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Featured Home of the Week

Harbor Bay Estates offers the lifestyle you ve dreamed of

A sign on the patio of this week s featured home sums up the entire experience: If you re lucky enough to live by the beach, you re lucky enough.

The homes by the beach in Harbor Bay Estates in Marblehead, Ohio, offer more than your typical summer cottage. Much more.

The attached villas in this gated, waterfront community offer every amenity. The home featured here is a prime example. The front door with sidelights welcomes visitors into a beautiful, soaring foyer; the door s high transom admits beautiful natural light. To the left is a niche for your obets d art, lighted to display them to perfection.

A short hall to the left of the foyer leads to a guest closet and a powder room, the two-car garage and, behind a pocket door, the laundry room. The powder room is a jewel box, with an antique-look vanity with a granite top.

Rising from the foyer is the grand staircase to the second floor. Wrought iron balustrades support an oak railing; decorative birdcage twists add flair.

To the right of the foyer is the formal dining room. A 13-foot ceiling here is highlighted by a triple tray medallion from which hangs a beautiful chandelier.

The kitchen features gorgeous cabinets with an antique bisque glaze. Granite countertops add a dark counterpoint, with a tumbled stone backsplash bringing it all together. A wide peninsula snack bar is perfect for informal dining and looks out to the great room. While stainless appliances are pictured here, the new homeowner may have the appliances of his choice: the developer provides an appliance allowance.

The great room lives up to its name. A tall, two-story room, it is where the entertainment happens. A gas fireplace with a stone surround and raised hearth grace one wall. On another, a Juliet balcony looks down over the room. But the high point of this room has to be the view. The far wall features sliding doors topped by high transoms, making the wall seem nearly transparent and showing off that beautiful view of Sandusky Bay.

Venture through the sliders onto the large, poured concrete patio. The sound of the waves instantly puts you in a better frame of mind. This, truly, is the life.

Off the great room is the master suite. The ceiling of the master bedroom includes quoined ceiling corners and a tropical-looking fan set into a round medallion. The bedroom offers a spectacular view of the lake.

The master bath is a showplace, with a double raised vanity with a black granite countertop. A jetted tub and step-in glass shower with tumbled tile add to the distinctiveness of this room. A private commode and a linen closet are situated behind a pocket door, and a large walk-in closet is nearby. A tile chair rail around the room adds to the ambiance.

Upstairs are three bedrooms and a full bath. The first bedroom, to the right as you come up the stairs, has a number of interesting features. First, the room includes two French doors that open to the aforementioned Juliet balcony. Leave these open to the view of the lake through those large transoms, or close them for privacy; this is, after all a bedroom, complete with its own built-in bed!

The other two bedrooms on this level each have ceiling fans and double closets. The far bedroom boasts a vaulted ceiling. All of them share a fabulous hall bath, including a slate tile floor, a double raised vanity, and exotic black granite countertop.

While many of the home s features described here are options, many are standard: tile floors in the kitchen and baths, the jetted tub in the master bath, and so much more.

The Harbor Bay development offers so much to homeowners. A clubhouse with private pool has recently been completed, and a deep water marina accommodates vessels from 35 feet to 50 feet.


4 Bedrooms

2.5 Baths

Waterfront Property

Beautiful Standard Features

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