Brimful of architectural details and multiple resort-style amenities, this uniquely livable mansion in Butler Twp. creates its own character while incorporating comfort into every part of its elegant design. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY KATHY TYLER

Brick 2-story renovated with character, style, resort amenities

COVER HOUSE: 4520 Hidden Hollow Trail

Nothing that pertains to comfort or aesthetically pleasing amenities has been overlooked during the renovation of the home and surrounding grounds at 4520 Hidden Hollow Trail in Butler Twp.

“It’s a little slice of paradise just waiting to be discovered by owners who appreciate all this property has to offer,” said Jeanne Glennon of Coldwell Banker Heritage, Global Luxury Division.

“You’re just minutes from town with the privacy of a nature preserve. With streams, woods, grassy knolls big enough for a soccer field, complete with walking and bike paths, you’re surrounded by nature with all the comforts of a five-star resort.”

In an outdoor setting of nearly 10 acres, the home offers about 8,668 square feet of living space. Co-agents Glennon and Felix McGinnis have listed it for $1,395,000.

The paved driveway curves through a tranquil setting with clusters of trees offering intermittent shade to grass-covered spaces. Inside the gate, formal landscaping complements the architectural details and enhances outdoor recreation and relaxation areas. Shapely shrubs fill raised flowerbeds contained by stone retainer walls at the front of the home. Terraced flowerbeds in the back yard extend vertically and horizontally for an exquisite expanse of perennials just beginning to bloom.

Inside the home, the stunning foyer features mahogany and glass double doors, parquet flooring and a spiral staircase.

Round columns mark the entrance to the living room, which sits under a coffered ceiling with a gas fireplace, stone mantel and marble hearth. Custom drapes shade the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Judges paneling embellishes the formal dining room, which benefits from transom-topped windows and padded linen wall coverings with arrangements of narrow beveled mirrors at each corner.

A coffered ceiling and full wainscoting enhance the library/office, which has its own fireplace.

Oak flooring, a long center island surfaced in walnut, granite work counters and custom cabinets define the deluxe kitchen. Appliances include a Thermador four-burner gas range and grill, Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer and a Miele dishwasher. Convection and microwave ovens and warming drawers are by Wolf.

The end counter incorporates a wet bar complete with Scotsman ice maker, wine cooler, bar sink and refrigerator drawers – all near the open central breakfast area and adjacent family room, with a wall of windows adding a wide view of rear patios, gardens and pool area.

French doors open to the four-season sunroom under a beamed cathedral ceiling. A stone fireplace adds warmth in cooler seasons, and tall windows provide a view of the in-ground saltwater pool and hot tub, paver patio areas, a pavilion with a domed ceiling and adjacent tiered gardens.

Off the laundry/mudroom is a second office with custom built-ins and a Palladian window. No one will rush through the extraordinary mudroom – it boasts quartz counters, space for two washer/dryer sets and herringbone tile flooring.

Sleeping quarters on the upper level include four guest bedrooms with private baths and the owner’s suite, where the luxurious bath features birdseye maple custom cabinets and millwork including an arched barrel-style ceiling with recessed lighting above the double vanity.

An additional makeup vanity is tucked into a separate alcove. An elliptically shaped porcelain soaking tub sits near a boxed window overlooking the terraced garden and thick woods beyond it. The walk-in closet features a packing station/bureau combination, a window seat and multiple organizer spaces.

The quality custom work of John Albrecht-Rhoads Estate Homes shines brilliantly in the so-called “man cave” on the upper level of the detached garage. “From the saltwater hot tub and pool to the 1,800-square-foot Albrecht-designed ultimate entertainment room with kitchenette, the countless amenities make this property appealing to all ages,” said Glennon. A coved tongue-and-groove sugar maple ceiling with uniquely designed sugar pine beams assures that the eyes of everyone in the room will be directed upward sometime during a visit. The stacked stone fireplace has a granite hearth. There is a fully equipped kitchen posing as a wet bar with an elongated granite-topped bar for seating.

And if all this were not enough, the finished full basements provides more amenities such as media and workout rooms, a cedar storage closet and a powder room.


  • Price: $1,395,000
  • Open house: NONE
  • Directions: From Interstate 75 north, take exit 64, go west on Northwoods Boulevard, north on Engle Road, right on Old Springfield Road, left on Frost Road, left on Hidden Hollow Trail
  • Highlights: About 8,670 sq. ft., 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 5 half baths, brick 2-story, finished full basement, built 1988, thoroughly renovated during past 10 years, granite kitchen with high-end appliances, second kitchen, 4 fireplaces, in-ground pool and hot tub, pool house, pavilion, pergola, 9.8 acres with landscaping, natural forest, walking paths, full finished lower level, attached 3-car garage, 1,500-sq.-ft.-entertaining center above detached 3-car garage, workshop, smart home, Lutron and security systems, well house for irrigation

For more information:

  • Coldwell Banker Heritage, Global Luxury
  • Jeanne Glennon or Felix McGinnis
  • 937-409-7021 or 602-5976

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