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A Jewel of a Home at Emerald Lakes

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    This lovely island kitchen is open to the dining area. Both are open to the great room.

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    This comfortable sunroom employs a ceiling fan for cooling breezes.


This lovely island kitchen is open to the dining area. Both are open to the great room.


Downsizing doesn’t necessarily mean changing your lifestyle. In this home at 26243 Turnbridge Drive, you can have the single story living you desire, with many custom features that positively sparkle – and a loft for a bit of extra storage or living space.

The home, in the well-established Emerald Lakes neighborhood of Perrysburg Township, is another fine example of the work of McCarthy Builders and Developers. The company has been in business since 1988, and is a leader in the development and building of villa communities. Purchasers of McCarthy villas at Emerald Lakes enjoy a low maintenance lifestyle, with snow removal and lawn care handled by a homeowners association.

Tan brick and vinyl contrast with black shutters. A poured walkway leads to the covered front porch and the white front door with a single sidelight. Inside, one instantly notices the foyer’s oversized tile floor. The eye is drawn upward to a gleaming brushed nickel chandelier, and beyond that, to the two-piece stained crown molding finishing the 10-foot ceiling. This elegant foyer sets the tone for the rest of the home.

To the right is the first of three bedrooms. Equipped with a double closet, the bedroom is adjacent to a full bath, where a white vanity with a white cultured marble top provides storage. Nearby is the staircase to the loft area – a maple-stained railing held up by wrought iron birdcage balustrades.

The foyer opens to the great room. A gas fireplace boasts a polished granite surround and white wood mantel, and is flanked by large windows with transoms. Above, an eyeball light shines down on your artwork. The room is a comfortable space for entertaining, and is quite bright, thanks to the large windows and tall ceiling.

The kitchen is open to the great room. Visitors can chat with the cook at the island snack bar, which is also equipped with a sink. Frosted pendants hang above. Tall raised panel birch cabinets are stained a warm maple color, and contrast beautifully with the Kenmore stainless appliances. The backsplash is tumbled tile with a glass tile accent in a diamond pattern. A large pantry provides storage.


This comfortable sunroom employs a ceiling fan for cooling breezes.


Adjacent to the kitchen is the dining area. Beyond it, set off by classic pillars, is the sunroom. The vaulted ceiling with fan offers a bright and airy feeling, and is complemented by the windows on three walls of the room. A nearby door leads to the poured concrete patio.

Off the kitchen is a bedroom that would make a perfect office. Also nearby are the laundry room, a coat closet, and the two car garage. Pull down stairs in the garage lead to an eight foot by 20 foot floored attic.

On the other side of the great room is the master suite. A deep tray ceiling here inspires romance. The ensuite bath includes a raised white vanity with a white cultured marble top, a step-in shower, and a generous walk-in closet.

The staircase off the foyer leads upstairs to the loft area. This open space, built under the eaves of the home, can be used for extra storage, or as a playroom, a guest room, an office, or even a media room. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.


3 Bedrooms

2 Baths

Loft Area

Island Kitchen

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