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Bevel-edged granite tops the kitchen’s center island, which has a semi-circular overhang to permit bar seating. Multiple oversized cherry cabinets surround the work space along with display cabinets, stacked wall ovens, built-in microwave and a TV niche.



Custom ranch with walk-out lower level rich with amenities

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The facade of the brick ranch home at 1028 Wild Hickory Lane in Washington Twp. incorporates a turret with stone and stucco-like trim, suggesting the timeless styling of Old World elegance.

Completed in 2002 this home sits on a three-quarter-acre lot surrounded by wooded areas in the Waterbury Woods subdivision.

“It was built by R. A. Rhoads, and it is beautifully done. Inside it is just like a brand new house,” said Toni Coates of Sibcy Cline Inc.

Fine woods, widely encased archways and other wood trim, tray ceilings, marble, granite – all enhance the timeless and enduring appearance of the interior.

“This is quality workmanship … at the highest level,” said Coates.

With more than 4,260 square feet of living space, the home is listed for $675,000.

Sixteen bevel-edged glass panes fill the upper portion of the arched front door, which opens into an entry with hardwood flooring. Arches, angles and unusual ceiling treatments are seen throughout the home.

Wide casings frame the arched opening into the formal dining room, which is accented with an ornate chandelier, double crown moldings and a triple window with an arched transom. Another archway leads into the great room.

On the opposite side of the entry French doors open into the office, where the tray ceiling follows the lines of the wide three-window bay set in the turret area. Built-in bookshelves have arched areas near the ceiling and incorporate a desk, cabinets and drawers.

At the end of the entry is a guest bath with a designer vanity. Wrought-iron spindles and a wood handrail curve around the stairwell, becoming an embellishment at the entrance to the great room.

Under a coffered ceiling and recessed lights, the great room fireplace is angled in a corner and framed with marble-tile facing and custom-designed woodwork. The wet bar accented with display cabinets and indirect lighting sits near a walk-in butler’s pantry, which has an elliptical window and wraparound shelves.

A hearth room, breakfast room and kitchen are combined in a large open area ideal for casual entertaining. Tall rectangular windows and transoms align in a semi-circle flanking the central fireplace and incorporating doors at each side to enter the patio or the screened porch.

Bevel-edged granite tops the center island, which has a semi-circular overhang to permit bar seating. Multiple oversized cherry cabinets surround the work space along with display cabinets, stacked wall ovens, built-in microwave and a TV niche. Matching wood-paneled doors hide the built-in refrigerator. Textured plaster, wood trim and ornate corbels embellish the vent above the six-burner gas cooktop. Ceramic tile covers the backsplash areas.

Hardwood flooring extends into the main bedroom suite, which benefits from a wall of windows with a nature view. Double doors open into the bath, where the jetted tub is set in granite tile and wood paneling. Marble tile covers the floor. Walls in the separate shower are fully covered in ceramic tile. Custom-designed separate vanities appear as elegant furniture with multiple cabinets and drawers. Solid organizers in the oversized walk-in closet create two dressing areas.

“All living (can be) on one floor, but there are two bedrooms and two baths downstairs – each one has its own tiled bath,” said Coates.

Features in the central recreation area include a wet bar surrounded with wood paneling and equipped with a dishwasher. A wood bottle rack is installed in the wine room. The theater room has a built-in entertainment center, boxed windows and a glass door to access the lower patio tier.

The outdoor living space is private.

“It’s a most beautiful (area) – all pavers, a step-down patio and stone retainer walls,” said Coates.

Beyond the patio a wooded area with walking paths and a garden bridge across a rocky stream lead to serene areas for reflection, meditation or simply enjoying nature. At the far edge is an open green space for outdoor play.


Price: $675,000

Open house: March 19, 1-4 p.m.

Directions: Yankee Street, east on Social Row Road, right on Falls Creek Lane, right on Wild Hickory Lane

Highlights: About 4,260 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half baths, stone-trimmed brick ranch, built 2002, office, finished lower level. screened porch, bi-level patio, attached 3-car garage, three-quarter-acre lot

For more details:

Sibcy Cline Inc.

Toni Coates

(937) 477-0916


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