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Published: Thursday, 8/14/2008

Featured Home of the Week

Some people like the hustle and bustle of urban living, waking to the sounds of traffic and falling asleep at night with city lights just outside the window.

Others prefer the bucolic countryside, falling asleep to the sounds of crickets chirping and waking to sunshine streaming in through the window, unimpeded by neighboring buildings.

If you are one of the latter, read on. The home at 10639 Shayni Lane in Whitehouse, Ohio, is awaiting a new owner.

This home, in the Whitehouse Valley neighborhood developed and built by Trellis Homes, offers so much for the homebuyer seeking a suburban paradise. The large lot accommodates a side-load garage and plenty of room to play in the back yard. Quality Anthony Wayne Schools are nearby.

And that s before you even step inside.

A long, poured concrete walkway leads from the driveway to the front door, nestled under a sheltering porch. Inside, the door s sidelights let in plenty of natural light but you ll want to turn on the lovely chandelier in the evenings. Its light will not only illuminate the foyer, but will shine out through the foyer s second-story window. A plant ledge by this window is a great place to display precious objects.

A wide staircase rises from the foyer. To the right is the living room, and beyond that, the formal dining room. Straight ahead from the foyer is a short hall that ends in the kitchen. Off the hall is the laundry room, a guest closet, a powder room, and access to the 2 car garage.




The kitchen is quite spacious, with oak cabinets topped by crown molding. The white Kenmore appliances help keep the kitchen light and bright, and a dappled countertop looks like stone. The center island is lit from above by a trestle pendant light. A huge pantry and planning desks nearby are regular features of Trellis homes. Behind one door are the stairs to the partial basement.

Informal dining takes place in the kitchen s sunniest spot, thanks to the adjacent sliding doors. A brushed nickel chandelier hangs above the spot where your table will go.

One of the nicest features of this home is the family room, right off the kitchen. A step down makes a nice boundary for this generous space, carpeted in easy-wearing Berber. A gas fireplace with a marble surround and a deep oak mantel anchors the room, and a ceiling fan overhead helps to keep things comfortable.

This home has such an ideal layout for a family. Imagine getting dinner ready in this spacious kitchen while one child does homework at the table and another plays in the family room.

On the second floor, the handrail of the staircase becomes a balcony overlooking that soaring, two-story foyer. Three bedrooms up here each have double closets with sliding doors. They share a linen closet and a full bath.

The master suite is quite impressive, with a double tray ceiling and large ceiling fan. The master bath includes a garden tub, a private commode, and a walk-in shower with two molded seats. A large vanity in oak is topped by durable, attractive cultured marble. A linen closet nearby provides extra storage.

The Whitehouse Valley neighborhood is young and still growing. Future plans include park areas and walking trails. Trellis Homes, developer of Whitehouse Valley, has been in business for more than 30 years. They offer a five-year unlimited warranty on the basement, and a one-year builder s warranty. Plat II is now open and ready for building contracts. Five homes here are already completed, and 20 lots are still available.


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