If you re seeking a home to satisfy your desire for a grand lifestyle in the country, this grand, blue and white Victorian homestead will more than fulfill your wishes.
As you drive east on Brown Road in Oregon, Ohio, you see a grand blue and white Victorian house, complete with a wrap-around porch and copulas. It sits on almost four acres of lush landscaping and has a gingerbread gazebo and an almost-an-acre pond, with deck and water slide. Outbuildings include a large, heated and air-conditioned, four-car garage, with a big workshop and spacious loft studio, and a kennel with runs.
In the front, brick pavers curve through the mature bushes, trees and perennials to a planked, wraparound porch and a leaded glass front door with sidelights. In the foyer, a beautiful octagonal stained glass window glows overhead, and an elaborate, etched crystal and brass chandelier hangs from the soaring ceiling. A majestic oak staircase dominates, and oak judges paneled wainscoting and hardwood floors complete the foyer.
The formal living room bays out with five windows looking out onto the porch. A classic period fixture drops from the tray ceiling. At the other end is a finely crafted, custom oak fireplace with green marble hearth. Deep crown and base oak molding adds to the elegance. A leaded glass mullioned door leads to a beautiful large room with bay windows that can be used as either the formal dining room, as it s right off the kitchen, or the family room. It has gorgeous oak bead board wainscoting, expansive molding, and a stamped tray ceiling.
A large room to the left of the foyer can serve as either a fifth bedroom or den. It has a full bathroom, appointed with oak vanities and walk-in shower, which is shared with the spacious kitchen. Along one wall of the kitchen is a built-in office area with desk and glass-door cupboards. A door opens to the stairs that lead to the finished basement. The laundry room, with cabinets, a fold-out ironing board and utility closet, leads to the two-car side load garage.
An L-shape snack bar/cook island with a Victorian finial pot rack above defines the traffic flow in the kitchen. The oak kitchen cabinets have up-lighting. Some of the upper cabinets have glass doors. Plus, an appliance garage and a microwave shelf allow for plenty of storage and work space. Windows over the porcelain double sink look out on the covered porch and to the gazebo and pond beyond.
The informal dining room, just off the kitchen, has bay windows offering the same view, as well as that of the outbuildings. There is a large built-in oak and glass breakfront. Doors open onto the expanded porch and deck.
Upstairs all three bedrooms have ceiling fans. There is a linen closet and a large bathroom in the hall. One bedroom has a bay window with a built-in storage-style seat on which to read or dream.
The master suite is splendid. The master bedroom alone is 21 by 16 feet and bays out with a double tray ceiling from which an oak ceiling fan with an uplit, Victorian lighting fixture drops. The views from the windows are spectacular. The master bathroom has a double vanity with Corian countertops. Brass and crystal wall sconces frame the mirror. Opposite, a door opens to a copious walk-in closet. A perfectly replicated claw-foot bathtub sits in the bay surrounded by windows. What a place to soak in a bubble bath, lighted by candles. A walk-in shower stall sits in the wall nearby.
The finished basement is fully carpeted and composed of three main rooms. The home theater/family room boasts a granite and natural stone fireplace with an oak mantel. There are also a huge billiards room and a deep room that s perfect for exercise equipment.
This property is more than a home; it s a wonderful lifestyle. Whatever your passions dogs, motorcycles, water sports, gardening, race cars this Victorian homestead will fulfill them.