Two-story has great room, walk-out lower level



3-bedroom home set on corner lot

Contributing Writer

A great room with box windows and a double mantel gas fireplace is the centerpiece to this two-story home in Vandalia.

Listed for $299,900 by Keller Williams Home Town Realty, the brick-and-plank house at 1361 Palomino Ave. has about 3,270 square feet of living space, including the finished lower level. The house sits on a corner lot and has a wooden privacy fence, side-entry two-car garage, a balcony deck and a covered wood deck patio.

Recent updates include new roof shingles, gutters and downspouts in 2013, updated shower within the main bedroom suite in 2013, and an updated kitchen in 2012.

Formal entry opens into a two-story foyer with hardwood flooring that continues down the main hallway. Columns accent the entry to the formal dining room, which is tucked off the foyer. The dining room has a box window, crown molding and chair rail.

The great room is off to the left and has two box windows with window seats and wainscoting. A gas fireplace has a double fluted mantel and granite surround. The great room is accessible from the kitchen, which is also accessible from the hallway.

Updated in 2012, the kitchen has 18-inch ceramic-tile flooring, granite countertops and mosaic glass backsplash. Cabinetry includes an island and small planning desk. A breakfast room is a bay bump-out design and has a door that opens to the rear balcony deck. Off the kitchen is a laundry room with folding counter, sink and access to the garage.

A hidden staircase leads to the finished lower level. At the bottom of the landing is an open space with vinyl flooring and a large walk-in closet. This space is currently being used as a hobby area. Tucked off one corner is a family room with media nook, carpeting and sliding patio doors to a covered wooden patio deck and the back yard.

A recreation room has two large daylight windows, recessed lighting and vinyl flooring. There is a full bathroom with a tub/shower and single-sink vanity, a storage closet and unfinished utility room.

An open staircase from the foyer leads to the second level. A balcony hallway provides access to the divided upstairs as the main bedroom is off one end and three bedrooms and a full bath are located off the other side. The main bedroom has a private bath, which has a double-sink vanity, oval whirlpool tub below a window, a walk-in closet with organizers and a private room with walk-in shower. The shower has a solid-surface surround and glass doors.

The three bedrooms have double-door closets. One bedroom has wood flooring and two, double-door closets. Another room has an angled ceiling treatment. The guest bath features single-sink vanity and tub/shower.


Price: $299,900

Directions: National Road to south on Brown School Road to right on Palomino Avenue

Highlights: About 3,270 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 1 half bath, fireplace, wood flooring, updated kitchen, finished lower level, family room, recreation room, central vacuum, balcony deck, covered deck, fenced yard, 2-car garage, updated roof 2013

Teri Hoops

Keller Williams Home Town Realty

(937) 231-3919

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