Second family room in 2-story’s walkout lower level



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Spacious social areas, quiet formal areas, hidden play rooms, an abundance of built-ins, a walkout lower level and a renovated main bathroom area some of the highlights to this two-story home in the Hatcher Hill neighborhood of Oakwood.

Listed for $489,000 by Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtors, the brick-and-vinyl two-story at 247 Northview Road has about 3,590 square feet of living space. The property has a two-car, attached garage, a side-entry utility garage, stone steps that lead down to two different stone patios, one of which has a fire pit.

There is a covered patio and a balcony screen-enclosed porch with steps that lead down to the tree-lined back yard. The yard has a sprinkler system and an electronic dog fence.

The home’s formal entry opens into a foyer hallway with a stairwell to the upstairs to the left and half bathroom to the right. As the hallway branches, the formal living and dining rooms create an open space. Hardwood flooring fills both rooms.

There is a decorative fireplace flanked by bookcases within the living room, and the dining room has a floor-to-ceiling window flanked by matching glass doors that open to the screen-enclosed porch.

Off the living room is a study with two walls of built-in bookcases. Arched accents create alcoves for the bookcases and a fireplace with raised hearth and insert. There is a door that opens to concrete steps that lead down to the side yard and wooden steps that lead down to the back yard.

At the center of the main level is the kitchen with a wall of built-in pantry cabinets with roll-out shelves and a planning desk. There is an island with seating and storage. A peninsula counter divides the kitchen from the family room and has a double sink built into the granite countertops. Additional cabinetry surrounds stainless-steel appliances, including a gas cooktop and wall ovens.

The family room has a bay window with built-in storage and seat. There is a media nook in one corner and built-in bookcases near the patio doors that open into the screen-enclosed porch. The porch has skylights, wood-beam accented cathedral ceiling, wood flooring and additional electric service.

A back staircase leads to the lower level, which has been finished into a second family room with picture window. Slat-boards divide the family room from the kitchenette. A hallway leads down to a laundry room, a storage nook, with a second staircase the leads back up to the main kitchen, a full bathroom with walk-in shower and a hidden media room with a door that opens to the covered patio.

Upstairs are four bedrooms and three full bathrooms. The main bedroom has a renovated bath, which was completed in 2019. The bath has a ceramic-tile, walk-in shower with glass doors, a double-sink vanity and ceramic tile flooring.

Another bedroom that is accessible through one bedroom or by the back staircase has a private full bath and a wall of cedar-lined closets. All the bedrooms have ample closet space and wood flooring.


Price: $489,000

Open House: Feb. 9, 2-4 p.m.

Directions: Far Hills to W. Schantz Avenue, left on Maysfield Road, left on Northview Road or Far Hills to Rubicon to right on Northview Road

Highlights: About 3,590 sq. ft., 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 1 half bath, 2 fireplaces, updated kitchen, renovated main bath (2019), walkout lower level, kitchenette, media room, custom built-ins, side utility garage, 2-car garage, sprinkler system, fire pit, stone patio, tiered back yard, screen-enclosed porch, electronic dog fence

For more information:

Georgiana Nye

Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtors

(937) 266-5511

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