If the first three rules of real estate are location, location, location, then Whitehouse, Ohio s real estate market is hot, hot, hot.
One of the fastest-growing areas in northwest Ohio is this small town to the southwest of Toledo. The home at 10642 Shayni Lane in the Whitehouse Valley subdivision represents a chance for someone to own a brand-new home at a reasonable price, in an area where values are definitely on the rise.
But ultimately, the home and the town have to be livable. And again, this fine home suits all those needs. It s located in the Anthony Wayne School District, rated Excellent the highest rating given by the state. It is just minutes away from Toledo and its cultural amenities, but still has a definite small-town feel. In the Whitehouse Valley subdivision, there are just 93 lots, and all are at least 90 feet wide or more.
The home itself is a lovely colonial, just waiting for a family to move in. The exterior is vinyl sided in white, with shutters and front door in dark green. The covered porch leads to the front door with transom and sidelights.
Inside, the foyer rises two stories, with an attractive plant ledge and window over the front door. The hardwood floors lead straight back to the kitchen. A lovely pewter-finish light fixture hangs above. The contemporary staircase has two balconies overlooking the foyer.
To the right of the foyer is the large great room with crown molding and ample windows looking out to the front. A gas fireplace with marble and oak surround is the focal point of this room. The great room also has access to the kitchen and an outdoor covered patio.
To the left of the foyer is the dining room, with generous windows overlooking the front. The dining room also leads to the kitchen.
The kitchen is the heart of this family-ready home. Gleaming white cabinets encircle the room, while an island in the center does double duty as a work area and snack bar. Kenmore appliances include a stove, built-in microwave and dishwasher. The white vinyl floor, light-colored solid surface countertops and pewter-look light fixtures lend this room a clean, fresh appearance.
The best part of this kitchen, however, is the octagonal breakfast nook. The poplar-framed windows look out over the spacious back yard, and sliding doors lead to the covered patio. It can t be emphasized enough this is the perfect kitchen for a busy family.
Just off the kitchen is a short hallway to the laundry room and a closet, as well as access to the two and a half car garage. The garage attic is accessible, and a perfect place for storing out-of-season items.
A powder room and a generous pantry are located between the kitchen and dining room.
The extra-wide staircase leads you to the upper level, where there are four bedrooms and two full baths.
The master suite boasts an impressive tray ceiling and fan, and a walk-in closet. The master bath has a garden tub with convenient step-down, double vanities, and a separate shower and water closet. There is also a handy linen closet in the master bath.
The remaining three bedrooms are quite sizeable, with ample closets and large windows letting in plenty of light. They share a full hall bath, and another large linen closet.
The home has a full basement. Because this is new construction, the home is not yet landscaped, and the builder, Gary Sloan, has made it clear that the new owner has a choice of wallpaper for the kitchen, breakfast nook, and all three bathrooms. The home is rated in the high 90s for energy efficiency.
The home at 10642 Shayni Lane is offered at $221,518. To make an appointment to see this home, call Trellis Homes at 419-536-4843, or stop by the model home in the Whitehouse Valley subdivision, which is open each Sunday.
2,127 Square Feet