Impeccable improvements

  • Lena Lonigro
12:00 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 Life
In the great room, earth-toned stone blocks in various shapes create the fireplace facing. Tall windows with transoms provide a plenty of natural light and a nature view.



Stylish updates enhance like-new, 5-bedroom home

Contributing writer

Owners have established a stylish emphasis for indoor and outdoor living at their custom-built home in Washington Twp. They added several upgrades before moving in seven years ago and continued to make substantial improvements every year thereafter.

Todd Grandin, member of the Jon Murray Group at BH&G Real Estate Big Hill said, “All the improvements after the home being custom built make it better than new.”

Built at 10105 Yearling Run with more than 5,110 square feet of living space, the home is listed for $625,000.

Decorative wrought iron with a leaf motif protects the front-door glass insert. Matching sidelights echo the insert’s “cracked ice” glass design to provide privacy while adding daylight to the entry. Wide-paneled engineered hardwood covers the entry floor and extends into other areas of the home.

Two columns mark the entrance to the open dining room, where the tray ceiling holds a contemporary chandelier.

French doors open to the office/study, which is enhanced with a cathedral ceiling and a double window with an arched transom.

Decorative wrought-iron spindles and a wood handrail edge the staircase to the upper level.

In the great room, earth-toned stone blocks in various shapes create the fireplace facing. Tall windows with transoms provide a plenty of natural light and a nature view.

“We like to entertain, so we were impressed with the openness of the floor plan, especially the dual staircases leading to the lower level and the walkout,” said one co-owner.

Centered between great room and kitchen, the open breakfast area benefits from a wide staircase descending to a landing surrounded by upper and lower windows and French doors to the patio.

Oversized cabinets with upper moldings frame the kitchen work space, where the center island and the counters are topped with “Crema Bordeaux” granite. Backsplash areas are covered with subway tile shapes with a subtle stone look. Stainless-steel appliances include a dishwasher, stacked wall ovens, a six-burner gas cooktop and a French-door refrigerator. Matching cabinets above the granite-topped buffet counter in the breakfast area incorporate a recessed microwave oven.

Near the laundry room and the exit to the three-car garage is a half-bath with a pedestal sink.

The main floor bedroom suite boasts a private entrance with a wall art niche. The bedroom sits under a deep tray ceiling.

In the bath, a jetted oval tub is angled into one corner and surrounded with ceramic tile. There are two separate vanities. Stone-look ceramic tile covers the walls of the walk-in shower. Laminate wood shelves are installed in the walk-in closet.

The upper level emphasizes openness with a versatile loft area that benefits from a wall of windows and a deep pan ceiling. Currently used as an office, this versatile space could serve as a recreation/family room or play area.

Three more bedrooms are on this level. One has a private bath with tub and shower while the other two share the hall bath, which has a double vanity in the anteroom and tub and shower in the second room.

The lower level is designed for recreation and entertaining but could serve as additional living quarters. “The walkout carries the open feel of the first floor to the downstairs, transforming it to a finished lower level as opposed to a basement,” the co-owner said.

Daylight windows in the recreation room face the outdoor living area.

Granite tops the seated bar and counters behind it. Other features such as a double sink, kitchen-grade cabinets, wine racks and spaces for full-sized appliances add the option of a second kitchen.

Another finished area adds storage space and a wine room installed with floor-to-ceiling bottle cubbies.

“It is wonderful to work for clients who have updated and maintained their home so meticulously,” said Grandin. “Our target buyer is the person who can see and appreciate the sellers’ hard work and love of the home.”


Price: $625,000

Directions: Ohio 48 south to left on Nutt Road, right on Yearling Run

Highlights: About 5,110 sq. ft., 5 bedrooms, 4 full and 1 half baths, built 2010, upgrades and updates, main floor bedroom suite, loft rec area, walkout lower level, bar, wine room, extended patio, built-in outdoor grill/fireplace, professional landscaping, attached 3-car garage

For more information:

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Big Hill

Todd Grandin

Jon Murray Group

(937) 248-1535