The 3-bedroom house sits at the end of a cul-de-sac with mature trees, creek and nearby common areas within a gated community in Washington Twp. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS BY KATHY TYLER

Volume ceilings, circular plan highlight ranch



3-bedroom home has finished lower level

Contributing writer

With no hallways or square rooms, this brick ranch has a floor plan that allows for open space and useful nooks.

Listed for $539,000 by Irongate Inc. Realtors, the home at 1973 Scenic Hills has about 4,930 square feet of living space, including a finished lower level and hidden loft room. The house sits at the end of a cul-de-sac with mature trees, creek and nearby common areas within a gated community in Washington Twp.

A double-door entry opens into a circular foyer with tongue-and-groove dome ceiling. Arched walkways spoke from the foyer into various parts of the main-level floor plan. Two separate guest rooms have double-door entry from opposite sides of the foyer. One guest room has a private full bath.

Going clockwise from the front doors, there is a short entrance way that leads to a full bathroom and laundry room, which has access to the three-car, heated garage.

Double doors open to the main bedroom, which has patio doors that open to a rear balcony deck, a gas fireplace, built-in bookcase and a wall of closets. A walk-in closet has a wall of storage drawers, a shoe rack, make-up desk and a staircase that leads to a loft office. The office has a cathedral ceiling with two skylights, exposed beams, windows, closets and a raised sitting or sofa area.

Double doors from the walk-in closet lead to the private bath room with a soaking tub, walk-in shower and tall double-sink vanity.

Double archways from the foyer open to a great room with dome ceiling, gas fireplace, patio doors that open to the rear deck and arched artwork nooks. Tucked off into one corner is a four-seat peninsula bar with wine cooler and cabinetry along the wall. This nook opens into the kitchen with an island with copper countertop. A sink is below a window and cabinetry includes an appliance garage. A peninsula counter divides the kitchen from the family room which has a corner gas fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a built-in entertainment center.

More double doors off the foyer open to the stairwell that leads to the finished lower level. A recreation room has a buffet counter and patio doors that open to an enclosed patio with terra-cotta flooring. The enclosed patio is currently used as an exercise room and opens out to a deck with gas grill.

Back inside, the centerpiece is an eight-seat island bar with sink, wine cooler and cabinetry filling the wall space behind. The family room has a built-in entertainment center and patio door access to the exercise room. There is a step-saver kitchen, which is fully equipped and has counter space and contemporary cabinetry. A half bath has room for expansion and access to walk-in storage.


Price: $539,000

Open house: July 9, 1-3 p.m.

Directions: Mad River to east on Hunters Creek to Scenic Hills

Home highlights: About 4,930 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 1 half bath, 3 gas fireplaces, 2 wet bars, 2 kitchens, walk-out lower level, multi-level decks, bonus loft room, dome ceilings, 3-car garage, homeowners association

For More Details

Irongate Inc. Realtors

Steve Brown

(937) 436-2700 or 438-7772

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