Former Charles Kettering home has finest craftsmanship

This two-story Georgian house, built by Charles Kettering at 318 Glenridge Road, has about 8,300 square feet of living space within three levels plus a finished basement. The property also includes a 25-by-27-foot pool house, an in-ground swimming pool and hot tub, fire pit, fountain and a circular driveway.

Renovations over a few years blended the original craftsmanship with modern amenities and added outdoor entertainment to the 3.75-acre hillside property.

It is listed for $1,890,000 by Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtor,

PHOTOS: Luxury home built by Charles Kettering for sale

Inside, the house features much of its original woodwork, flooring and design with renovations made to bathrooms and kitchen that only enhances the decor.

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A grand foyer with open mahogany staircase with carpet running, antique light fixtures, and an arched window at the landing is the center of the home. A great room has been expanded from its original design to include a two-level wet bar with seating for five and surrounded by cherry woodwork and cabinetry. Some of the cabinets have bubble glass panels. A wall of cabinetry offers open bookcases and hidden media nooks and wainscoting accents walls and ceilings.

Off the foyer in the other direction is the formal dining room with fabric covered walls, a marble fireplace, crystal chandler, wide molding and wainscoting. Double doors open from the dining room into the kitchen and breakfast room. The breakfast room has four windows, a planning desk and access to a back staircase.

The kitchen is galley-style with two oversized islands, one with a granite countertop with prep sink and seating for six while the second has a butcher-block countertop. Antique white cabinetry fills all the wall space surrounding the appliances that include a sub-zero refrigerator with matching wood panels, a six burner gas cooktop, wall ovens and dishwasher. A double sink is below an arched window and a pantry has bubble-glass cabinet doors.

Off the kitchen and completing the circular floor plan is the sitting room or den with a corner fireplace.

Access to the three-car garage and hidden stairwell to the basement is from the kitchen. The basement has a full bathroom with walk-in shower, combination exercise room and game room with rubber floor, knotty pine wainscoting and built-in cabinetry, a second laundry room, and ends with theater room with a tray ceiling, accent lighting on dimmers, granite bar and platform seating. There is an unfinished room for storage and the mechanicals

The second level has five bedrooms, three full bathrooms and a laundry room. The main bedroom has a private bath with two single-sink vanities, a walk-in shower, window seat and entrance into a room-size walk-in closet with built-ins.

A door off the landing opens to a hidden staircase that leads to the third floor where there are two more bedrooms, a full bathroom plus a sitting room with a cupola, window nooks and built-ins.

A brick courtyard with wrought iron railing, gardens and trellis surrounds an in-ground swimming pool, separate in-ground hot tub and a pool house with an equipped kitchen and sitting area on one side and an entertainment room and two separate bathrooms on the other side.


Price: $1,890,000

Directions: Stroop to north on Overlook to right on Glenridge Road

Highlights: About 8,300 sq. ft., 7 bedrooms, 7 full baths, 1 half bath,

For More Information

Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtors

Felix McGinnis or Jeanne Glennon

(937) 602-5976 or 409-7021

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