One step down from the opposite side of the foyer, the formal living room enjoys a stone fireplace placed on an angled wall and a grouping of tall casement windows in an alcove.

Elegant country living

COVER HOUSE

7181 PETERS PIKE, BUTLER TWP.

22-acres surround custom 2-story with finished basement

Contributing writer

More than 22 acres surround the home at 7181 Peters Pike in Butler Twp. with generous green spaces, wooded areas, a creek, a fenced pasture and serene privacy. This elegant country property features a house and barn built in the same style.

“It is a high-quality custom-built home – a builder building his own home,” said Scott Fullam of Keller Williams Home Town Realty.

“They built the home in 1979 with cedar siding and stone accents and then built the barn a year later to match. It is a unique home with a lot of neat attributes,” Fullam said.

This home’s floor plan creates an easy flow through open gathering spaces and private areas with options for versatile uses within its 5,340 square feet of living space. Fullam has listed this home for $650,000.

Eight-panel double doors open from the front porch into a central foyer under an unusual ceiling treatment topped by four clerestory windows. Stone trim covers the wall at the landing of the two-directional staircase to the upper level.

Around the corner, a wide opening leads into the dining room, which sits under a beamed ceiling.

One step down from the opposite side of the foyer, the formal living room enjoys a stone fireplace placed on an angled wall and a grouping of tall casement windows in an alcove.

An open gathering area incorporates kitchen, breakfast area and family room, where there is another angled stone fireplace and a grouping of casements boxed with a window seat.

Custom-built oak shelves and cabinets hold books, collectibles and a large TV. Sliding glass doors open to the covered deck, which has brick-paver flooring and a built-in gas grill.

The breakfast area connects to a partially covered deck with a built-in seating.

Creating a separation between breakfast area and kitchen, a peninsular counter augments the kitchen workspace, which is enhanced with raised-panel oak cabinets, Corian counters and a corner planning area. Appliances include dishwasher, smooth-surface range, refrigerator and built-in microwave oven.

Matching cabinets are installed in the adjacent laundry room, where a built-in desk with a long counter can double as space for folding laundry or a crafts area.

Built-in bookshelves and storage cabinets cover the wall above a curved built-in desk in the office. Nearby are two double-door closets, a half-bath, access to the attached garage and an exit door to the parking space.

In the main floor suite, the bedroom accommodates a sitting area with direct access to one deck. A pocket-door opens into the walk-in closet/dressing area.

A vanity sits along the angled wall leading into the bathroom. The jetted tub sits under a vaulted ceiling with a skylight and a wall window with a stained glass insert. Walls in the separate shower are covered with specially designed Corian.

“It is a design ahead of its time,” said Fullam.

The upper-level loft/library/study has angled wrap-around bookshelves with a built-in desk and cabinets.

Two bedrooms on the upper level share the hall bath with a double vanity in one room and the tub and shower in the next room. One cabinet in the vanity hides the laundry chute, which connects directly to a laundry room closet. Floored attic space is used for storage.

The finished walkout lower level lends itself to recreational activities, or it could be separate living quarters. The bar area/kitchenette has a smooth-top range, microwave oven and a peninsular counter for bar seating.

Wired for surround-sound, the L-shaped recreation room with its boxed grouping of aboveground windows provides space for game tables and a sitting area before another stone fireplace. The 24-by-35-foot workshop features built-in cabinets, pegboard walls and its own garage door.

The barn offers another shop area, space for equipment storage, a tall overhead door, a second two-car garage, two horse stalls and hay mow.

Fullam added, “This home is really conducive for people who enjoy the outdoors … on a scenic property with rolling hills, a creek, wild life and a lot of privacy.”

BUTLER TWP.

Price: $650,000

Directions: North Dixie Drive, west on Little York Road, south on Peters Pike

Highlights: About 5,340 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half baths, custom-built 1979, 2-story, cedar with stone trim, many updates, Corian counters, loft study, office, finished walkout basement, workshop, 2 decks, patio, porch, attached 2-car garage, detached 2-car garage, tennis court, 22.3 acres, barn with second workshop, 2 stalls and hay mow

For more information:

Keller Williams Home Town Realty

Scott Fullam

(937) 478-7658

www.scottfullam.com

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