The back yard has an in-ground swimming pool surrounded by paver bricks. The rear deck is accessible from the breakfast room and the main-level family room.

Spacious social areas on each of home’s levels



Pool, patios, gardens, deck create backyard oasis

Contributing Writer

Custom cabinetry, stone accents, spacious social areas, a full, finished lower level, five bedrooms all tucked within this home in the Country Place neighborhood of Washington Twp.

Listed for $674,900 by Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtors, the brick-and-stone home at 5254 Split Rail has about 6,440 square feet of living space within the three levels.

Recent updates include a roof, heating and cooling system, water heater, exterior paint in 2011, and a pool filter in 2016.

The two-story home blends with the natural surrounds as the property is bordered by a stream. Paver-brick walkways lead to the formal front entry, and the paver-brick driveway leads to the side-entry, three-car garage and the wrought-iron gate to the fence that surrounds the back yard.

The back yard is an oasis with paver-brick patios, an in-ground swimming pool, stone steps and walkway, tiered gardens and a wood deck.

Formal entry opens into a two-story foyer with wood flooring, oak railings and stone accents. The formal living room is to the right, and the formal dining room is to the left. Oak railing accents the upstairs catwalk, and balcony hallway and open stair wells are tucked off the foyer and have windows at each landing.

A 6-by-7-foot island is the centerpiece to the kitchen and breakfast room. The island has a vegetable sink, storage and a solid-surface countertop accented by ornate ceramic tile that matches the accents within the backsplash. Custom wood cabinetry fills several walls, and a butler’s pantry connects the kitchen to the dining room. The pantry has a sink and open shelves.

Double patio doors open off the breakfast room to the rear deck, and a second set of patio doors opens off the sunken family room to the same deck. The family room is two-steps down from both the breakfast room and living room; however, pocket doors can close off the formal space. A corner, stone fireplace has a raised stone hearth and a wood-beam mantel.

A similar corner fireplace is the focal point to the lower-level recreation room as the lower level features a game room, wet bar and a room with wood-laminate flooring and daylight windows that could be a play room or exercise studio. The recreation room has patio doors that open to a paver-brick patio and a full divided bathroom has outside access.

Back on the main level, off the kitchen is a first-floor bedroom suite that is currently set up as a study. A full bathroom is near the room, which has a wall of closets.

Four bedrooms and two full bathrooms are located upstairs. Each bedroom has a different design. The main bedroom has a sitting room, dressing area with walk-in closets, a vanity with single sink and make-up desk and a private bathroom with a walk-in shower, whirlpool garden tub, and double-sink vanity.

One bedroom has a box window with window seats and storage. Another bedroom has hardwood flooring and two walk-in closets; the third bedroom has patio doors that open to a rear balcony deck.


Price: $674,900

Directions: West Rahn Road, to Country Place right on Split Rail

Highlights: About 6,440 sq. ft., 4-5 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 2 gas fireplaces, volume ceilings, wet bar, walk-out lower level, recreation room, first-floor bedroom, wooden decks, paver patios, in-ground swimming pool, fenced yard, 3-car garage, dual HVAC, intercom, security system, home-owners association

Gerald Jey Ellis and Kimberley Graeter

Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtors

(937) 602-5723 or 776-6938

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