Distinctive features



2-story brick home has a like-new interior

Contributing writer

Owners’ personal specifications mark this two-story brick home with several distinctive features. When they had it built in 2005 at 1416 Ashbury Park Place, they requested private baths for all the bedrooms. They commissioned a walkout lower level that could serve for recreation or as separate living quarters for extended family. And they chose several upgrades.

“We added Mohawk wood flooring with a cherry stain, solid maple cabinets and several closets, all with custom shelving,” said owner/agent Karen Hogan of Sibcy Cline Inc.

Maintenance and regular updates add to its like-new appearance.

“Last year we re-carpeted the entire upstairs, the steps and the office,” said Hogan. “Exterior trim was painted about three years ago.”

Offering about 5,200 square feet of living space, the home is listed for $559,800.

The cherry finish on the wood flooring in the entry retains its sheen accented by natural light from designer sidelights and a matching glass insert in the fiberglass front door and from the large radial window set high on the front wall.

Centered with a pewter-like designer chandelier, the vaulted ceiling rises above a partially open staircase edged with wrought iron spindles.

A wide opening leads into the formal dining room, where the elongated octagonal tray ceiling is framed with moldings and centered with a smaller version of the entry’s chandelier.

On the opposite side of the entry, French doors open to the office, which is enhanced with a three-window bay, built-in bookshelves and neutral carpet.

At the end of the entry the great room features a wall of windows dressed with fabric valances and draperies. Granite facing accents the fireplace and hearth, which are framed by a white mantel with fluted posts.

Oversized maple cabinets with upper moldings are nicely contrasted with granite counters in the kitchen. An extra-long work counter holds the gas cooktop under a built-in microwave oven and wraps around the corner to incorporate a tiered counter, which acts as a separation from the breakfast area.

A coffee station/serving counter sits near the entrances to the breakfast area and the dining room. Earth-toned tile backsplashes pick up subtle tones from the grain in the granite. Appliances include a dishwasher, side-by-side refrigerator and stacked wall ovens.

The breakfast area sits in a three-window bay with an angled atrium door to the deck, which has low-maintenance flooring and a matching railing with square posts.

A mudroom area accesses the laundry room and the three-car garage, which has finished walls and windows with mini-blinds.

In the main floor bedroom suite crown moldings trim the ceiling edges and frame the deep tray ceiling, also. An elongated bay window area includes an atrium door for direct access to the deck.

In the adjacent bath the jetted tub is set in large ceramic tile that matches the floor covering. There are two separate vanities. One extends into a makeup station.

In the oversized separate shower, a second shower head is installed above the built-in bench. There are two separate walk-in closets.

Three more bedrooms, all with private baths, are on the upper level. One bedroom has a partially vaulted ceiling. Another has a walk-in closet. All the closets have organizers. All the bathrooms have raised vanities. One has a step-in shower while the other two have tub-and-shower combinations.

“The walkout lower level could be separate living quarters for extended family,” Hogan said. “There are so many windows – it is so light and doesn’t feel like a basement.”

On this level is a large fifth bedroom with a walk-in closet, a bay window and direct access to the hall bath.

A three-way gas fireplace enhances the open recreation space. One area could be used for dining or for game tables. Another area can extend recreation space or be used as a media room. Triple windows are combined with an atrium door to the covered patio.

The wet bar/kitchenette has a tiered counter for bar seating. It is equipped with a dishwasher and a French-door refrigerator.

Currently used for exercise, the versatile extra room is finished with carpet and has a double closet.


Price: $559,800

Open house: Aug. 5, 1-3 p.m.

Directions: From Social Row road, south on Yankee Street, left on Ashbury Meadows Drive, right on Ashbury Park Place

Highlights: About 5,200 sq. ft., 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half baths, brick 2-story, built 2005, Mohawk wood flooring, recently replaced carpet, equipped kitchen, granite counters, extra closets, walkout lower level, deck, patio, fence, 3-car garage

For more information:

Sibcy Cline Inc.

Karen Hogan, agent/owner

(937) 287-0569


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