A welcome departure

A new home doubles as a dream home for these empty nesters...and paradise for their visiting family

In this great room, undermount lighting accentuates floating shelving made from oak barn siding.

This kitchen houses the biggest island that the builders has ever installed, requiring two slabs of granite.

Scars in the recycled oak beams in this home hint at their 150 years of use in a local barn.

James Hardie fiber cement lap siding imparts a coastal look and holds up better to Ohio’s shifting weather than vinyl or wood.

A thoughtful blend of three styles of tile provides a textural backdrop to the range in this kitchen.

In this sunroom, walls of windows provide plenty of sunshine and a sweeping view of the activity in the back yard.

This homeowner has found that her home’s neutral palette also allows her to easily switch up the decor.

Five-inch white oak flooring runs throughout the open kitchen, great room, dining room and sunroom.

With a tongue-and-groove ceiling, this front porch overlooks the lawn and circular driveway.

This stocked pond is large enough for fishing and kayaking with the homeowner's two grandchildren. It was also the inspiration for the abundance of windows on the back of the home.

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