If you fancy Victorian architecture and country living, then this perfectly restored and maintained 1870s Italianate farmhouse, sitting on five acres with a one-third acre pond, is waiting for you to move in.
Architectural features include a double-bricked exterior wrapped in vinyl siding;, tall, vinyl tilt-out sash windows with shutters; 10-foot ceilings with deep crown molding; embossed ceramic ceiling medallions with brass lighting fixtures and spacious rooms; and an elegant staircase with oak balusters and over-the-post handrail.
Since this is true country living, family and friends will probably be driving around to the back to park and come across the deck to the kitchen door. You ll love this big country kitchen with its Georgia pine plank laminate floors, dark-oak beamed ceiling and cabinets, which include a built-in closet and a pantry. You can almost smell the turkey roasting and the pie baking in the Maytag piggy-back ovens. A hammered copper ventilation hood hangs over the ceramic-tiled snack bar and work island with stovetop and Jenn-Aire grill. There s plenty of room for storage and meal preparations.
Clean-up won t be such a chore as you look over the double stainless steel sink and out the windows onto the side yard. A Whirlpool side-by-side refrigerator/freezer with water and ice dispenser makes entertaining even easier. There s ample room in the dining area to extend your table to accommodate a large crowd and a groaning board.
The party can easily spill over into the spacious living room. In the family room just beyond, friends and family might gather in front of the original natural stone fireplace, with wood burning insert for heat control and energy efficiency. On the other side of the beautiful staircase is a home office space with sliders onto the extensive deck. The washer and dryer are concealed in a nearby closet.
At the top of the staircase to the right is a very large, richly appointed bathroom. It has marble floors and an oak vanity with two porcelain sinks inset into the marble countertop. There s a huge linen and storage closet in the hall. A corner bedroom, with 10-foot ceilings and a crystal and brass chandelier dropped from an embossed medallion, has tall windows with great views of the countryside.
At the end of the banister is a step down to another hall and the other bedrooms. A rear bedroom, with an eight-foot ceiling and ceiling fan, overlooks the trees. It could also serve as a guest suite or a playroom. A smaller bedroom, with a semi-cove ceiling forming a nook, is next door.
The master bedroom is so spacious and airy. High sash windows present vistas of the rural area. The 10-foot ceiling is topped with embossed ceramic molding, and a brass and wood ceiling fan drops from a matching medallion. It s gorgeous.
While summer may seem a very long way away, imagine swimming in the one-third acre pond with sand beach, or fishing from its waters, stocked with blue gill, bass, perch, and catfish. Fire up the grill on the deck and enjoy a barbeque for Memorial Day and 4th of July celebrations.
The basement is full with a walkout to the side yard. The foundation is original to the dry basement. Here you ll find plenty of storage room as well as the mechanicals, including an Aquatek water treatment system to purify the water from the pond. There are two air conditioner units. The 27 x 50 garage will hold six cars or your new workshop.
This 2,880 square foot home at 16342 County Road 12 in Lyons, OH, is offered by Beth Rose Auction Company, LLC. This home will be offered at absolute auction on Sunday, October 30 at 1 p.m. and will be open for inspection an hour before. An absolute auction means there is no minimum and no reserve, and the home will sell to the highest bidder. Interested parties should bring a check for $5,000. For more information, call 419-534-6623, or visit www.bethroseauction.com. An open house will be held this Sunday, October 23, from 1 to 3 p.m.