Resplendent respite



1.9-acre setting surrounds 2-story with recreational amenities

Contributing writer

Custom-design features, exquisite interior millwork and multiple recreational amenities are combined with expertise in the two-story brick home at 7120 Memory Lane in Butler Twp. Exterior and interior features create a respite where residents and guests alike will feel at home.

“This 8,400-square-foot-home in prestigious Meeker Place is the epitome of estate living,” said Rhonda Chambal of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty (BHHS Professional Realty).

“With the pool, hot tub and tennis courts outside, and the finished basement and billiard room inside, this home is perfect for entertaining,” she said.

At the same time, the main gathering areas are warm and welcoming for everyday living.

Built in 1992 on a 1.9-acre lot, the home is listed for $699,900.

The stately brick facade incorporates arched windows and a two-story wood-trimmed archway at the front entrance. The eight-panel oak door is flanked with elliptical leaded-glass sidelights. Features inside the entry hall include art niches, a brass chandelier and a two-directional staircase with bannister, turned spindles and newel posts all in oak.

Wood flooring extends into the living/dining room, where widely arched windows and coved ceilings are accented with bullseye lights and paneled walls are painted in soft white.

Wood-paneled walls with a natural stain warm the family room. Tall arched windows flank the oversized fireplace. Double doors enclose the dry bar with its double-sized wine storage space.

A wall of windows in the game table space looks onto the tranquility room, which can be accessed from the adjacent breakfast area.

Chambal remarked, “The tranquility room, for obvious reasons, is the most popular place in the house.”

This entire room is paneled with ipe wood, sometimes called Brazilian walnut. Large windows wrap around both sides of the room and end at the ceiling-high stone fireplace. Perpendicular horizontal wood-panels separate 10 skylights. One corner holds a wrap-around granite counter, cabinets and a refrigerated drawer.

Open to the kitchen but separated in its own elongated bay area, the breakfast space overlooks the swimming pool. Outside the pool’s security fence is a rounded stone wall, which provides built-in seating around a fire pit. At one side of the lighted tennis court a viewing area is installed with wood bleachers.

Granite counters, stainless-steel appliances and cherry cabinets enhance the kitchen, including the long center island with bar seating on one side. The rounded double sink sits under triple windows overlooking the pool. Surrounded by additional cabinets, two more counter areas can be used for buffet serving.

Off the laundry room is a full bath with direct access to and from the pool.

Entertaining options extend into the finished lower level, where the recreation areas provide a wet bar/kitchenette with a full-size refrigerator, a wine closet, game-table space, and an atrium door for direct access to the pool. An extra room with built-ins can be an office or an extra bedroom. A separate room with wrap-around built-in storage closets has plenty of space for exercise equipment.

Five bedrooms and three full baths are on the upper level. In the main bedroom suite, boxed windows flank the recessed area where the bed may be placed. Custom built-ins surround the walk-in closet, including floor-to-ceiling shoe racks and a central luggage station. An adjacent room has a built-in desk and bookshelves. The luxury bath offers two raised vanities with hexagonal bowls, a separate makeup station and a lighted bubble tub. The ceramic-tiled shower is in a separate room.

The remaining four bedrooms are separated into two Jack-and-Jill-style groupings with two bathrooms to share.

Among the many other features this home provides are two HVAC systems replaced in 2011, irrigation and security systems, and the option for an elevator if desired.


Price: $699,900

Directions: Peters Pike to west on Meeker Road, right on Meeker Commons Lane, right on Memory Lane

Highlights: About 8,400 sq. ft., 6 bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half baths, brick two-story, built 1992, custom millwork, wood flooring, tranquility room, in-ground swimming pool, paver walk-around, security fence, fire pit with built-in seating, lighted tennis court with viewing bleachers, 4-car garage, irrigation and security systems, gated community

For more information:

BHHS Professional Realty

Rhonda Chambal

(937) 776-8432

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