Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018
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Our Featured Home of the Week


This home at 6846 Maumee-Western Road is offered at $769,900 by Danberry Realtors. For a private tour, contact Tony Bassett at 419-340-7843.


A 3-acre lake for swimming, fishing and jet skiing, a sand-court for volleyball, rolling hills for sledding and snowboarding, plus winding trails built for ATV and snowmobile fun. It s your own private paradise, nestled within a 20-acre woodland and there s still a 5000-square-foot luxury home to enjoy!

The home at 6846 Maumee-Western Road, within minutes of Maumee and Toledo, was built for family fun and entertaining. There s so much to do it s like going on vacation in your own backyard.

Visitors enter the grounds between brick pilasters along a winding drive that leads to the stone and shingle home atop a sloping hill. From here, a host of amenities spread across the 20-acre property. A 3-acre lake with dock and beach sparkles in the sunlight. A sand volleyball court awaits its next game. And lush woodlands encircle it all, home to a network of trails, ideal for dirt bikes, ATVs and snowmobiles. If you have children, you may never see them again! Unless it s from one of the home s 13 rooms, each with wide-open views of the surroundings.

Custom-built in 1970 as a builder s personal home, the 5000-square-foot house has undergone extensive renovation, particularly in the main living areas. We begin at the side entrance leading into the spacious sunroom. It s an appropriate place to start, since there s a feeling in the air that says, Make yourself at home.

A wall of Pella windows with enclosed mini-blinds stretches to the right, showcasing the lake. To the left, an entertainment/computer center hides pullout storage for CDs and DVDs. Overhead, bead-board paneling highlights the vaulted ceiling.

At the far end, you stop to gaze at the saltwater aquarium set into the wall separating this room from the rest of the house -- but the stunning kitchen and dining area draw you onward. This is the true heart of the home! Cherry cabinets line the kitchen, adorned with brushed-nickel pulls and frosted-glass windows lit from within. Stainless steel appliances, including a grill, griddle and overhead range hood inspire the best in any cook. A built-in china cabinet angles toward the dining space and granite-topped peninsula where diners can eat and chat with the host. All the countertops here are made of Antique Labrador granite that catches the light from abutting corner windows. Underfoot is a limestone tile floor inset with brushed stainless tiles -- the first of its kind in the state.

A delicate crystal chandelier hangs over the dining table, while a contemporary cherry wood railing with white spindles serves as an elegant backdrop and a pleasant place to view the vaulted great room below.

A stairway behind the china cabinet leads down to this soaring space. At the bottom, a billiard room with garden window and ceramic tile floors opens to the right. A wall of floor-to-ceiling windows sails away to the left. The view of that spectacular lake must fight for attention, however, with the wall-dominating cherry wood gas fireplace at the far end. Need more? A bar, plus a patio with hot tub just outside the French doors, make this space party-ready.

Off the great room is an exercise center, complete with mirrored walls, ceiling-mounted television and full bath. A utility room with updated HVAC system, water heater and air purifier is located nearby.

Upstairs, to the left of the great room overlook, is a music room. There s space here for a baby grand piano, right next to the bay window an ideal spot for listening. Next door is the foyer and main entrance with French doors and crystal chandelier. Beyond that is the welcoming master suite with full-bath, walk-in closet and deck. The bedroom adjoins a library with cozy bay window.

And you re not finished. A third story holds four more bedrooms three with walk-in closets, and two additional full baths. A bay window or outdoor Juliet balcony in each bedroom lets everyone enjoy the view.

Touches of elegance can be found throughout this home, such as the Blue Ice granite tile in the sunroom, double ceiling fan in the great room, and Kohler infinity sink in the elegant powder room. Functionality hasn t been forgotten either. A first-floor laundry and ample storage are strategically located around the house. Rounding out the tour are a two-car attached garage and heated/air conditioned pole barn, currently outfitted as a four-seasons games Mecca for electronic golf, hoops and slot-car racing.

Live here and you ll never need to get away again!

The home at 6846 Maumee-Western Road is offered at $769,900 by Danberry Realtors. For a private tour, contact Tony Bassett at 419-340-7843.


5 Bedrooms

4 1/2 Baths

Lofted Great Room

Gourmet Kitchen

20-acres of Recreation with Lake

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