Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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Our Featured Home of the Week

The best thing about the home at 7809 Moon Lake Drive may be what s outside: the lake itself. Long and peaceful, and somewhat unexpected in this part of Northwest Ohio, Moon Lake is one of three bodies of water in Hidden Harbour, a neighborhood of lovely homes in Holland.

Views of the lake from the home can be had from the great room, breakfast room, master bedroom, and best of all, the patio and adjacent deck. A small island on the lake is home to a graceful gazebo, making quite a pretty picture in any weather.

The home itself is a showplace. The exterior is clad in brick, stone and stucco, with oversize carriage lights. A large porch here would easily accommodate a pair of comfortable chairs. A deep wood door provides a nice contrast to the lighter colors used on the exterior.

A two-story foyer, dominated by a dramatic chandelier, greets visitors. A deep, rich cherry wood floor is underfoot.

To the right, behind French doors, is the office. Tall white wainscoting adds to the classicism of this space. A beautiful chandelier, similar to the one in the foyer, descends from the vaulted ceiling.

To the left of the foyer is the dining room. A black wrought iron chandelier and wide crown molding, painted white, emphasize the formality of this space.

Just off the foyer is a powder room, a perfect place for guests to freshen up. This room, with its tile floor and granite countertop, is a jewel.

The great room, straight ahead, lives up to its name. The height of the two-story room is emphasized by an elaborate ceiling fan that is as much sculpture as fan. Large windows look out to the patio and the lake beyond; they are topped by an equal-sized transom. A gas fireplace includes a tile surround and raised hearth, a white wood mantel, and a black wrought iron insert.

Nearby is the spacious kitchen. A large island in the center offers ample workspace, as well as extra storage. The- deep cherry wood on the island is a sharp contrast to the bisque glaze on the kitchen cabinetry, but the divergence works perfectly. Amber pendant lights hang above the island, and the granite countertop forms a snack bar on one side; glass display shelves are located on either side of it.

Like the kitchen cabinets, the refrigerator and range hood are also clad in a creamy bisque glaze. A tile backsplash behind the Kitchenaid six-burner stove contains decorative metal inserts.

Just off the kitchen is the octagonal breakfast room. Windows ring the room, providing more of those wonderful views. A verdigris chandelier hangs from the peaked ceiling. Sliding doors nearby lead to the large, decorative patio and the composite dock.

A back hall off the kitchen brings one to a laundry room with a long counter, cabinets and a sink; a closet; and the two-car garage.

Off the great room is the spacious master bedroom. Mullioned sliding doors lead to the patio, and offer a stunning view of the lake. The master bath includes a raised double vanity, topped by unpolished granite. A jetted tub here is surrounded by tumbled tile, which is also used in the flooring. A glass, step-in shower, a private commode and a large walk in closet with built-ins completes the space.

The staircase to the basement is off the kitchen. The finished basement would make a perfect rec room, as the present owner uses it, or a media room. A half bath on this level is quite convenient.

The second floor of the home includes three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a bonus room and a sitting area that over looks the great room. The bonus room is a large, L-shaped space with a diamond window. Two of the bedrooms are located in one half of the second floor; the third is tucked away on the opposite end. With its own bathroom, it makes a wonderful guest suite.

With its waterfront location, large public rooms and refined details, this home is perfect for entertaining. Imagine holding your holiday parties here, in your own home.



4,200 Square Feet

5 Bedrooms

5 Baths

Springfield Schools

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