Much of what you see in this week s Featured Home will make your eyes twinkle. But it s the details you don t see that may make you truly merry, such as space for a workroom in the garage; sound-proofing in key rooms; and low-E Argon-filled windows. Make this wonderful home a holiday gift to yourself!
In the hustle of holiday festivities, there s one place you shouldn t miss: the home at 7922 Winterbourne in Monclova. It just might be the gift you give yourself! Crafted by Bill George Fine Custom Homes, this property in Winterbourne Station comes wrapped in surprises.
It starts before you enter. Thick sod cozies up to the red-brick exterior an unexpected touch in an era of power-seeding. And other details enhance the home s good-looks, too, such as black shutters, mullioned windows, a pillared entry and upgraded ornamental landscaping. A scroll-cut walkway invites you forward. (And another leads to the side-entry of the garage, an extra seldom found in new construction.)
Inside, the surprises continue. A soaring two-story foyer, floored in warm wood and topped with a brushed-nickel chandelier, opens to the living areas. To the right is the dining room with another platinum-hued chandelier, a look that is repeated throughout the house in all the fixtures and hardware. To the left is the living room with elegant crown molding and French doors leading to the family room. This is an especially nice feature that keeps the areas open to each other, but allows them to be closed off when privacy is desired. Pay close attention to the detailed trim-work; wood rosettes finish the corners of all doors.
Straight ahead from the foyer is the combination family room-kitchen. A corner gas fireplace with Heatilator holds pride of place here, leaving plenty of wall space for your entertainment center. A dinette area is ideal for family meals, as is the breakfast peninsula adjoining the open country kitchen. Mullioned sliders off the dinette lead to an oversized patio with stamped-concrete detailing.
In the kitchen proper, counters and cabinets fill three walls, punctuated by ultra-steel appliances offering the sophistication of stainless without the polishing! Granite-look laminate countertops aren t just beautiful to see, but interesting to touch. A soft agate embossing adds texture. Other surprises include under-cabinet lighting, a double-wide pantry with interior light, and cabinets with pullout shelves. A laundry room offers more of those functional cabinets, as well as a utility sink with a drying shelf above. Convenient to the living areas is a delightful powder room, decorated in rich brown and featuring a pedestal sink and hardwood floor. Steps away is a three-car attached garage, with the third space located at the back ideal for a workspace. Downstairs is a semi-finished basement that has been fully painted, partially carpeted and plumbed for a bath. Move in that ping-pong table and let the good-times begin!
With so much living space at your disposal, it will be difficult to go to bed. But when you do, you ll love what you find. A white-spindled oak stairway in the foyer leads to three bedrooms and a master suite. The children s rooms feature mullioned windows, large closets and ceiling fans. A full bath with double sink is located nearby. For mom and dad, a luxurious master suite awaits! The bedroom is a rich cocoa brown, topped with a dramatic vaulted ceiling and paddle fan. Two large mullioned windows would frame a king-size bed. Want a fireplace? It would fit perfectly here, with space left over for all your furniture. A walk-in closet holds a multitude of clothes if you can drag yourself away from the bathroom to get dressed! A corner jetted tub, skylight, separate his-and-hers sinks with rope-edge detailing, a built-in vanity and a large step-in shower are just some of the amenities.
And these are the extras you can see. There are also tilt-in windows for easy cleaning; and a Carrier furnace, low-E Argon-filled windows and R-45 insulation in the second-floor ceilings for fuel savings. Don t forget the soundproofing in the bathroom walls, laundry room and master suite. Peace and quiet is more than a wish in this well-appointed home.
Don t wait. See it now. This holiday gift begs to be opened before December 25!
Offered by George Development Fine Custom Homes, the home at 7922 Winterbourne is listed at $284,900. It is open for viewing tomorrow and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Take Monclova Rd. to Waterville Monclova Rd. Turn left on Black Rd. and watch for the Winterbourne Station sign. For a private tour, call Bill George at 419-867-1799. Additional photos of this home are online at toledoblade.com/homes.
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