Brick ranch’s addition creates new bedroom suite



Series of renovations includes updated kitchen, roof

Contributing Writer

An addition to the back of this brick ranch not only added more living space but also gave the house some versatility to the floor plan.

Listed for $198,500 by Lyle Bixler Realty, the house at 3 Northmoor Drive has about 2,030 square feet of living space. The house is located within the Northmoor subdivision, north of downtown Arcanum. The house sits well off the street with a concrete driveway. The back yard is accented by a corral fence and has a storage shed and raised flower garden.

Renovations made to the house started about five years ago with changes made to the exterior, including an insulated garage door, gutters and the roof. A 50-gallon water heater was installed in 2016 as were updates to the kitchen, including a sink, countertops and a tile backsplash.

In 2017, the addition was built to the back of the house and was designed to be the main bedroom suite with a walk-in closet, a full bathroom and a bedroom with a cathedral ceiling and sliding patio doors that lead to the back yard. The design allows for some versatility as the room could be a recreation room or family room. There is an arched window as well as the patio doors.

The cathedral ceiling is accented by a wood beam and has two ceiling paddle fans and a hanging light fixture. A wall is accented by barn wood, and the flooring is wood laminate.

The guest bath was taken down to the studs and renovated in 2018. The guest bath, located off the main hallway to the original bedrooms, has a walk-in, ceramic-marble shower, an elevated bureau with solid-surface sink, polished granite flooring and updated light fixtures and mirror. Barn wood accents the walls.

Earlier this year, new air conditioning was installed. Insulation was added to the attic and spray-foam insulation to the exterior walls.

Formal entry opens into the original living room with a wood-laminate entry pad and updated neutral carpeting that continues down the main hallway. Three bedrooms and two full bathrooms are located off the hallway. The back bedroom was the original main bedroom and has a private bathroom, which features a ceramic-tile, step-in shower, a single-sink vanity and tile flooring.

Accessible from the living is the kitchen and dining area. The kitchen has a U-shaped design with the sink below a window. The updated countertops include a peninsula counter that has storage and breakfast seating. Appliances include a range and refrigerator. The dining area has a picture window that looks out over the back yard.

Partial walls with painted wood caps separate the dining area from the original family room, which is a step down. A door opens from the family room to the oversized, two-car garage. Another door opens into the laundry room, which has built-in storage cabinets and closet space. The third door opens to the addition, which has a hallway ending into the bedroom.

The full bathroom has a tub/shower and single-sink vanity, tile flooring and built-in shelves within the painted brick wall. Across the hallway is the walk-in closet with built-in organizers.


Price: $198,500

Open house: June 28, 1-2:30 p.m.

Directions: North on Ohio 49 to west on Alternative Route 49 into Arcanum, North Main Street to Northmoor Drive

Highlights: About 2,030 sq. ft., 3-4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, updated bathroom, addition 2017, updated flooring, water heater 2016, air conditioning 2019, living room, family room, spray-foam insulation, storage shed, 2-car garage, updated overhead door

For more information:

Lyle Bixler

Lyle Bixler Realty

(937) 692-5139

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