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Published: Friday, 7/25/2008

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The home at 1944 Colony Drive in South Toledo is an ideal starter home for a young family. With three bedrooms, a large backyard, and a full complement of new appliances, it is move-in ready.

This 1960s split level home has been updated for today s homeowner. The exterior is red brick and gold vinyl, with brown shutters and garage door. The long driveway is freshly-sealed blacktop it won t require maintenance for years.

Inside, the foyer boasts a generous guest closet and a beautiful slate tile floor. A built-in mail chute guarantees that you won t have to step outside in inclement weather to retrieve your letters and catalogs.

To the left is the great room. This large room has recently been re-floored in a dark wood laminate. A generously-sized window looks out over the front yard. The L-shaped room includes the dining room, where sliding glass doors let in plenty of light and lead to the big backyard.

The kitchen can be accessed through the dining room and the foyer. Beautiful oak cabinets with under-cabinet lights ring the room. Brand new black appliances by GE include a refrigerator, dishwasher, range, and built-in microwave oven. A pantry provides extra storage.

The counters are topped with a granite-look laminate, and a stylish backsplash features tile inserts. A sink over the window looks out over the backyard.

Near the kitchen is a handy powder room. Beyond that, and down a few steps, is the family room. This large space would make a perfect home office or kids playroom. With its large brick fireplace with raised hearth, it would even make a romantic place for snuggling together on a comfortable sofa and reading the Sunday paper.

A door here leads to the backyard patio. The backyard of this home includes many perennials, as well as ample space for a future swimming pool, swing-set, and backyard grill.

Off the family room is the two-car heated garage. A drain here means you can wash your car even in the middle of winter. Cabinets offer storage space, and a brand-new washer and dryer are located here.

Inside, a wide staircase rises from the foyer to the second floor. Two bedrooms are on the right. Both have large double closets with shelving. To the left is the full bath. A sizeable oak vanity with a makeup table graces one wall; on the other side is the bath with a new tile surround. A door leads to the master bedroom, also with a substantial double closet.

Pull-down stairs in the upstairs hall lead to a fully floored attic. A space above the stairs also provides attic access.

This home is located on a quiet, winding street with mature trees. The present owners, Calvin and Marge Buckmaster, have done a wonderful job updating this home. It offers the homeowner so much: new appliances; new, tilt-in windows; new flooring; a new kitchen; and a large lot. Don t wait! It will be sold to the highest bidder, regardless of price.


3 Bedrooms

1.5 Baths

Large Lot

Sells To Highest Bidder

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