A wide opening leads into the kitchen, where a U-shaped work space is framed with updated counters and raised-panel wood cabinets that incorporate a built-in trash drawer, two lazy Susans and multiple drawers.

Open gathering areas



Corner lot, lots of greenspace surround 3-bedroom ranch

Contributing writer

Elevated slightly above its gently sloping front lawn, the brick ranch at 2171 Clearview Drive in Bellbrook sits somewhat recessed from the street. Its position on a half-acre, corner lot adds an increased measure of privacy to enjoy sitting on the covered front porch.

“There is a cul-de-sac at the end of the street, so there is no through-traffic,” said Marti Shoenfelt, sales manager for the Tim Hall Team at RE/MAX Victory Real Estate.

The corner lot permits plenty of green space in the side and back yards for outdoor fun and entertaining.

Equal thought was given to the interior floor plan to create an easy flow through the gathering areas encompassing living room, breakfast room, kitchen and family room.

“I like the two separate living areas (provided by) the family room and the living room – very good for entertaining,” said Shoenfelt.

Various updates to the interior add comforts. Original hardwood flooring has been refinished in several areas, while flooring in the hall bath has been replaced. The kitchen and the laundry room have been remodeled. Some windows have been replaced, and the patio has been upgraded with pavers. A new storage shed was added recently at the edge of the back yard.

With more than 1,700 square feet of living pace, the home is listed for $189,900.

The front door opens into a living room with refinished hardwood flooring. Recessed ceiling lights and sound-system speakers are installed in the coved ceiling. The front window has a central stationary pane flanked by two sliding vertical windows with screens. A single custom-made blind can shade the entire window arrangement.

One end of the living room extends into the dining area, where a planning desk is built into one corner near its large window facing the back yard.

A wide opening leads into the kitchen, where a U-shaped work space is framed with updated counters and raised-panel wood cabinets that incorporate a built-in trash drawer, two lazy Susans and multiple drawers. Appliances include the smooth-surface electric range, built-in microwave oven, dishwasher and refrigerator.

On the opposite side of the dining area, the family room is warmed by a wood-burning fireplace with stone trim and raised hearth. Inset carpet cushions the floor and custom-made blinds shade two sets of upper double windows. Two replaced doors are framed with fluted casings and medallion trim. One opens to the two-car garage, which has finished walls and an attic storage space. The other opens to the paver patio edged with a mulched flower bed.

The hallway off the living room leads to sleeping quarters. The main bedroom suite has cable TV hookups and carpet over its hardwood flooring. Bead-board wainscoting surrounds the adjacent private bath, which offers a step-in, double-sized shower. The mirrored medicine cabinet is recessed into the wall above a pedestal sink.

Two more bedrooms have double closets with wood sliding doors. Updates in the hall bath include a raised vanity and vinyl plank flooring, which was replaced earlier this year. Ceramic tile covers the lower walls. A curved shower rod is mounted above the tub and shower combination.

The hall bath has a full-sized linen closet, and there is a second linen closet in the hallway, where the coved ceiling holds a full-house fan.

Vinyl plank flooring was added to the remodeled laundry room along with built-in cabinets, a counter for folding laundry, and a deep tub.

Recreation features are built into the back yard with a round fire pit edged in cut stone and a play set, which includes a sand box.

A new 48-gallon water heater was installed early in 2018. The furnace was replaced in 2013. A radon system is installed in the crawl space under the home.


Price: $189,900

Directions: Wilmington Pike, left on West Franklin Street, right on Bonniedale Drive, left on Hillcrest Drive, right on Clearview Drive

Highlights: About 1,710 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, built 1957, many updates, family room, hardwood flooring, wood-burning fireplace, whole-house fan, sound-system speaker, paver patio, attached 2-car garage, storage shed, half-acre lot, fire pit

For more information:

RE/MAX Victory

Marti Shoenfelt

Sales manager for Tim Hall Team

(937) 748-4663


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