Property Crush

You Need to Peek Inside This Colorful Spanish Villa for Sale in Suburban Ohio

published Feb 4, 2021
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The details

  • Address: 3537 Brookside Rd, Ottawa Hills, Ohio
  • Price: $689,000
  • Size: 4,760 square feet
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
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Why we have a crush on this property

On a tree-lined street in a tony enclave of Toledo, Ohio, sits this 1926 Spanish-style villa for sale. Though it’s sandwiched between brick Colonials and Tudor homes, the place is anything but ordinary. One step through the front door and this is abundantly clear.

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A sunflower-yellow foyer with Saltillo-style tiles and a curving staircase welcomes guests. It connects to a sunny living area with huge windows that let sunlight stream in, not to mention a stone fireplace and turquoise accents.

French doors off the living room open to a covered breezeway and a back patio, where there’s an outdoor kitchen complete with a grill, mini bar, and seating. Beyond it, steps lead to a kidney-shaped swimming pool and built-in lounge area.

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Back in the house, a sunny formal dining room off the foyer is brightened by a crystal chandelier. The kitchen, meanwhile, offers a gas range and hood. Upstairs, the main bedroom boasts a spacious adjoining bathroom, while the other four bedrooms come with sizable closets and make room for a home office.

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Elsewhere in the house, you’ll find an in-home movie theater, an abundance of living space, and lots of colorful charms. This one-of-a-kind Mediterranean Revival property is for sale by its owner, M.C. Schlatter, for a cool $689,000. Peep the listing for more info.

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