Southern Colonial styling adds a special charm to the two-story brick home at 327 Skyland Drive in Beavercreek Twp.
White round columns edge both levels of the two-story front porch. Perched on the rooftop above the upper porch/balcony three dormer windows add natural light to the third-level floored attic, which could be finished for additional living space.
Karen Ollier of Irongate Inc. Realtors said, “You can finish the third story and gain three more bedrooms.”
Or maybe an art studio, a crafts room or a work-at-home space? Whatever one’s lifestyle needs, there is versatile space in this home to meet them.
Ollier said that owners completed several recent updates. Earlier this year, new wood flooring was installed in the family room, den and kitchen.
“The kitchen also has new granite counters, a stainless-steel hood and appliances, tile backsplashes and an island – all done in 2018 – and the roof was replaced in 2017,” she said.
With the lower level this home has more than 7,000 square feet of finished living space.
It is listed for $849,900.
“The front porch is magnificent,” said Collier.
Its bead board ceiling holds two paddle fans to keep breezes flowing.
Double doors open into the wide foyer, where walls are faux-painted, and two cascading staircases edged with ornamental metal railings connect at the top across an open walkway. Large ceramic tile covers the floor centered with a decorative border in smaller tile.
Wide-panel wood flooring complements the Tuscan color scheme in the formal living and dining rooms, which flank the foyer. A walk-in closet in the dining room has built-in shelves for storing dinnerware.
A butler’s pantry connects to the updated kitchen, where oversized cabinets surround the work space along with granite counters and tile backsplashes. The center island offers bar seating. Stainless-steel appliances include an induction cooktop, stacked wall ovens, dishwasher and French door refrigerator.
The open breakfast area is set in a wide bay with wood-framed glass doors to the deck. A half-wall separates the great room and holds a two-sided fireplace to benefit both areas.
Under a two-story ceiling two walls of windows add natural light to the carpeted great room, which has a back staircase to the upper level.
A designer vanity enhances the guest bath. The nearby laundry room will keep its washer and dryer.
Wide-slat blinds shade the large windows in the main floor bedroom suite. Organizers wrap around its walk-in closet. The private bath has a raised vanity and a step-in shower with corner seats.
Owners may choose to use the main floor bedroom suite or a second suite on the upper level, where three rooms connect as bedroom, bath and workout room. Under a tray ceiling, the bedroom benefits from tall windows and a two-sided raised fireplace, which does double duty in the adjacent bath above the jetted tub.
Ceramic tile covers walls in the oversized step-in shower. Dual vanities are set in separate alcoves with large wall mirrors. Two walk-in closets flank the hall into the exercise room.
Two bedrooms on this level share a central bath with a step-in shower. There is direct access to the upper front balcony. The fourth bedroom is placed near the hall bath, which has a tub-and-shower combination.
On the carpeted lower level, a versatile open gathering space accommodates game tables and an alcove for a large-screen TV in the sitting area. Double doors open to the outdoors for access to the in-ground swimming pool.
The full bath has a step-in shower. An unfinished room used for storage has above-ground glass-block windows.
The backyard ends at a field that enhances the deck view. Concrete tile is used for the wide walk-around and patio space near the pool. Complementary landscaping accents the stone waterfall, which cascades into one end of the pool.
“The back yard is a play yard for both adults and children,” said Ollier.
HERE’S THE DETAILS
Directions: Interstate 675 north, east on Wilmington Pike, left on South Alpha Bellbrook road, left on Skyland Drive
Highlights: More than 7,000 sq. ft., 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half baths, 2-story, brick, built in 2000, many updates and luxury features, all appliances, finished lower level with full bath, floored attic, porch, deck, patio, fence, in-ground pool, waterfall, attached 3-car garage
For more information:
Irongate Inc. Realtors
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