Two-bedroom ranch offers full, semi-finished basement



Enclosed porch could be 4-season sun room

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Keystone bricks accent the front garden that wraps around the enclosed front porch of this two-bedroom ranch home in the Belmont neighborhood of Dayton.

Listed for $64,900 by LeValley Realty Inc., the aluminum-sided home at 2224 Brookline Ave. has about 880 square feet of living space, plus a full, semi-finished basement. The property includes a two-car, detached garage with alley access and extra concrete parking pad, plus a fenced back yard.

Formal entry opens into the enclosed porch, which has screened windows and carpeting. The room could be a four-season sun room. An updated leaded-glass door opens directly into the combined living room and dining room. An arched walkway divides the two rooms, and several windows provide natural light. French doors open from the dining room into the hallway that leads to the two bedrooms and the full bathroom.

One bedroom is at the front of the house while the other is at the rear. Both bedrooms have built-in storage cupboards and an extra-deep closet. The front bedroom has a counter desk below a window, which is surrounded by built-in storage. The bath features a tub/shower with ceramic-tile surround, a single-sink vanity and built-in medicine cabinet. There is a frosted window.

Off the dining room is the step-saver kitchen with a wall of cabinetry and countertops and appliance nooks, including the cooktop and wall ovens, built into the opposite wall. A window is above a double sink, and there is a dishwasher. A possible breakfast nook is off the back of the house as the porch has been enclosed to include a buffet counter and a wall of built-in storage closets.

A door opens from the breakfast nook out to the back yard. The yard is fenced on two sides. There is a rear service door to the two-car garage, which has an updated overhead door.

Access to the basement is off the breakfast nook. The basement has been finished into two rooms, a storage area, a laundry room and a full bathroom. Knotty pine paneling finishes two rooms, which could be a recreation room and an office space. There are glass-block windows in all the rooms except the bath, which has a step-in shower and a single sink.

The laundry area has a wash tub, laundry hook-ups and storage. Across the hallway is the mechanical room, which has been semi-finished with paneled walls, shelves and houses the updated furnace and central air conditioning.


Price: $64,900

Directions: Watervliet to south on Brookline Avenue

Highlights: About 880 sq. ft., 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, enclosed front porch, finished basement, vinyl windows, glass-block windows, equipped kitchen, built-in storage, 2-car detached garage, off-street parking, fenced yard, updated gas furnace and central air conditioning

For more information:

Bill LeValley

LeValley Realty Inc.

(937) 216-6351

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