This week s featured home, at 4913 Lake Breeze Lane in the Waterside community of Monclova, is a wonderful example of what Waterside does, and does so well. Beautifully appointed, the home not only offers every convenience, but it is Energy Star PLUS rated as well.
The exterior is red brick with accents in sturdy white vinyl. A covered porch and front door with sidelights welcome visitors. Inside, nine-foot ceilings in the foyer let you know instantly that this home has elegance to its core.
To the left is the first of two bedrooms. This room would also make a wonderful den or office, and with its cathedral ceiling, what a pleasant space to spend time in. A walk-in closet here offers plenty of storage space.
Off this bedroom, and accessible from the foyer as well, is a full bath. The raised vanity in the model sports a granite countertop; in this home, you are free to choose the types of countertops you wish to have in the bathrooms and in the kitchen. A ceramic tile floor in the bath looks beautiful.
A guest closet to the right allows you to be the perfect host, gathering coats and storing them easily and conveniently. Access to the two-car garage is here as well.
In the model home, French doors lead to a wet bar. Numerous wine racks allow you to easily store your collection here. Granite countertops, tiled walls and floor and plenty of storage make this an ideal spot for someone who enjoys entertaining. This room is an option; the standard use here is a walk-in closet.
Nearby is a built-in buffet, a wonderful place to store your large serving pieces or table linens. Straight ahead is the great room.
This octagonal room is quite bright, with large windows topped by transoms letting in plenty of light. Ceilings here rise 11 feet. A gas fireplace is anchored to one wall.
The marble surround and hearth are very attractive, as is the white wood mantle with detailed molding. Above the mantle is an alcove, the perfect place for your television or a vase of flowers.
The kitchen and dining area are all open to the great room. The dining area includes a chandelier to light your table. The kitchen has a very convenient layout, with everything you need close at hand.
What sets this space apart are the gorgeous Zodiac countertops, the 42-inch oak cabinets with crown molding, and the stainless GE appliances. A Moen faucet and stylish tile backsplash will make meal prep a pleasure.
Off the kitchen is the laundry room. Cabinets can store all your soaps, and a handy sink here is great for hand-washables. Of course, with the laundry room located here, there are no stairs to climb.
Off the dining room is the sunroom. Large windows look out over the back yard, and a mullioned door leads to the poured concrete patio. Imagine sitting here in warm weather, with the windows open and breezes wafting in!
Nearby is the master bedroom. A large, 13-by-18-foot room, the walls are topped by white crown molding. The master bath boasts a raised double vanity, garden tub, a glassed, walk-in shower, and a private commode. A large walk-in closet and a linen closet round out the suite.
Waterside offers the carefree lifestyle that most people dream of -- and with 500 homes built by the company since 2000, many people are realizing that dream for themselves. A clubhouse near the entrance to the community has a big screen TV, a gas fireplace, and generous seating.
A card room and exercise facility are also located here. Mullioned sliding doors lead to a large patio, and beyond that to the in ground pool, tennis courts and horseshoe pits. The use of the clubhouse is included in the association fees, as are landscaping, snow removal, and maintenance of common areas.
The home at 4913 Lake Breeze Lane in Monclova s Waterside community is offered at $201,670. The model homes are open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and weekends from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For an appointment outside of these hours, call 419-878-3596.