Brick home’s design emphasizes cozy areas, entertaining spaces

The 4-bedroom home with about 6,470 sq. ft. of living space sits on a corner lot with stone accented tree islands, a paver-brick driveway and sculptured gardens. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY KATHY TYLER
The 4-bedroom home with about 6,470 sq. ft. of living space sits on a corner lot with stone accented tree islands, a paver-brick driveway and sculptured gardens. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY KATHY TYLER



A warm, comfortable place

Comfortable casual spaces, vibrant formal areas plus every bedroom with an ensuite bathroom are a few of the highlights to this brick two-story home on a 0.88-acre lot in the Afton Woods neighborhood of Sugarcreek Twp.

“I wanted a warm family home, where everyone could feel comfortable,” said the homeowner. “The design has space for entertaining yet there are spaces where family members can be cozy. And with every bedroom having its own bathroom, family members can have added privacy. Plus the back yard is its own summer oasis with the trees, landscaping, pool and hot tub.”

Listed for $899,900 by Irongate Inc. Realtors, the brick house at 3859 Murphys Crossing has about 6,470 square feet of living space, including the finished, walk-out lower level. The house sits on a corner lot with stone accented tree islands, a paver-brick driveway and sculptured gardens.

A wrought-iron fence surrounds the back yard where stone steps lead down to the paver-brick patio and in-ground swimming pool, Jacuzzi and water fountain. Lush landscaping surrounds the pool and shades the balcony composite deck.

Formal entry opens into a two-story foyer with a crystal chandelier visible from the outside through arched window above the leaded-glass transom and front door. An open wooden staircase curves up to a loft hallway where three, bedroom suites are accessible.

The formal living room to the right has a bay bump-out and a gas fireplace with a fluted wood mantel. The formal dining room to the left has a box window, wainscoting, crown molding and a crystal chandelier. Brazilian hardwood floor fills the foyer and continues into the dining room and into the great room, kitchen, breakfast room and hallway.

A volume ceiling gives the great room a spacious feel and allows for an arched and picture window to provide views of the back yard. A stone, gas fireplace is the centerpiece to the room and has a wood mantel and raised hearth. The fireplace is flanked by built-in cabinetry.

A large opening expands the great room into the kitchen, allowing the kitchen to share the great room’s aesthetics. An island has seating for four and creates a wrap-around work space with granite countertops. Cabinetry fills four walls of the kitchen and includes plate racks, open shelves and an appliance garage. Matching wood panels cover the sub-zero refrigerator and a pantry closet adds extra storage.

A box window with an arch is above the double sink, and stainless-steel appliances include a dishwasher, trash compactor, gas cook-top and wall ovens.

A bay breakfast room has panoramic views of the back yard, and a former planning desk that has been converted into a coffee station. French doors open to a sun room with five arched windows and ceramic-tile flooring. A glass door between the sun room and breakfast room opens to the composite balcony deck with steps that lead down to the paver patio.

A short hallway from the kitchen and great room leads to the laundry room with its folding counter and wash sink and interior access to the oversized, three-car garage.

Another hallway from the great room ends at the main-bedroom suite. French doors open into a study with a wall of built-in bookcases and cabinetry, arched corner windows, wainscoting and crown molding.

The main bedroom has a tray ceiling, a gas fireplace with wood mantel and flanked by windows. The bath has been updated with a double sink vanity with lighted glass-front cabinets and granite countertops, a free-standing soaking tub below an arched window with plantation shutters, a walk-in shower with multiple shower heads and marble and glass surround. A rotating mirror opens into a walk-in closet with built-in organizers.

Across the hallway from the main bedroom is an open staircase that leads to the finished lower level. The recreation room has a brick, gas fireplace with wood mantel and several daylight windows. Tucked into one corner is a remodeled wet bar with wine racks, wine cooler, single basin sink, ledgestone backdrop and double-tier countertop island bar.

French doors open from the recreation room to the swimming pool deck. There is a full bathroom with a walk-in shower and single-sink vanity.

The second floor has three bedrooms, each with a private bathroom. One bedroom has a bay window with seat. One bath room has a tub/shower while the other two have walk-in showers.


Price: $899,900

Highlights: About 6,470 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms, 5 full baths, 1 half bath, 4 gas fireplaces, hardwood floors, volume ceilings, built-ins, recreation room, wet bar, sun room, formal areas, finished walk-out lower level, first-floor main bedroom, library, dual heating and cooling systems, central vacuum, three-car garage, paver patio, balcony deck, in-ground swimming pool, wrought-iron fence yard, irrigation system, 0.88-acre lot

For more information:

Xanni Burton

Irongate Inc. Realtors

(937) 768-3821

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