Comfort and spaciousness

Windows surround the breakfast room on 3 sides to take in the wooded view, and sliding glass doors open to the screened porch.
Windows surround the breakfast room on 3 sides to take in the wooded view, and sliding glass doors open to the screened porch.



2-story with finished walkout sits on wooded lot

Contributing writer

While remodeling can sometimes disturb the original intent of a custom-designed home, that is not the case with the brick two-story home at 2834 River Edge Circle in Sugarcreek Twp.

Here, current owners completed their many improvements with great thoughtfulness so that the interior floor plan integrates each change as though it were part of the original design.

Among the updates are the addition of a custom-designed window in the family room, the refreshing of exterior landscaping, completely remodeled kitchen and baths, and an elegant replacement of the front door.

Built in 1995 on a two-acre, wooded lot in the River Ridge II subdivision, the home offers nearly 5,100 square feet of living space.

Ed Gash of Coldwell Banker Heritage has listed it for $549,900.

“It’s a lushly landscaped two acres,” said Gash. “They planted dozens of trees. When entering the screened porch, it feels like you’re in a treehouse – a very quiet and serene setting.”

Under a wide archway the entrance porch leads to the front door, which announces understated elegance even before crossing the threshold.

“It’s a 42-inch solid mahogany front door,” Gash said.

Under an oversized transom mahogany side panels echo the door’s center panels, adding harmonious lines in tune with the style of the two-story entry. Sconces flank the door and a vertical clear-glass lighting fixture centers the ceiling. A two-directional staircase ascends to the upper level.

Crown moldings and a chandelier with beveled glass panels accent the open dining room, currently used as a music room.

Recently refinished hardwood flooring extends through the entry into the hall, the half bath and the walk area around the carpeted great room.

Wood moldings edge a tall plant ledge under the great room’s two-story ceiling. A wall of stacked windows in squares and rectangles integrates the wooded view as part of the interior décor.

Under-lighted solid cherry cabinets, miniature stone-tile backsplashes and granite counters attract attention in the kitchen.

“It’s a totally remodeled kitchen,” Gash said. “There is a beautiful flow in this granite grain.”

Hanging lights accent the center island, which has bar seating on one side and a four-burner gas range installed on the other side with a central griddle and a downdraft vent. Other stainless-steel appliances include the French-door refrigerator and the dishwasher.

A long buffet counter on the back wall incorporates an under-counter wine rack and a beverage refrigerator.

Windows surround the breakfast room on three sides to take in the wooded view, and sliding glass doors open to the screened porch, which has a bead board ceiling and treated-wood flooring.

Under a partial cathedral ceiling treatment in the family room, the custom-designed mantel with fluted posts extends upward to frame a large-screen-TV space. A window was added above that to allow more natural light.

Gash added, “It’s a fabulous gathering spot for family and friends. It’s a large room but with an intimate setting.”

A decorative border accents the tray ceiling in the main-floor bedroom suite, which has direct access to a private deck.

The bath offers a triangular jetted tub and an updated shower with corner seats in a separate room. There are two vanities, one with a makeup station. The walk-in closet has wraparound shelves, cubbies and cupboards.

The open staircase off the entry ascends to a loft area, which is currently used as an office. Two bedrooms on this level share the hall bath, which was remodeled with a raised vanity, floor-accent lighting, heated towel bar and glass-enclosed tub and shower. Nearby is a walk-in storage closet.

The carpeted lower level provides an open recreation room with plenty of space for a media/sitting area and game tables. At one end is an equipped wet bar with bar seating. Sliding glass doors open to the patio, where a staircase connects to the deck. Two extra rooms will accommodate a variety of uses such as extra bedrooms, workout space, office or crafts.


Price: $549,900

Directions: Ohio 725 east of Bellbrook, left on lower Bellbrook Road, right on Little Miami, right on River Edge Circle

Highlights: About 5,085 sq. ft., 5 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half baths, custom-built 1995, 2-story brick home, remodeled kitchen, finished walkout lower level with media/recreation/wetbar/exercise spaces, 2 decks, patio, 2-acre lot, fence, fire pit, attached 3-car garage, security system

For more information:

Coldwell Banker Heritage

Ed Gash

(937) 414-6337