Classic white plantation shutters allow abundant sunlight into the formal parlor.
You would expect to find a home like this in Beverly Hills. After all, a movie star probably needs a swimming pool – or two.
Instead, this Georgian Colonial is tucked away in Ottawa Hills, where it awaits one very fortunate new owner. With more than 5,400 square feet of living space, the home is indeed a mansion.
A circular driveway curves in front of the home. The red brick exterior with black shutters and white pillars give a hint of the classical interior.
Inside, a wide foyer greets visitors. The floor is imported Italian limestone with a diamond accent. A staircase with a curved newel post leads to the second floor. This foyer acts as a center hall, typical of Georgian style homes, with most rooms leading off the center.
To the right, behind French doors, is the formal parlor. A wood burning fireplace is highlighted by a white wood mantel with dentil molding. Above the mantel, hang your favorite painting or photograph – a recessed light acts as a spotlight on the star of this space. White plantation shutters grace the windows, and a beautiful hardwood floor is underfoot. French doors lead to the formal dining room.
To the left of the foyer is the family room. This room is dominated by a large brick two-way fireplace. The tile floor and coffered ceiling add character to this room.
Walk around the fireplace to an informal dining area. With easy access to the kitchen, this is the perfect place for morning tea or after school snacks. A nearby window seat is a great spot to curl up with a book. A handy sink and dual dishwasher make cleanup easy.
The kitchen has lovely antiqued white cabinets topped with black granite. The kitchen has a total of three sinks, all with disposals and hot water dispensers. A Subzero refrigerator and Viking professional grade range stay with the home.
Lighting sets a mood, with recessed lights, a chandelier, and red pendant lights over the peninsula snack bar. The backsplash is white subway tile, with a decorative inset under the dramatic range commercial grade hood. Around the corner is a walk-in pantry.
The formal dining room is a showplace, with a coffered ceiling and walls. The entrance to the dining room is flanked by lighted display cabinets, with alcoves above to exhibit your treasures. One wall of the dining room is made of windows that look out to a covered porch. French doors at the back of the room lead to the indoor swimming pool.
The pool house is fantastic, with a large heated pool and spa. The walls are a beautiful cedar, and skylights admit sunshine and starlight. Classic palladian windows grace one wall; opposite are sliding doors to the patio – and another inground pool. The pool house also has a comfortable sitting area and a full bath.
Off the kitchen is a room with a classic black and white tile floor. It also opens to the patio, as well as to the Olympic-sized indoor racquetball/squash court. The glass wall can be adjusted to accommodate badminton and volleyball as well.
A circular staircase leads to another large room. This can be used as a family room or fitness center, and has large windows overlooking the court. A door here leads to a lovely outdoor balcony.
This wing of the home is connected to the rest via a sunny office. Pass through this space to reach the bedrooms.
The home has five bedrooms, including an impressive master suite with a marble-tiled dressing area and full bath. The builder was quite generous when it came to closets, and each bedroom has an abundance of storage. A balcony off the master bath is a romantic spot from which to view the property.
The home, built in 1983, boasts a full basement with two laundry rooms. Quality workmanship throughout the home is evident. It is in the Ottawa Hills School District, consistently rated among the best on the state.
This magnificent home at 2500 Hasty Road in Ottawa Hills is offered at $785,000 by Julie Fisher of ReMax Masters. The home will be open by appointment only by calling Julie at 419-343-8834.
Two Swimming Pools
Indoor Basketball Court
Ottawa Hills Schools