Within Northwest Ohio, one of the most prestigious locales is Ottawa Hills, the village of upscale homes just west of Toledo. And within the village, one of the most coveted addresses is Brookside Road, the long street that winds throughout, from the University of Toledo to Central Avenue.
Our featured home is located at nearly the halfway point, at 3743 Brookside Road. A classic Tudor-style home, it has a full brick exterior and mullioned windows. The wood front door is rounded at the top, with a round window to accent it.
The door opens to a small foyer, with a guest closet to the left. Ahead, a staircase rises to the second floor. Beyond it is a powder room with a traditional black and white tile floor.
To the left is the living room. A large woodburning fireplace, with a tile surround and hearth, is the focal point of this room. Beautiful oak hardwood floors grace this room -- and most of the home. French doors at the far end of the room lead to the first of two sitting areas. With its built-in bookcases, it would make a cozy office or small library.
Beyond it is a keeping room, a homey space made even warmer by a woodburning fireplace. Cuddle up here with a good book, or warm up with a cup of cocoa on a chilly day. It is next to the slate-floored mudroom, an ideal place for the kids to leave their backpacks and snowy boots. Just outside is a large patio with built-in seating and flower boxes, as well as the two-car garage. The deep lot is a private space where your children can play with friends.
From the keeping room, it is just a step down into the impressive vaulted family room where a gas fireplace is surrounded by built-in cabinets. A wall of windows overlooks the backyard. On another wall, a door leads to yet another patio.
The family room is perfectly accessible to the large kitchen. White cabinets with brushed nickel hardware contrast nicely with the granite countertops and tumbled tile backsplash. In this home, where built-ins are key, the kitchen is no exception.
Double ovens and a bread warmer are built into one wall. A gas cooktop is built into one countertop; it is topped by a built-in microwave. The kitchen has space for a dining table, and a desk is built in as well. A stairway leads from the kitchen to the full basement, home to the laundry room, a playroom, and lots of storage space.
Off the kitchen, at the front of the home, is the formal dining room. A built-in china cabinet and a brass chandelier grace this space.
The second floor has four bedrooms, each with ample storage space. The first bedroom to the right of the stairs easily accommodates two sets of bunk beds. A full bath, resplendent in white tile, is next. A second room on this level is used as an office, but with two closets, could easily be a bedroom.
Next is the master suite. The bedroom itself is large, but even more impressive is the number of closets here: there are three double closets and one single, plus a built-in chest of drawers. The master bathroom is also quite generous, with a makeup table, a double vanity, and a large glass and tile shower.
The fourth bedroom has a double closet and a ceiling fan. The room is located close to the winding stairway to the third floor, a private space with a small bedroom and full bath.
This Ottawa Hills home offers so much: plenty of room, a plethora of storage space, an ideal location on a quiet street within walking distance to village schools, and one of the top school districts in the state. Come and see it before it gets away!
The home at 3743 Brookside Road is offered at $399,000 by Tony Bassett of The Danberry Company. It will be open this Sunday, December 6, from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment by calling 419-340-7843.
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