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Gracious Spaces: In Monclova's Crystal Ridge Neighborhood


The gourmet kitchen features lots of granite-topped counter space.


There’s a lot to be said for the turnkey approach.

In homebuilding, “turnkey” applies when the home is move-in ready on closing day. Everything in the home is in place: the appliances are there; the home is properly wired and plumbed; ceiling fans begin to whir at the flick of a switch.

All that’s waiting is your furniture.

The home at 6927 Southpine Ct. in the Crystal Ridge neighborhood of Monclova is just such a turnkey home.

A poured concrete drive and walkway lead to the home.

An attractive red brick front blends nicely with the tan vinyl siding and jet black shutters. A white front door beckons with its long sidelight.

Inside, the foyer is quite impressive, with ten-foot ceilings bordered by two-piece stained crown molding. The floor is a refined slate tile; a brushed nickel chandelier hangs above.

To the right is a guest bedroom. A double closet provides plenty of storage space. A full bath is adjacent to this room.

It features a white cultured marble counter atop a white wood vanity.

Also off the foyer is the staircase to the basement, which has a clean look with its finished drywall. The wood railing complements the crown molding. Wrought iron balustrades with a birdcage design add an elegant touch.

The foyer leads into the great room’s light and open space.

A gas fireplace is the highlight of this space; it features a white wood mantel with a granite surround and raised hearth.

Off the great room is the master suite. The bedroom includes a deep tray ceiling with a white fan and frosted bowl light. The ensuite master bath’s raised vanity is topped by white cultured marble; across from it is a low step-in shower with two seats. The space is completed by a generous walk-in closet. Nearby is a linen closet.

Across the great room from the master suite is the showplace kitchen. Beech cabinets with a chocolate glaze echo the crown molding in the foyer and great room. A pantry provides storage, and stainless appliances gleam silver against the black Uba Tuba granite countertops.

A peninsula does double duty as a snack bar and workspace. An undermount sink makes for easy cleanup, and the counter stretches to create a comfortable place to pull up a chair and enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning. It is illuminated by frosted pendant lights.

A dining area, open to the kitchen and great room, is lit by unobtrusive recessed lighting – a nice feature for those who may not wish to have a table in the center of this space.

Beyond the dining area is the inviting sunroom, set off by wide pillars. A vaulted ceiling with a fan adds to the airiness of the space, and the many windows around the room bring the outdoors in. A door here leads to the poured concrete patio with attractive stamped edging.

Past the kitchen is another bedroom. This one features a deep closet.

Beyond this bedroom is the mudroom area. Here you’ll find the entry to the two-car garage, where pull-down stairs lead to extra storage space. The mudroom area is also home to the laundry room, with hookups for your washer and dryer, and a coat closet.

The 1,750 square foot home was constructed by McCarthy Builders, one of the premier builders in Northwest Ohio. Brian McCarthy has more than 30 years of experience, and an impeccable reputation.

What are you waiting for? This turnkey home has everything you need!

The home at 6927 Southpine Ct. in the Crystal Ridge neighborhood of Monclova is offered at $209,900. Crystal Ridge villas are priced from the $150,000s, including lot. Stop by during a special open house today, Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., or by appointment by calling Joyce Allen at 419-360-1534. Crystal Ridge is located off Monclova Road, one and a half miles from St. Luke’s Hospital. Additional information, including floorplan layouts, photos, blogs and more, can be viewed at

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