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Palisades Paradise: Trendy and comfortable, these villas exude excellence


Home chefs will love cooking in this large, eat-in kitchen. Quality Kenmore appliances are included.


It’s OK to have a favorite – a charmer in the form of a stone and brick, three-bedroom villa capable of providing you with nearly every amenity you could want or need. Once across the threshold at any one of the villas at Palisades you will likely become partial to all they have to offer.

Consider the custom touches at the model villa. Entry to the large, tile-floored foyer is gained through decorative 6-panel double doors featuring an etched glass sidelight and overhead transom. Just ahead is the great room with its vaulted ceiling and soaring stone fireplace, and to your right is the spacious formal dining room where two gracefully arched casement windows under a vaulted ceiling look out over the professionally landscaped yard. Here, convenient crank-handles fold flush to allow widow treatments to fall properly. A graceful dark-bronze chandelier adds an elegant touch.

The dining room opens to the kitchen, where an abundance of Merillat cabinets in beautiful Sedona stain line the walls and are highlighted by rich granite countertops. Interspersed is the gleam of stainless steel appliances, including a Kenmore range, dishwasher, and microwave. An oil-rubbed bronze-colored Delta fixture with pull-out sprayer adds additional style.

Sunlight floods into a cozy breakfast sunroom, and the peninsula breakfast bar with frosted-glass pendants offers a pleasant setup for informal meals. A pass-through window to the great room keeps the cook connected to the conversation.

Nearby, a powder room boasts a beautiful white Kohler pedestal sink, chrome fixtures and lights, and a large oval mirror.

The master bedroom suite offers incredible amounts of space – including a private slice of the great outdoors seen through a sliding door that opens to a private, covered patio with recessed lighting. The attached private bath is detailed with ceramic medallion tiles and offers a deep whirlpool tub, low step-over shower, linen closet and a cavernous walk-in closet, complete with its own window. The cultured-marble counter features twin sinks and substantial cabinet space.

There are two additional large bedrooms, each with a ceiling fan and sizeable walk-in closets. A second full bath, with a spacious linen closet and honey colored maple cabinet, is conveniently located between the two bedrooms.

For laundry and tasks, the villa features a utility room with a deep sink, copious cabinets, and a waist-high folding area. A Bradford White 50-gallon hot water tank and an American Standard 95-percent-efficient gas furnace are tucked away behind easy-access doors.

Energy-efficient, low-maintenance Andersen casement windows with embedded grilles are featured throughout this home’s 2,150-square-foot floor plan. Plus, a two-car attached garage features 10-foot-high ceilings, an automatic door opener and a convenient side entrance.

What more could you want? How about nearly maintenance-free living that takes the worry out of lawn care and snow removal? In fact, the only thing missing at this luxurious retreat is you.

McCarthy Builder and Developers has several completed villas available in the 32-lot Palisades subdivision. The villa at 5346 Palisades Drive, the “Camarillo” model, is offered at $220,900. This villa appeals to nearly any taste, but check out the additional villas in the Palisades group. There are five different single-floor models with prices ranging from $189,900 to $238,900.

For more information or to schedule a private showing, contact Mark Kruse at (419) 270-8968. Also, you can tour the Villas at Palisades during open house hours from 1:00-4:00 today, Saturday or Sunday.

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