Under a beamed cathedral ceiling, brick facing surrounds the great room’s fireplace from the raised hearth to the angled ceiling. A wood-framed atrium door and window connect to the patio.

Surround with serenity



Custom-built tri-level enjoys flexible floor plan with scenic views

Contributing writer

The wood-trimmed, brick tri-level home at 218 Quiet Meadow Lane benefits from volume interior space thanks to vaulted ceilings allowed by nested gables flanking the rooftop above its central front porch.

This Washington Twp. home was custom built in 1979 with attention to detail, such as rich wood interior trim and versatile rooms and spaces that lend themselves to various uses as lifestyles evolve over time. It’s an easy-flow floor plan with more than 3,500 square feet of living space.

Sherri Hobstetter of Sibcy Cline Inc. said, “It is a unique tri-level with flexible living space options on the main level. (Owners) like the options for flow through the different rooms. The floor plan has lots of flexibility.”

Thick woods encircle the backyard edge providing a tranquil and private setting that is landscaped with many varieties of hosta and blooming plants arranged in rock garden designs and serenity areas with park benches.

Hobstetter, who has listed this home for $374,900, said, “The apparent attention to detail and design (make) the interiors as compelling as the outdoor scenes viewed through an abundance of windows.”

From the long front porch edged with columns, the front door opens into a ceramic-tiled entry enhanced with crown moldings and chair rails. Wood casings surround the wide openings into the original living and dining rooms, which are currently used as a study/office and a large dining room.

A third opening angles into the great room/family room, which connects to the breakfast area and the updated kitchen, creating an open-flow gathering space. Under a beamed cathedral ceiling, brick facing surrounds the fireplace from the raised hearth to the angled ceiling. A wood-framed atrium door and window connect to the patio.

A half-wall creates a partial separation from the breakfast room, which is updated with an alcoved credenza topped with granite and upper cabinets, bookshelves and a built-in wine rack. Boxed together with a wide sill, two casement windows overlook the backyard serenity view against a backdrop of mature trees.

The kitchen has been updated with granite counters and stone-look tile backsplashes. Richly stained oak cabinets surround the U-shaped work space. Microwave and wall ovens are stacked together near the coffee station, and a smooth-surface cooktop with a downdraft vent is installed in the peninsular counter.

About three years ago the dishwasher and the refrigerator were replaced with stainless-steel models. The French-door refrigerator has a center cooling drawer.

A hallway leads to the mudroom space with access to the double pantry, a double coat closet, the half bath and the oversized two-car garage, which has a workbench and storage cabinets.

Living space extends to the walkout lower level, where the recreation room enjoys daylight windows, a brick fireplace, cedar-paneled walls, and a custom-designed wood-paneled bar with seating, bar sink and spacious storage shelves for bottles and glasses.

“This could be an in-law suite,” said Hobstetter. “It does have egress. There is a full bath, and it could have a bedroom.” That versatile extra room could optionally serve as an office or a hobby or play room.

Also on this level are a full bath, a full laundry area in the large utility room and a second direct access to the garage.

Three bedrooms and two full baths are on the upper level. Features in the main bedroom suite include neutral décor, a vaulted ceiling and a two-room bath with a skylight, a whirlpool tub, a double vanity and a walk-in closet in the first room. The step-in shower is in the second room.

The two remaining bedrooms share the hall bath, which is updated with earth-toned tile flooring and a framing of the large vanity mirror with an arrangement of miniature tiles.

Other recent updates to this home include wood flooring added to the breakfast room and the lower-level bonus room. The furnace and air conditioner were replaced in 2017. Roofing and siding were replaced in 2012 when exterior painting was done.


Price: $374,900

Open house: June 16, 2-4 p.m.

Directions: Ohio 48 south of Alex Bell Road, west on Williamsburg Lane, left on Rossmore Court, right on Quiet Meadow Lane

Highlights: About 3,540 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half baths, tri-level, built 1979, many updates, flexible floor plan, granite, pantry, appliances, 2 fireplaces, finished lower level, private wooded lot with creek, exceptional landscaping, patio, porch, attached 2-car garage, storage shed, lawn sprinkler

For more information:

Sibcy Cline Inc.

Sherri Hobstetter

(937) 271-1991


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