Brick ranch sits on 1.6 acres, has oversized garage



3-bedroom home includes deck, patio, in-ground pool

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Tucked off the road on a corner lot, this brick ranch has spacious bonus rooms, an oversized two-car garage and sits on 1.6 acres.

Listed for $179,900 by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Big Hill, the ranch at 8042 Preble County Line Road in Clay Twp. has 1,900 square feet of living space. The 1.6-acre property includes a two-car garage with workshop space. The property also has extra parking pad, a storage shed, a privacy fence, a two-level rear deck and a concrete patio that surrounds the in-ground swimming pool, which needs some repair.

Recent updates include dimensional roof shingles, vinyl replacement windows and an electric heat pump in 2013. There are hardwood floors under carpeting, and the kitchen features oak cabinetry.

Formal entry opens from the lead-glass front door into a formal living room. The vinyl entry pad extends along a guest closet and ends at the kitchen. A hallway from the living room leads to three bedrooms and a full bathroom.

All three bedrooms have large sliding-door closets and overhead lights or ceiling fans. One bedroom has hardwood flooring. The full bathroom features a tub/shower with ceramic-tile surround and wall accents. An oak vanity has a single sink, and the bath has vinyl flooring.

Straight back from the entry pad is the U-shaped kitchen and an abundance of oak cabinetry, including three lazy Susans, a bottle rack and a peninsula counter that offers breakfast bar seating for two. A double sink is below a window, and the countertop has beveled, wood accents. Appliances include a range, dishwasher and refrigerator.

Sliding doors near the breakfast bar open to the laundry hook-ups and hide additional hanging cabinets. A patio door opens from the kitchen to a multi-level deck and the semi-private back yard.

A hallway off the kitchen leads to a half bathroom and ends within a bonus room currently set up as a dining room. The room has a rear picture window, a walk-in closet, hanging light fixture and partial paneled walls.

A family room accessible from the hallway has a bow window and a wood-burning fireplace. The fireplace is centered within a brick wall, and the raised hearth extends the length of the wall. There is a wood mantel above the fireplace and two artwork nooks within the brick wall. A door opens off the family room to a storage area, which also has the water softener and mechanical systems.


Price: $179,900

Directions: U.S. 40 west to north on Preble County Line Road, corner property

Highlights: About 1,900 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, 1 half bath, wood-burning fireplace, hardwood, laminate floors, living room, dining room, family room, vinyl windows, oversized 2-car detached garage, rear deck, in-ground pool, storage shed, well and septic, heat pump 2013, 1.6 acres

Jamie Day

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Big Hill

(937) 602-2761

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