century barn. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

Nestled in the woods at 1221 Glen Road off Grinnell Road, each of the house’s rooms has a fireplace and private bath while the basement suite caters to families, Owen said.

The Owens were inspired by European museum architecture and Palladian symmetry in designing their 4,800-square-foot dream home. With large, gallery-like spaces and 12-foot ceilings, it’s perfect for exhibiting large pieces and hosting parties, Owen said. It’s also an ideal location in an ideal community for showcasing art.

For more information, see an article in the May 5 issue of the YS News and visit www.glenhouseinn.com or call 937-767-7899.

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