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Published: Thursday, 8/31/2006

Our Featured Home of the Week

The home at 2370 Waterford Village Drive is offered at $689,000 by Marcia Rubini of Re/Max Preferred Associates. The home will be open this Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment by calling 419-870-2009. The home at 2370 Waterford Village Drive is offered at $689,000 by Marcia Rubini of Re/Max Preferred Associates. The home will be open this Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment by calling 419-870-2009.
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The regal home at 2370 Waterford Village Drive in Sylvania is a stately example of masterful building. And it should be it is the builder s own home, full of upgrades and amenities. Come and see this bright, beautiful, six bedroom home while it is still on the market!

There are those of us who have always dreamed of living in a French chateau or an English manor home. We see ourselves gliding from one room to another, past tall, mullioned windows, through even taller doorways.

And then the phone rings, and you re back in your everyday life, wondering if you should replace the dishwasher or just move, already, and give the new owner a home warranty and let them deal with it.

Move, already. With still-low interest rates and more sellers than buyers, your dream home could be closer than you think. Much closer than England or France, at least. Perhaps even in this week s feature home, 2370 Waterford Village Drive in Sylvania.

This beautiful home is just six years old, but the mature trees and gracious landscaping give it the feel of a much more mature home on the outside. Inside, everything is updated, but still, with a distinctly traditional feel.

Enter through the front door and one is immediately drawn to the beautiful, wide stairway straight ahead. The stairway winds to the second floor, creating a balcony overlooking the first. To the left of the foyer is the formal dining room, with a rounded palladian window, a unique ceiling treatment, and a closet for storage. To the right, behind tall French doors with beveled, mullioned windows, is a classic office. With deep cherry built-in bookcases and a dark green grasscloth wall treatment, this very formal room exudes a professional ambiance.

Just past the office are a powder room and guest closet, and the entrance to the family room. An angled wall with custom entertainment cabinet on one side and a lovely window seat add interest to the room, as does a see-through fireplace with granite surround.

The kitchen is next, and it is a wonderful space. On one side is that see-through fireplace here, with a tile surround and white mantle. The same tile graces the backsplash, above the granite countertops and below the distressed cherry cabinets. Slate floors cover the kitchen, informal dining area and adjoining sunroom. The range hood is cleverly concealed by the same cherry as the cabinets, and a center island is lit by large pendant lights. A short hall between the kitchen and dining areas is lined with niches to display your favorite art, and a pantry is nearby.

A back hall leads to the three and a half car heated garage with fourth storage bay, the utility room with five built-in lockers, a closet, and a seat for pulling off boots in the winter.

Upstairs, the patterned carpet leads you past the white and cherry balusters to the second floor, where two art niches showcase your favorite pieces. A skylight at the top offers natural light. Ahead, behind beautiful double doors, is the master suite.

A triple tray ceiling highlights this opulent space. There is a walk-in closet directly off the bedroom, and a second one off the master bath.

The master bath has a tiled floor, and two separate vanities. A large whirlpool tub is positioned under eight windows; its cultured marble and cherry surround blend perfectly with the vanities nearby. There is a step-in shower with a seat, two separate shower heads, and a separate water closet. Located in a second closet within the master bath are a washer and dryer making laundry seem less of a chore.

Across the hall from the master suite is the first of the five remaining bedrooms. This one boasts a tray ceiling decorated with clouds on a blue-sky background. The room shares a Jack and Jill bathroom with the bedroom next to it. The bath has a window seat, two vanities, a linen closet, and a door to keep the tub and stool private.

The next bedroom has a deep tray ceiling and a small loft. A built-in desk and shelves create a delightful study area.

The third bedroom would make an excellent guest suite, as it has its own private bath with shower. Located under the eaves, it has a tall ceiling with two fans and a walk-in closet.

The fourth and fifth bedrooms each have tray ceilings and walk-in closets. The rooms are connected by a Jack and Jill bath with a pine double vanity, tiled floor and laundry chute to the utility room. Like the other, it has a privacy door for the tub and stool.

Downstairs, the lower level is completely finished, with a media room with a rear-projection large screen television, a recreation area with a wet bar, a full bath, and an exercise room. A sweet playroom with a mural of Fort Myers Beach and a window completes this fabulous home.

The builder, Buckeye Specialty Homes, has left no detail overlooked. And with good reason it was an entry in the HBA Fall Parade of Home in 2000 and is the builder s own home.

The home at 2370 Waterford Village Drive is offered at $689,000 by Marcia Rubini of Re/Max Preferred Associates. The home will be open this Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment by calling 419-870-2009.



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