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This 4,006 square-foot home at 544 St. Anne s in Stone Oak is offered at $538,900 and will be open this Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. To make an appointment to view this home, contact Victoria Luhring (419-460-5587) or Eileen O Boyle (419-349-0655 at Danberry Realty.


As you arrive on the circular driveway in front of the many-gabled, white-bricked front elevation of this elegant home, sited amidst classic landscaping and mature trees on a lakefront lot, you re immediately taken with its charm. Once you spend a few moments in this graceful home, you won t want to leave.

Beyond the brick-walled courtyard, symmetry abounds from the leaded glass and wood double front doors to the proportions of the sitting and dining rooms that balance the green marbled foyer. A spectacular brass chandelier drops from medallion two stories above, and a sweeping Hampton staircase leads to the second floor balcony overhead.

The large sitting room to the left of the foyer is brightened by three tall windows and is a step up from the family room. The sculpted, neutral tone carpet is repeated in the formal dining room opposite. A gorgeous brass chandelier dropped from an embossed medallion will set the mood for fine dining. A paneled glass swinging door leads to the perfectly designed kitchen.

Here, pumpkin walls set off the dark green marble-look countertops, the cherry planked floors, and the bright whiteness of the kitchen cabinets. There are a household central unit and a butler s pantry with wet bar and wine cabinet. A wall of additional counter space, with a double sink, and storage, overlook the deck and lake. A combination of ambient and focused task lighting above the low hung cabinets makes for easy meal preparation, as does the black piggyback conventional/microwave oven and built-in side-by-side freezer/refrigerator. In the center of all this is a cherry snack and work island topped in a caramel and black blend of polished granite. It holds a gas downdraft cooktop, a convection oven and a trash compactor.

Built-in white display shelves next to the dual fireplace with brick hearth and surround form the focus for the family dining area. It s just a step down from here to the sunroom, which is floored with Italian ceramic tile, walled in bead board and surrounded by white mullioned windows and doors to the two-tiered deck over the lake. A perfectly serene getaway from the stresses of the day.

Just off the kitchen are the back hall with a walk-in pantry, high-ceilinged powder room, a bright utility room, and a three-and-one-half garage with carbon fiber pegboard walls for easy, organized storage.

Sharing the kitchen fireplace is the family room fireplace that has green marble surround and raised hearth. There are custom bookshelves and cabinetry to the left. This cordial room is carpeted with warm beige high-twist fries. Fruitwood and birch floor-to-ceiling judge s paneling and coffered ceiling with finials at each intersection enhance the room s congenial atmosphere. The lakeside wall is an expanse of tall mullioned windows with fanlights.

At the top of the green carpeted front staircase, double six-panel doors open onto the master bedroom, which has a deep cove ceiling with crown molding; built-in entertainment center; custom, arched and mirrored wet bar; and a wall of white mullioned windows. A private deck presents a perfect view of the lake.

The green marble of the raised hearth of the dual fireplace is repeated in the master bath in the oversized Jacuzzi tub, the surround and countertop of the twin vanity and the walk-in shower. An ornamental brass and etched glass chandelier falls from the 14-foot embossed ceiling. A walk-in closet and dressing room beyond has stairs to the carpeted sewing room and organized storage with built-ins on an upper level.

Next to the master suite is a bedroom with double closet and vaulted ceiling. Down the hall and through a dark cherry paneled door is a suite of rooms. There is a copious hall bath with window seat, linen closet, mirrored double vanity, and bath. Curtained French doors open onto an immense bedroom, framed in cherry with a painted, stamped-brass look ceiling and extensive crown molding. A wall of cherry mullioned windows overlooking the lake and a large walk-in closet completes it. The fourth bedroom has a vaulted ceiling and a built-in, wall-to-wall window seat. Off the hall is the back staircase that leads down to a guest closet, the garage, and the side door in the courtyard.

The 2,000 square-foot basement is completely finished, with unbelievable amounts of storage with shelving, a home office, a home fitness center, and large play area.

Every detail of this builder s home states fine craftsmanship, from the superb custom carpentry, including deep crown moldings with finials, and the designer kitchen truly the heart of this home. There are attractive ceiling fans in almost every room, six-panel doors, stunning fixtures and soaring ceilings, some of stamped brass. Nothing has been overlooked in making this a most welcoming home.

The view of the foyer from the balcony displays the home s symmetry: front doors framed by guest closets and decorator alcoves on each side of the transom window.

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