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GREATER MIAMI VALLEY | SEPTEMBER <strong>2022</strong> | HOUSETRENDS.COM


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WHERE EXCELLENCE LIVES<br />

2278 BEAVER VALLEY ROAD, BEAVERCREEK TWP<br />

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1584 TULIPWOODS CIRCLE, WASHINGTON TWP<br />

Lovely N Washington Twp home tucked away on a<br />

private & wooded .73 acre lot on a quiet cul-de-sac.<br />

Over 7100 SQ FT of living space! Quality Built by Diorio.<br />

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5925 WEIDNER ROAD, CLEARCREEK TWP<br />

This Circa 1830's Historic home is situated on 8+ rolling<br />

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1 Owner custom ranch. 2.43 acre lot includes walk-out<br />

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505 WALNUT SPRINGS DRIVE, OAKWOOD<br />

Mid-century style comes alive in this totally renovated<br />

home w/great views of <strong>Dayton</strong> Country Club's golf course.<br />

5 bedrooms, 4 full & 1 half baths. $1,200,000<br />

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286 YORKSHIRE LANE, BEAVERCREEK TWP<br />

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1428 CHANTILLY LANE, CENTERVILLE<br />

Charming, inviting home in beautiful Soraya Farms. This<br />

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scraped floors in the Great room, dining room and kitchen.<br />

3 bedrooms, 3 full baths. $514,900<br />

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2035 FIESTA DRIVE, LEBANON<br />

on an OVER 2 ACRE lot! Oversized great room with 2<br />

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5 bedrooms, 3 full & 1 half baths. $849,900<br />

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CONTENTS<br />

SEPTEMBER <strong>2022</strong> • GREATER MIAMI VALLEY<br />

18<br />

A PERFECT FIT<br />

Bright, open one-floor living designed to suit empty nesters’ lifestyle<br />

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Custom window treatments can truly be the finishing touch<br />

to a beautiful room – as well as provide much-needed privacy<br />

and light control. Rather than thinking of window treatments<br />

as something that will ‘cover’ your window, consider how<br />

they will enhance your windows by framing your view to the<br />

outside and providing added texture and color to your space.<br />

In the complex world of custom window coverings, there<br />

are virtually thousands of fabrics and design choices available<br />

to today’s homeowners. Selection of just the right fabric<br />

and style are so important in conveying your design personality.<br />

In addition, quality custom window treatments are<br />

crafted by skilled workrooms. They are luxuriously full, have<br />

weighted hems, will fit your windows perfectly, and perhaps<br />

most important, will be fabricated with the most appropriate<br />

lining. Professional installation by a seasoned pro ensures<br />

that the final product ends up just as it was envisioned. As<br />

always, working together with your professional designer will<br />

help make the process of adding beautiful and functional<br />

window treatments to your home smooth and easy.<br />

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CONTENTS<br />

SEPTEMBER <strong>2022</strong> • GREATER MIAMI VALLEY<br />

FEATURES<br />

KITCHEN<br />

THE HOUSE THAT BUILT ME<br />

Homeowner purchases childhood<br />

home, upgrades to adult kitchen<br />

30<br />

INTERIOR DESIGN<br />

ACCENT CHAIRS<br />

Dapper designs for resting your derriere<br />

40<br />

LANDSCAPE<br />

WALK THIS WAY<br />

Front walkways follow a path<br />

with more personality<br />

44<br />

ENTERTAINING<br />

FIRE PITS<br />

They’re not just for roasting<br />

marshmallows<br />

56<br />

HOME TOURS<br />

GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS/<br />

MARBLE CLIFF HISTORICAL<br />

SOCIETY’S TOUR OF HOMES<br />

See six homes on Sunday, October 2<br />

60<br />

NEW BUILD<br />

<strong>2022</strong> HOMEARAMA<br />

TOURING EDITION<br />

Presented by CenterPoint<br />

63<br />

DEPARTMENTS<br />

INSPIRED<br />

IDEAS<br />

Celebrating the colors of fall<br />

14<br />

AD<br />

INDEX<br />

Local home and garden pros<br />

80<br />

ON THE<br />

COVER<br />

A streamlined kitchen in<br />

Centerville holds center<br />

court in this newly-built<br />

contemporary home.<br />

Take a tour beginning on<br />

page 18.<br />

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WELCOME LETTER<br />

Life starts all over<br />

again when it gets<br />

crisp in the fall.<br />

— F. Scott Fitzgerald<br />

Fall is by far my favorite time of the year. It is the season for all of our<br />

senses. We see a colorful palette of reds, oranges, yellows and browns<br />

all around us. The taste of pumpkin spice finds its way into our coffees,<br />

breads, cookies—even beers. We hear the sound of leaves crunching<br />

under our feet, and we smell wood burning in nearby pits as we wrap<br />

up in our favorite soft blanket.<br />

It’s the season when we squeeze all the outdoor time we can into our<br />

days. We go to football games, we invite family and friends over for an<br />

evening under the stars. So, with company in mind, this issue shows a<br />

way to make your home more inviting by creating a welcoming pathway<br />

leading to the front of your home on page 44.<br />

And if it’s time for a more stylish focal point in your back yard turn to<br />

page 56 for new fire pit ideas. Plus, get inspired with home decor items<br />

celebrating the colors of fall on page 14.<br />

There’s a lot of activity in the fall, and for home and garden enthusiasts,<br />

<strong>Dayton</strong> will kick off its <strong>2022</strong> Homearama Touring Edition presented<br />

by CenterPoint Energy on Friday, <strong>September</strong> 9.<br />

As for me this fall, I’ll be spending as many evenings and weekends as<br />

possible making s’mores and memories with my grandchildren.<br />

Thanks for reading.<br />

Evelyn Yaus<br />

Associate Publisher<br />

Associate Publishers<br />

Linda Bacher, Florence Murphy<br />

Editor Karen Bradner<br />

Creative Director Gina Miller<br />

Quality Control Specialist<br />

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Contributing Writer<br />

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a perfect<br />

FIT<br />

The sunroom, and much of the home, was designed for easy access to outdoor living.<br />

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Bright, open<br />

one-floor living<br />

designed to suit<br />

empty nesters’<br />

lifestyle<br />

BY KAREN BRADNER<br />

PHOTOS BY KELLY ANN PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

So many of us worry about resale when<br />

making decisions about our homes. We<br />

spend, possibly, too much time thinking<br />

about how many bedrooms the next owners<br />

might want, what color selections are<br />

neutral enough, or whether dining rooms<br />

will be in or out when it’s time to sell.<br />

But that wasn’t the case when Rick<br />

and Tonia Donnini built their new home.<br />

The choices they made were based on<br />

exactly what would serve their needs. As<br />

a result, their 3,000-square-foot, twobedroom,<br />

one-floor home reflects their<br />

lifestyle beautifully. ➻<br />

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1<br />

2<br />

1 The interior designer<br />

describes her clients’ style as<br />

“modern, warm, and casual<br />

with a bit of flair.” 2 This liveedge<br />

table and bench work<br />

well in the home’s more<br />

casual eating area. 3 A partial<br />

wall with a two-sided fireplace<br />

provides a subtle separation<br />

between the open great room<br />

area and the sunroom.<br />

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WANTING TO SIMPLIFY<br />

The decision to forego a basement<br />

was an easy one for the couple. “We<br />

didn’t care about cheap space, we<br />

wanted simple,” says Rick.<br />

The couple’s previous 6,000-squarefoot<br />

house had a pool outside and a<br />

walkout basement. “After our kids<br />

left, we mainly lived on one floor,”<br />

Tonia says. “We hardly ever went<br />

downstairs—not to use the pool<br />

table, the bar or the theater.”<br />

And as far as the two bedrooms<br />

go…the original floor plans called for<br />

a third bedroom, but the decision was<br />

made to turn that into a sunroom/<br />

sitting area. There is a spacious guest<br />

room with an ensuite bath available<br />

for overnight company. But one of<br />

the couple’s sons, Ryan, lives just a<br />

mile or so away with his wife Kelsey<br />

and their children, three-year-old Ava<br />

and two-year-old Collin. The couple’s<br />

other son, Connor, lives in Atlanta<br />

with his wife Madison, who has family<br />

in the Centerville area, so they have<br />

options when it comes to accommodations.<br />

So, a third bedroom and a basement<br />

are what they didn’t include<br />

in their plans. Here is what they did<br />

include:<br />

Let’s start in the back yard. To<br />

call it a yard is a bit of a misnomer.<br />

While there is a generous strip of<br />

grass back there, an expansive 17-by-<br />

40-foot pool dominates the space.<br />

An outdoor kitchen stands off to<br />

the side, ready to serve up friends<br />

and family and a four-hole putting<br />

green is placed on the other side of a<br />

small slope. Both Rick and Tonia are<br />

avid golfers, and this space is used to<br />

perfect their game as well as introduce<br />

their young grandchildren to the<br />

sport. ➻<br />

3<br />

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If we didn’t light things properly,<br />

you couldn’t really appreciate them.<br />

- Diane Hanson<br />

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Lighted floating shelves house some of the couple’s artwork and provide a focal point in the great room.<br />

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Out here, a high-tech sound system<br />

which includes nine directional speakers<br />

and a subwoofer was designed<br />

and installed by Troy Hanson and<br />

the team at Hanson Audio Video.<br />

The speakers are positioned so that<br />

neighbors can’t hear the couple’s<br />

music or television. Troy says the<br />

goal of the system is to “cover the<br />

area with extreme saturation to prevent<br />

hot spots or fading.” Speakers<br />

are placed around the pool area so<br />

that the sound cascades toward the<br />

back of the house, rather than having<br />

speakers mounted on the back of the<br />

house and cascading out toward the<br />

neighbors.<br />

“We’ve had friends pull up to the<br />

house for a party and think we weren’t<br />

home,” Rick says. “They couldn’t hear<br />

the music until they made it back to<br />

the pool.”<br />

ONE FLOOR LIVING<br />

While the activity often centers on<br />

the backyard attractions—the pool is<br />

heated and often used from April to<br />

November—the inside of the home is<br />

designed for easy living as well.<br />

“Everything is laid out exactly the<br />

way we wanted it,” Tonia says.<br />

The Donninis worked with interior<br />

designer Diane Hanson to finalize<br />

the layout of the home, the material<br />

selections, and the furnishings.<br />

“Diane is a godsend We have been<br />

working with her for over 30 years,”<br />

Rick says. “She was a great influence.<br />

She helped us filter through our decisions<br />

to integrate them into the overall<br />

design…which ultimately saved us<br />

money.”<br />

One challenge for the designer was<br />

to take a space that was big and open<br />

1<br />

2<br />

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and make it inviting. Area rugs, furniture groupings,<br />

artwork and lighting were carefully selected and placed<br />

to create smaller spaces within the larger space. And,<br />

since the main living areas are exposed to each other,<br />

Diane says it was important to select complementary<br />

light fixtures.<br />

“Lighting is a very important part of the process. If a<br />

room is not properly lighted, it doesn’t come off as well<br />

as it could,” she says. “Rick and Tonia have a lot of great<br />

art and beautiful furnishings. If we didn’t light things<br />

properly, you couldn’t really appreciate them.”<br />

TVs, lighting, streaming services, garage doors, music,<br />

locks and much more are controlled via a Control4<br />

System installed by Hanson Audio Video. This system,<br />

Troy says, “controls the entire house with one simple,<br />

kindergarten-level app.” ➻<br />

3<br />

1 Floor-to-ceiling windows on the back<br />

wall are solar treated so that window<br />

treatments are not necessary. 2 Rick and<br />

Tonia relax poolside. 3 Water baby Ava<br />

splashes in the pool as her brother Collin<br />

is about to join in.<br />

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Luxury vinyl plank flooring handles kitchen spills—and grandchildren’s wet feet—with ease.<br />

INDIVIDUAL TOUCHES<br />

There are a few areas in the home that garnered a bit of<br />

extra attention from certain members of the team. For<br />

example, when it came to the kitchen’s design, Tonia<br />

points to her husband and says, “That’s all him.”<br />

Rick, who is the cook in the family, wanted space to<br />

prep on both sides of the sink. “I’m not walking all across<br />

the kitchen. Everything is within easy reach,” he says. “It’s<br />

a perfect blend of function and design.”<br />

Nearby is a beautiful live-edge elm table handmade by<br />

Ron and Tom Dement of New Life Forestry of Ohio. The<br />

bench has frosted epoxy-filled inclusions in its edges to<br />

add both comfort and style.<br />

Farther along the back of the home stands a half wall<br />

with the see-through fireplace that separates the sunroom<br />

from the main living areas. The wall was Tonia’s<br />

idea and got a stamp of approval from Diane. A large,<br />

walk-in closet off this room houses a collection of toys<br />

for the grandkids. Weekend sleepovers with “TT” and<br />

“Poppy” are a regular occurrence.<br />

“We love having them here. Grandkids are the best,”<br />

Tonia says. “They want to be in the pool all the time.”<br />

And should they need to run from the pool into the<br />

house to grab a snack or use the restroom, luxury vinyl<br />

planking on the floors aren’t bothered by the water.<br />

Other low maintenance, kid-friendly features include<br />

assorted leather chairs, sofas and ottomans the couple<br />

purchased from Bova. “If someone spills something, it<br />

wipes up,” Tonia says. “Bova has amazing furniture that<br />

lasts forever.”<br />

Outside, the plants are all trees, shrubs and perennials,<br />

with no annuals in the bunch. The couple wanted low<br />

maintenance landscaping—there is no mulch anywhere.<br />

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TIMING IS EVERYTHING<br />

Fortunately, construction on the<br />

home wrapped up in December of<br />

2019, so the pandemic did not negatively<br />

impact the process. In fact,<br />

the Donninis are incredibly positive<br />

about their new home and the whole<br />

experience.<br />

The builder, Associate Construction,<br />

was excellent to work with.<br />

“Every single contractor was top<br />

notch,” Rick says. “We would work<br />

with them all again.”<br />

But for the distant future, the couple<br />

has no plans of moving anywhere<br />

else. Thanks to the wide-open floor<br />

plan, this home will accommodate<br />

aging-in-place beautifully. Plus, they<br />

are fans of the Greater <strong>Dayton</strong> lifestyle.<br />

Rick, who is originally from New<br />

Mexico says, “A lot of people don’t<br />

know how good they have it here.<br />

It’s relatively inexpensive and there’s<br />

not a lot of traffic. The people here<br />

are decent, laid back. We love the<br />

Midwest!”<br />

Tonia’s office is tucked away in a more private area off the entry.<br />

RESOURCES<br />

Builder Associate Construction; Interior design Diane Hanson, Choice Consultant; Landscape design Greenpro Services, Inc.;<br />

Furniture Bova Contemporary Furniture; Flooring Innovative Floors and Design; Windows and doors Andersen; Fireplace<br />

<strong>Dayton</strong> Fireplace Systems; Rugs The Rug Gallery; Kitchen cabinetry and living room shelving Select Kitchen Design; Kitchen<br />

countertops and backsplash Cambria; Appliances Bosch from Custom Distributors, Inc.; Table New Life Forestry of Ohio;<br />

Bathroom countertop Cambria; Glass pebbles by Tim McFadden from Gallery Veronique; Indoor/outdoor sound system,<br />

TVs, speakers, Control4 System Hanson Audio Video; Stones and pavers in pool area Groundscape; Irrigation Centerville<br />

Landscape and Irrigation; Outdoor furniture Watson’s; Pool, electric cover and lighting Buckeye Pools; Brick Snyder Brick &<br />

Block; Brick mason De La Rosa Masonry; Electric Stoutenborough Electric; HVAC Outstanding Heating & Cooling; Plumbing<br />

Integrity Plumbing Solutions; Roofing Weatherguard Roofing & Restoration; Gutters Hans Huf Home Improvement Co.<br />

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Homeowner purchases childhood<br />

home, upgrades to adult kitchen<br />

BY SARAH J. DILLS | PHOTOS BY TIFFANY SCHULTZ<br />

Before<br />

Who doesn’t dream of going back to visit their childhood home? To walk into<br />

that bedroom, that feels so much smaller as an adult, where so many big<br />

dreams were conjured. For Emily Henry, she not only got to visit her childhood<br />

home: she got the chance to buy it.<br />

“It was never the plan for us to buy this place, but it just worked out this<br />

way,” Emily says.<br />

As much as Emily may enjoy the nostalgia of raising her own three daughters<br />

with her husband, Scott, in her childhood home in Montgomery; the reality of<br />

the space left much to be desired… especially in the kitchen… homeschooling…<br />

during a pandemic. ➻<br />

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After: The window arrangement was reconfigured on the sink wall for a more unified look.<br />

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TIGHT QUARTERS<br />

The Henrys had been thinking about<br />

renovating their kitchen for a while.<br />

“We got into COVID and were really<br />

stuck in that space all together,”<br />

Emily remembers with a laugh.<br />

“Three young girls—nine-year-old<br />

twins and a seven-year-old—trying<br />

to do virtual learning really sped up<br />

our plans.”<br />

The Henrys knew they needed<br />

to work with someone who could<br />

manage their project. “My husband<br />

and I both work, we have our kids,<br />

and I coach at Orangetheory on the<br />

side,” Emily says. “I had a co-worker<br />

who had worked with Neal’s Design<br />

Remodel. She told me all the ways<br />

they went above and beyond every<br />

expectation, so I knew they would do<br />

the same for us.”<br />

SO LONG SOFFITS<br />

Emily had one inspirational picture<br />

of a kitchen when she went to meet<br />

Neal’s designer Jodi Smith for the<br />

first time. “What I wanted was a<br />

massive island,” Emily describes. “I<br />

wanted to be able to bake cookies, roll<br />

dough, get flour everywhere. I wanted<br />

to be able to seat a lot of people<br />

around the island with no other table<br />

in our kitchen. When we entertain,<br />

that is where everyone hangs out.”<br />

The kitchen was small, dark, and<br />

the soffits made the space seem<br />

smaller than it was. “They were<br />

awful,” Emily admits. “I hated them.”<br />

Emily knew she wanted to get rid of<br />

the soffit and have cabinets go to the<br />

ceiling but admits that everything<br />

else was Smith and the team at Neal’s.<br />

“What stood out the most when I<br />

met them was that they talked a lot<br />

about their family,” Smith remembers.<br />

“Their existing space was not<br />

functional, so we wanted to make<br />

sure everything we created had function<br />

as the focus.” ➻<br />

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1 A hinged cabinet door lifts up and out of the way for easy access to the coffee<br />

station. 2 Custom cabinetry helps keep the kitchen organized.<br />

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“We had a much smaller, two-part sink<br />

so I love, love, love the big sink.”<br />

-Emily<br />

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OPEN WIDE<br />

The goal of opening the kitchen was achieved by making the wall between the living room<br />

and kitchen much smaller. The wall between the kitchen and the formal dining room was<br />

removed. The back wall of the kitchen was pushed out and made flush with the existing<br />

breakfast nook wall. In the process, an awkward, under-cabinet window was removed. “Gosh,<br />

that was so 1990,” Emily says.<br />

It was replaced with three windows creating a visual centerpiece to the feature wall of the<br />

kitchen over the farmhouse sink. “The Henrys wanted an apron-front fireclay sink,” Smith<br />

says. “Emily made that specific request because her research showed it would be the most<br />

durable.”<br />

The homeowners opted for an electric range instead of gas because they admittedly don’t<br />

cook enough to make the investment. “We did invest in a Sub-Zero fridge,” Emily says. “And I<br />

did want a double oven since I frequently host Thanksgiving. It was always a challenge. We’d<br />

be stuffing things in toaster ovens.”<br />

A built-in Sub-Zero refrigerator blends in beautifully on a wall of cabinetry near the oversized island with seating for six.<br />

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Before<br />

After: As the Henrys built out into their back yard, they<br />

wanted to expand the outdoor living space to fit a fire pit.<br />

“We wanted a space that<br />

we can get eight chairs<br />

around the fire pit so our<br />

neighbors and friends could<br />

enjoy it with us.” -Emily<br />

BACK TO SCHOOL<br />

The family set up a little kitchen station<br />

in their basement. “I joked that I felt like I<br />

was back in college,” Emily recalls. “If you<br />

ran the toaster oven and the microwave<br />

at the same time, you’d trip the circuit.<br />

“It was a little like living in a construction<br />

zone, but it was cool to see progress.<br />

The kids loved coming home from school<br />

every day and wanted to see what had<br />

happened while they were gone.<br />

“It was so worth it to us though to<br />

make this investment now, because we<br />

know we’ll be in this house for 20-plus<br />

years.” ➻<br />

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ROOM TO GROW<br />

Scott and Emily are excited to see<br />

their girls grow in this new space<br />

and watch them hangout with their<br />

friends.<br />

“We don’t feel like we’re on top of<br />

each other,” Emily says. “Mornings<br />

are still nuts, but the kids have more<br />

autonomy. And Scott and I spend a<br />

lot more time in there, having a glass<br />

of wine after the kids go to bed.<br />

“We really enjoyed working with<br />

Neal’s. The communication was very<br />

clear. One of the drawings had missed<br />

that one of the girl’s bedroom windows<br />

would become obstructed by<br />

the addition, so they moved her window<br />

at their own expense. They did<br />

it on their own dime because they<br />

missed it. That speaks to the value of<br />

what they provide.”<br />

dirty work<br />

While the Henrys were tackling their kitchen renovation, they<br />

decided to get their dream laundry and mud rooms too.<br />

“We run the laundry like four times a day,” Emily says. “So that<br />

was the biggest investment for me. I went with the LG front loader.<br />

I spent three years on the laundry division of P&G. I probably know<br />

more than any normal person should about washing machines.”<br />

Emily has a system for how she likes to do laundry, so she found<br />

a basket system on Pinterest she liked. And she didn’t want to do<br />

laundry in the formal dining room anymore, so she wanted a place<br />

where she could fold and sort all in one.<br />

The mudroom is where the original laundry room was, so the<br />

team at Neal’s built the addition to include the laundry room.<br />

“The Henrys wanted a place for the girls to plug in their iPads,<br />

hang up their coats…plus, the parents wanted those things too,”<br />

Jodi Smith, designer at Neal’s says. “So, when they come in the door,<br />

their stuff is left by the door.”<br />

RESOURCES<br />

Contractor Neal’s Design Remodel;<br />

Kitchen designer Jodi Smith, Neal’s<br />

Design Remodel; Custom cabinetry<br />

Neal’s Design Remodel; Cabinet<br />

hardware Top Knobs; Countertops<br />

Mercury Quartzite/Viatera Rococco,<br />

KBR; Main backsplash Emotive Coy<br />

Grey Glossy, Florida Tile; Cooktop<br />

backsplash Stone Impressions Artisan<br />

Avery Grande on Cararra, Louisville Tile;<br />

Sink Signature Hardware Torun Fireclay<br />

Farmhouse, Ferguson; Faucets Moen<br />

Nio Black Stainless pull down, Ferguson;<br />

Appliances Bosch dishwasher, cooktop<br />

and double oven, Sub-Zero French door<br />

refrigerator, undercounter refrigerator and<br />

microwave, Custom Distributors, Inc.;<br />

Flooring Refinished Hardwood, Mansion<br />

Hill; Windows Pella Lifestyle Double<br />

hung; Patio Brick Form Rough Stone,<br />

LK Concrete<br />

1<br />

2<br />

1 The expanded laundry<br />

room offers plenty of<br />

countertop space for sorting<br />

and folding. 2 The new<br />

mudroom has coat hooks,<br />

cubbies, drawers and a bench<br />

to make it easier for the girls<br />

to drop things off by the back<br />

door.<br />

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WALK<br />

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BY KAREN BRADNER<br />

It’s a space that gets an incredible amount of use, but not usually a great<br />

deal of attention. Guests come and go on this, packages get delivered<br />

via this route, and landscaping often follows its borders.<br />

We’re talking about your front walkway. It just might be time to step<br />

away from that straight line of poured concrete and follow a path with<br />

a bit more personality. Creating a warm, welcoming entrance to the<br />

front of your home not only adds a good deal of curb appeal—it also<br />

gives your resale value a boost.<br />

Stroll through the following pages and see which of these options<br />

best suits the style of your home. ➻<br />

Stamped concrete sidewalk at home built by Zicka Homes. Photo by Connie Kimsey<br />

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Above Stamped concrete path, steps, landscaping and lighting by Townescapes.<br />

Below PaverLock Oxford Heritage Buff pavers from Reading Rock installed by The Garden Path. Photos by Ross Van Pelt<br />

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CONCRETE<br />

If you want to stick with concrete,<br />

this is a versatile material that offers<br />

plenty of options.<br />

Want to keep it simple? Consider a<br />

curvier path and add a bit of non-slip<br />

texture with a “broom” finish. Or add<br />

a bit of zing with stamping and dying.<br />

The result can look like brick, slate,<br />

flagstone, wood planks and more.<br />

“If you are updating an old<br />

front walkway, widening<br />

it to four feet and adding<br />

curves makes it much more<br />

functional and appealing.”<br />

—Lisa Herd, Snyder Brick & Block<br />

PRO: Concrete requires less maintenance<br />

than stone, tile or brick.<br />

CON: Concrete must include joints<br />

to allow for expansion and contraction<br />

due to temperature changes.<br />

Price range for installed concrete:<br />

Broom finish $12-$15/sq. ft.<br />

Stamped $18-$22/sq. ft.<br />

CONCRETE PAVERS<br />

Pavers are typically stones made of<br />

dyed concrete and are available in<br />

many shapes, sizes and colors. They<br />

are placed on a foundation composed<br />

of compacted gravel topped with an<br />

inch or so of sand. Edging—sometimes<br />

metal, but more commonly<br />

plastic—is often used to keep the<br />

pavers in place. Lately, a “concrete<br />

toe” edge is becoming a new trend.<br />

PRO: Due to its multiple seams, a<br />

paver walkway can flex during freeze<br />

and thaw cycles without cracking.<br />

CON: Weeds can sprout up between<br />

pavers. Use a polymeric sand in the<br />

joints to deter weeds.<br />

Price range of materials only:<br />

$2.50-$13/sq. ft.<br />

PaverLock Boardwalk Calico pavers from Reading<br />

Rock installed by Hicon. Photo by Ross Van Pelt<br />

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CLAY PAVERS<br />

Always a classic choice, brick pavers<br />

introduce a level of old-world charm.<br />

Solid clay paving bricks are hardfired<br />

in kilns at high temperatures to<br />

fuse the clay particles for maximum<br />

strength. This hard-firing creates rich<br />

colors that are resistant to ultraviolet<br />

light, which often causes artificially<br />

colored concrete pavers to fade. Brick<br />

pavers can be placed on a more flexible<br />

sand base or a concrete base with<br />

cement joints.<br />

PRO: A clay paver surface is stainresistant.<br />

CON: Shapes and sizes are limited.<br />

They are typically in the shape of a<br />

4x8 rectangular brick, but do come<br />

in a few other sizes.<br />

Price range for materials only:<br />

$3.75-$12/sq.ft.<br />

FLAGSTONE<br />

Flagstone is a hard, flat stone usually<br />

made of sandstone bound together<br />

by minerals like silica, calcite, or iron<br />

ore. It is known for its rich texture<br />

in a broad range of colors—<br />

browns, grays, golds, and blues. It’s<br />

a great choice for a more rustic look,<br />

and it preserves a green and earthy<br />

element in your landscaped area.<br />

PRO: Neutral flagstones blend<br />

in and become part of landscapes.<br />

CON: Flagstone installed in sand<br />

will keep shifting if the sand is not<br />

leveled and stable. That is not the<br />

case when it’s set in concrete.<br />

Price range for materials only:<br />

$10-$15/sq.ft.<br />

Top Embarcadero clay brick pathway from<br />

McNear Brick & Block. Photo courtesy of<br />

Snyder Brick and Block<br />

Bottom Chilton Stone with Flagstone<br />

Treads and landscaping by The Site Group.<br />

Photo courtesy of The Site Group<br />

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BLUESTONE<br />

A type of flagstone, bluestone is a very popular<br />

choice for midwestern homes. Colors are typically<br />

in the gray/blue range but can vary widely—from<br />

a purplish hue to tones of brown—<br />

depending on the geographic source of the stone.<br />

Use rectangular stones for a more formal look.<br />

Irregular shapes offer a more casual appeal.<br />

PRO: Bluestone’s steely blues and grays are striking<br />

whether it’s cloudy, raining, snowing, or sunny.<br />

CON: Bluestone absorbs more sunlight than<br />

lighter stones making it especially hot during<br />

sunny summer days.<br />

Price range for materials only: $10-$15/sq.ft.<br />

Limestone home with bluestone paver walkway and landscaping by Landfare Ltd. Photo by Daniel Feldkamp<br />

MIDWEST STONES<br />

By choosing a natural stone that is indigenous<br />

to our region, you will know it will hold up to<br />

the weather conditions in this area. Limestone,<br />

which has a uniform texture and color, is quarried<br />

from Ohio and Indiana. Sandstone, which<br />

offers a variation in color and texture, tends to<br />

be quarried from the eastern counties in Ohio.<br />

PRO: These stones usually look more natural<br />

than manufactured stones.<br />

CON: Natural stone has color variations,<br />

so you might not get an exact match to your<br />

sample piece.<br />

Price range for materials only: $9-$18/sq.ft.<br />

Brown Sandstone and landscaping by The Site Group. Photo by Daniel Feldkamp<br />

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STEPPING STONES<br />

For an informal option, you can<br />

place stepping stones within gravel.<br />

Irregular fieldstone, bluestone or<br />

limestone in pieces no smaller than<br />

18” work great. Be sure to use an edge<br />

restraint such as steel edging, cobblestone<br />

curbing, or other material to<br />

prevent the gravel from spreading<br />

into the surrounding landscape.<br />

“Adding a natural stone walkway is a<br />

beautiful way to increase curb appeal<br />

using a material that will last<br />

the life of the home.”<br />

—Jon Smiley, Stone Center<br />

PRO: This is one of the more inexpensive<br />

options.<br />

CON. You need to use a geotextile<br />

weed barrier below the gravel to prevent<br />

plant growth.<br />

Price range for materials only:<br />

$10-$15/sq.ft.<br />

GRANITE, QUARTZITE AND MARBLE<br />

Mined from locations around the globe, these natural stones typically<br />

are used as pavers.<br />

Granite is durable, non-slip and scratch resistant. It’s a reliable<br />

paving choice for walkways due to its earthy and textured finish.<br />

Granite is porous and should be sealed to avoid possible staining<br />

and moisture damage.<br />

Created from pure quartz sandstone, Quartzite is an extremely<br />

hard stone that makes it ideal for outdoor applications.<br />

Marble, a rigid metamorphic rock, is among the most durable<br />

and highest-quality materials used for outdoor applications.<br />

PRO: All these stones are extremely hard and durable.<br />

CON: This category includes the most expensive options.<br />

Price range for materials only: $18-$28/sq.ft.<br />

Left Flagstone stepping stones from Ohio Stone. Photo courtesy of Snyder<br />

Brick and Block Above Granite natural stone pavers.<br />

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TRAVERTINE<br />

Travertine is also quarried from around<br />

the world with the three most common<br />

locations being Italy, Turkey, and Mexico.<br />

Italian Travertine is what Rome’s Coliseum<br />

is made of. Mexico’s Travertine is more<br />

porous and does not hold up to frost.<br />

Turkish Travertine is very common and, in<br />

most instances, is less expensive than the<br />

Italian. It holds up well in a freeze/thaw<br />

climate.<br />

PRO: Travertine doesn’t absorb heat like<br />

many of the other materials listed.<br />

CON: Qualities of Travertine differ considerably<br />

depending on where the stones<br />

are quarried.<br />

Price range for materials only: $8-$15/sq.ft.<br />

Travertine Beige pavers from Reading Rock installed by<br />

Paramount Landscaping. Photo by Ross Van Pelt<br />

PORCELAIN TILE<br />

Porcelain is a colorfast and low maintenance<br />

option. Select an exterior grade<br />

that is weather-resistant and not slippery.<br />

Porcelain is a great choice for homeowners<br />

who want to mimic the look of marble.<br />

These tiles are also fired at higher kiln temperatures,<br />

leading to harder, stronger and<br />

more scratch-resistant tiles.<br />

PRO: Porcelain is more durable than<br />

ceramic tiles due to their increased density.<br />

CON: Porcelain can be brittle and needs<br />

to be installed on a completely flat surface<br />

to avoid breakage.<br />

Price range for materials only: $7-$14/sq.ft.<br />

Kronos porcelain tile paver in Sand Island from Reading Rock<br />

installed by Warren’s Landscaping. Photo by Ross Van Pelt<br />

Paneria Porcelain Pavers from Hamilton Parker<br />

“Stain resistant porcelain<br />

pavers are a beautiful,<br />

low-maintenance option<br />

for high traffic outdoor<br />

entertaining areas.”<br />

—Britt Warren, Hamilton Parker<br />

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CERAMIC TILE<br />

Ceramic tiles are less dense and<br />

more porous than porcelain. Be sure<br />

to choose a tile rated for outdoor<br />

use with an unglazed finish for a<br />

rougher, less slippery surface. Their<br />

density, compared to porcelain tiles,<br />

makes them less water and stain<br />

resistant, particularly if they’re<br />

unglazed.<br />

PRO: Ceramic tile is less expensive<br />

than porcelain tile with a wider range<br />

of colors and styles available.<br />

CON: It’s also more porous, making<br />

them more crack-prone and vulnerable<br />

to stains.<br />

Price range for materials only:<br />

$3 -$12/sq.ft.<br />

For the sake of comparison in this article,<br />

price ranges were gathered from a variety<br />

of vendors in August of <strong>2022</strong> and<br />

do not include installation. When multiple<br />

ranges were supplied, Housetrends<br />

included the lowest price and the highest<br />

price from the group.<br />

These are rough estimates for comparison<br />

purposes and will vary depending<br />

on suppliers and locations. Also, delivery<br />

costs are a variable when it comes to<br />

pricing any of these materials.<br />

We invite you to contact any of the<br />

following resources for more accurate<br />

pricing.<br />

Statesville Brick Weathered Magnolia clay brick walkway and patio<br />

installed by Wieland Builders. Photo by Connie Kimsey<br />

RESOURCES<br />

Hamilton Parker Company<br />

Perfect Paver Co<br />

Reading Rock<br />

Snyder Brick & Block<br />

Stone Center<br />

Townescapes<br />

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“Before bidding a project, a qualified<br />

contractor will address the site access;<br />

review complexity of the installation and<br />

understand the scale of the project.<br />

Usually, the larger the project, the<br />

lower the cost per square foot.”<br />

—Shane Bordwine, Townescapes<br />

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TIPS TO<br />

PREPARE<br />

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Remove leaves, twigs, berries and<br />

grass clippings. Keeping your pavers free<br />

of organic debris is key to great looking<br />

pavers year around. This organic material<br />

decomposes leaving stains on the pavers<br />

and sand joints. It can retain moisture<br />

aiding in the germination of vegetation<br />

and it becomes the food this vegetation<br />

needs to thrive. This is especially important<br />

during the fall season when the leaves are<br />

dropping.<br />

Once per week: Use a leaf blower and<br />

thoroughly blow off your pavers during the<br />

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hose nozzle set to a shower setting and rinse<br />

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line and Lee hired someone to repair their pavers.<br />

Is it safe to salt my pavers? Physical snow<br />

quickly removal discovered preferable to chemical not all methods, paver high repair quality sealant companies will help prevent are this the same.<br />

but there are times when a little bit of help<br />

the QR is needed code for safety. to hear When salting how pavers, Perfect help Paver protect against Co restored salt damage. their patio.<br />

we suggest using salts with Calcium<br />

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We suggest not using snow shovels or<br />

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rubber paddles are our recommended<br />

method for removing snow.<br />

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Winter season? There’s no time like the<br />

present. Many of our customers hire us to<br />

make repairs during the fall and winter<br />

months so their patio and pool can stay<br />

open during our short summer season.<br />

Will sealing my pavers help them better<br />

weather the winter? Freeze/thaw, rain,<br />

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Our sealing process also includes<br />

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Mark started in the hardscape industry more than 22 years ago working for the very first concrete<br />

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Professionally sealed pavers look<br />

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newer paver.<br />

I had new pavers installed this year,<br />

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You should wait 60-90 days before sealing<br />

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Once every three years, you are invited to step inside some of the<br />

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• Two-story carriage house repurposed into a stunning guest suite.<br />

• Desk designed by George Nakishima, an innovator in 20th century furniture<br />

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• Traditional Four Square with modern owner’s suite and family room addition.<br />

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• Renovated 1950s ranch built on the site of a former country club’s clubhouse.<br />

• Ultra-modern, totally renovated Colonial with original art throughout.<br />

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Grandview Heights began to transition from farm and woodland to residential<br />

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ABOUT THE BUILDER<br />

My team and I are privileged to work with<br />

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you will hear me ask what you are hoping to<br />

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I am a 2001 Graduate of Purdue University<br />

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Two of the 3 bedrooms and bathrooms are<br />

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The rear covered and then paver patio provides<br />

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Inspired by a home in <strong>Dayton</strong>’s Oregon District<br />

this home has elements of traditional and<br />

modern finishes throughout. Oak hardwood<br />

floors throughout the home with custom<br />

black cabinetry and wainscoting throughout.<br />

The great room has a bay bump out with three<br />

arched windows, with a marble fireplace, and<br />

custom mantel. The kitchen features dolomite<br />

countertops, two beverage centers, and a<br />

walk-in pantry. The master bathroom has<br />

marble inspired porcelain tile with custom<br />

curved front cabinetry, and leathered granite<br />

countertops. Off the mudroom is a door that<br />

leads to a large, covered patio that steps<br />

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car garage; enough space to fit 2 cars and a<br />

golf cart. Upstairs you will find two bedrooms<br />

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ABOUT THE BUILDER<br />

R. M. Clemens Company is a family owned and operated<br />

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in the surrounding <strong>Dayton</strong> area for over 30 years.<br />

Started by Rick Clemens in the mid-80s who created<br />

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home they have always dreamed of. We maintain close<br />

relationships with our customers through personalized<br />

service. When you build with R.M. Clemens Company<br />

their Project Managers and Operations Manager are<br />

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What started as a father and son team in 1949 has<br />

evolved into a third generation family-owned team<br />

of experts, specializing in creating communities with<br />

character throughout the Miami Valley.<br />

When you choose us, you are choosing our<br />

unwavering commitment to quality and customer<br />

service. As one of the region’s leading builders, we<br />

take pride in creating homes that are as beautiful to<br />

look at as they are comfortable to live in. Each home<br />

offers a combination of quality materials and superior<br />

design, where every enhancement you select is<br />

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uniquely yours. Your home’s construction is constantly<br />

monitored with several critical and knowledgeable<br />

eyes that are focused on every little detail, because<br />

you should expect nothing less than excellence from<br />

your hometown builder.<br />

The Hudson is located in our cozy nook “Cornerstone<br />

Villas” within Cornerstone of Centerville. With close<br />

proximity to dining, shopping, entertainment, walking<br />

paths, green spaces and more, Cornerstone provides<br />

all the luxuries and conveniences you could need. The<br />

Hudson’s exterior features a craftsman-style in soothing<br />

gray tones with LP SmartSide lap siding, shake, and<br />

a cultured stone water-table to wrap the home. The<br />

Hudson is decorated in a modern farmhouse-style design<br />

with a Florida Room, screened-in covered patio, and an<br />

additional uncovered patio off the rear which allows for<br />

plenty of space for outdoor entertainment.<br />

The great room features a stunning glass wall with a full<br />

light door leading to a Florida Room. A large accordionstyle<br />

glass door opens from the Florida Room to a large<br />

screened-in covered patio with an additional 10’x12’<br />

uncovered concrete patio sitting off the dining area and<br />

screened-in patio. With 10 foot ceilings and a Heat & Glo<br />

gas fireplace, the Great Room really draws the eye.<br />

The Hudson has quartz countertops in Peppercorn White<br />

on both the perimeter cabinetry and the island. All the<br />

kitchen cabinetry includes dovetail full extension, as<br />

well as soft close drawers and doors. The pantry includes<br />

plenty of shelving to accommodate your needs.<br />

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ABOUT THE HOME<br />

The Lola was designed as a “soft” contemporary<br />

home that highlights all the latest design<br />

trends. From its painted brick exterior to the<br />

black & brass light fixtures throughout, it’s an<br />

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bathroom ranch is ideal for entertaining and<br />

everyday living. The main focal point of the<br />

home is the floor-to-ceiling windows that allows<br />

natural light to flood into the main floor and<br />

walk-out lower level. The main floor features<br />

lofty ceilings, exposed beams, stone fireplace<br />

and spacious great room/kitchen/dining area<br />

that leads out to the deck. The kitchen includes<br />

Amish cabinetry, Cambria quartz countertops<br />

& hood, Thermador appliance package and<br />

walk-in pantry. The main floor also includes two<br />

master suites with walk-in showers, home office<br />

with custom built-ins and a charming laundry<br />

room with a dog wash and plenty of storage.<br />

A metal floating staircase takes you to the<br />

lower level which has two more bedrooms with<br />

ensuite baths, family room with a second stone<br />

fireplace, a fully equipped bar, powder room,<br />

exercise room and covered patio. The home also<br />

includes a state-of-the-art<br />

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finishes throughout.<br />

ABOUT THE BUILDER<br />

The Coates family has been designing and<br />

building custom homes throughout Southwest<br />

Ohio since 1968. Second generation owner’s<br />

Marty and Gina Coates, carry on their parents’<br />

work and serve as general contractors working<br />

with the finest tradesmen & women in the<br />

<strong>Dayton</strong> area. As a full-service custom builder<br />

the Coates are involved during every phase of<br />

the design and construction process beginning<br />

with lot selection and ending with all of the<br />

personal finishing touches. The Coates name<br />

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A local developer will begin building homes in<br />

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winds less than two miles from the path of the EF4<br />

tornado that wreaked havoc on the community<br />

earlier this year.<br />

ABOUT THE BUILDER<br />

The G.F. Bailey Company is a community of talented<br />

professionals dedicated to Impact Investing<br />

opportunities locally and nationally. We work<br />

with investors seeking to identify opportunities<br />

for socially responsible change and advancement<br />

while also retaining capital. We focus on projects<br />

that promote affordable housing, neighborhood<br />

redevelopment & construction, environmental<br />

concerns, and clean and healthy food production<br />

& sustainability. G.F. Bailey was founded in 2017<br />

by Timothy Forbess as an organization aimed at<br />

helping single mothers attain affordable housing.<br />

Inspired by the character, George Bailey from “A<br />

Wonderful Life,” G.F. Bailey has developed into a<br />

multidimensional Impact Investment firm.<br />

G.F. Bailey began talks with Trotwood about the new<br />

homes more than a year ago before the Memorial<br />

Day tornadoes that damaged 4,434 properties in<br />

Montgomery County and displaced as many as 1,100<br />

households. But the design always included houses<br />

able to withstand EF3 tornadoes, said Max Fuller<br />

president of G.F. Bailey Build Group.<br />

After the tornadoes, the developers added a safe<br />

room that consists of extra steel reinforcement in<br />

the frame of one of the interior rooms, he said. G.F.<br />

Bailey learned about the “safe room” at a countysponsored<br />

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The Avon floor plan was exclusively designed for<br />

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Ohio – conveniently located near schools, shopping,<br />

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Rustic brick and stone combinations,<br />

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windows in the great room and kitchen area<br />

provide ample natural light to the open concept<br />

design. The split bedroom plan provides privacy<br />

for our owner’s suite, accentuated by our luxury<br />

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feature of a Tim Guilfoyle-built custom home.<br />

Taking advantage of the lot specific features,<br />

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of the home and sharing a hall bath. Located<br />

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The Gourmet Kitchen offers a gas cooktop,<br />

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the open great room with soaring ceilings,<br />

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the large composite deck overlooking the back<br />

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find a spacious loft and a huge third bedroom<br />

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The Lighthouse is a one-of-a-kind home from<br />

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The laundry, mudroom and bathrooms showcase<br />

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Brandon Homes........................................................69<br />

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Cedar Hill Furniture...................................................82<br />

CenterPoint Energy...................................................78<br />

Centerstone Homes......................................... 67 & 73<br />

Cincinnati Stoneworks...............................................81<br />

Clearcreek Custom Builders......................................73<br />

Clemens Custom Home Builders..............................67<br />

Coates Custom Homes.............................................68<br />

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Day Air Credit Union................................................65<br />

<strong>Dayton</strong> Realtors.........................................................65<br />

<strong>Dayton</strong> Society of Interior Designers.........................37<br />

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Design Homes .........................................................70<br />

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Premiere Lighting Gallery...........................................15<br />

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