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Custom Villa, Amazing Price

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    Corner windows add natural light to this efficient kitchen.


Corner windows add natural light to this efficient kitchen.


With its charming downtown, good schools and lovely neighborhoods, Sylvania is a very popular place to live. One such neighborhood is The Villas at Palisades, just 2 miles west of downtown Sylvania.

This week’s featured villa home is a truly impressive model for the neighborhood.

The home at 5353 Palisades Drive boasts 2,135 square feet – a large amount of space that feels even larger, thanks to high ceilings and wide hallways.

A side load garage adds to the spacious look of the home. The exterior is clad in brick and vinyl. A poured concrete walkway leads to the front door, with a lovely brick rosette. The front is fully landscaped.

Surrounding the painted six-panel front door are beautiful etched glass sidelights and a clear transom. These windows allow plenty of light into your foyer, while maintaining your privacy.

Inside, the eye is immediately drawn upward to the nine-foot ceilings. A ceramic tile floor underfoot is ideal for our snowy and rainy days.

To the left is a generous formal dining area. A brushed nickel chandelier provides illumination.

The dining room is open to the great room. A tray ceiling emphasizes the importance of this gathering space. A gas fireplace with a beautiful marble tile surround and a raised hearth anchors one wall.

Off the great room is the kitchen. An area for informal dining enjoys light through a sliding door leading to the poured concrete patio, and from the chandelier overhead. The work area is impressive, with granite countertops, stainless appliances and 40-inch up-per cabinets topped with crown molding. A peninsula snack bar offers a spot for guests to visit with the chef before dinner.

The cabinets are birch, with a saddle finish. The color works perfectly with the Tropic Brown countertops, ceramic floor and the white wood trim. The sink is in the corner of the kitchen, beneath two windows offering outdoor views. Nearby, a double-door pantry holds all your foodstuffs.

A hall from the kitchen leads to a powder room, the two-car garage, and a large laundry room. Hookups are here for your washer and dryer, along with a wealth of cabinets topped by a long counter that is ideal for laundry folding and craft work.

At the other end of the home is the sleeping wing. The sunny master suite includes a tray ceiling with a white fan. In the master bath, a large garden tub offers a quiet place to soak away your cares. A glass block window above allows in plenty of light while ensuring your privacy.



Dual vanities, in white wood with white cultured marble tops, make this a convenient shared bath. An artfully crafted step-in shower with seat is tiled to match the tub surround. A large walk-in closet completes the space.

Two more bedrooms in this wing share a hall bath. Each bedroom has its own walk-in closet – this home boasts a lot of storage space. A closet in the hall houses the home’s mechanicals and room for additional storage.


3 Bedrooms

2.5 Baths


Low-maintenance villa lifestyle

Gourmet kitchen

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