Drees Homes’ Cincinnati Build on Your Lot division recently celebrated the successful conclusion of HOMEARAMA®2022 at ChimneyRidge in Loveland, OH, where the stunning Bedford floor plan made its much-anticipated debut. The Bedford, a one-level ranch design with a finished lower level and multiple outdoor living spaces, was showcased to thousands of visitors over a two-week period and garnered rave reviews from those who toured each elegant space of the home. As voted on by peers within the industry, the Bedford took home first place in Best Kitchen, Favorite Study and Favorite Hearth Room/Breakfast Nook. Drees also received 2nd Place in Favorite Floor Plan, Favorite Bath and Favorite Exterior, and earned three 2nd place awards in the “People’s Choice” portion of voting, including Favorite Landscaping, Favorite Merchandising and Overall Favorite Home. A truly unique addition to the already stellar lineup of Drees’ Greater Cincinnati floor plans, the Bedford’s seamless balance of luxury and functionality displayed at HOMEARAMA® proved that this impressive design is here to stay.
Specs: Square Feet: 4,878 | Stories: 1 | Garage: 4 | Bedrooms: 4 | Baths: 4.5
Unique Offerings: Independent living suite on the main level, multiple outdoor living spaces including walk-out from the lower level, Cincinnati Reds-themed rec room decor, super shower in owner’s suite bath, wine grotto and hidden cigar room.
Well-manicured landscaping guide your sightline from the greens of the grass to the whites, woods and brick façade of the Bedford. Vertical board and batten, stained cedar beams on the porch and metal roof overhangs provide a visually pleasing exterior elevation prior to entering the French front doors.
Details, details, details. From the bright and inviting study with a hidden cigar room, to the open kitchen with an expansive island illuminated by gorgeous LED light fixtures, you will quickly learn that the Bedford isn’t your typical floor plan. Soaring ceilings with cedar beams complement the already spacious 3,400+ square footage of the main level. Venture into your luxuriously glass-enclosed wine grotto and pour yourself a glass or elect to relax by the fireplace after a long day.
The Independent Living Suite & Owner’s Sanctuary
With the Bedford plan at ChimneyRidge, both owners and guests can enjoy their own personal oasis. The independent living suite located adjacent to the dining room provides guests with everything they need for any length of stay. Ample storage, a sitting area and direct access to a luxurious bathroom provide both comfort and functionality to those who utilize this space. On the opposite side of the independent living suite is where the owner’s suite is located, a truly incredible space that boasts upgraded ceiling features, a jaw-dropping owner’s suite bath and walk-in closet pairing, as well as direct access to the huge outdoor living area.
Like many spaces in this home, pictures cannot accurately describe the magnificence of the Bedford‘s outdoor living spaces. Bold glass doors provide entry to well-placed outdoor seating surrounding a gas fireplace that leads to a television on the mantle, yielding a comfortable setting for many relaxing, open-air mornings or evenings. Take a left at the fireplace to access the private entry to the owner’s suite, or take a right for a well-designed staircase to lead you down to the lower-level outdoor living area that offers both covered and open-air options. Crank up the grill or catch some rays from this area, which also leads directly to the spectacularly-furnished lower level.
The Lower Level
Every fan’s dream! An exterior-matching, white-washed brick wall guides visitors down the staircase to the finished lower level of the Bedford, a place where comfortable spaces, sports relics and your five senses blend seamlessly. At the bottom of the stairs, a small dining area is the centerpiece to a convenient wet bar, complete with a beer tap. Follow the a full wall mural of Redland Field, the former home of the Cincinnati Reds™, and you will pass a billiards table on your way to a comfortable sitting area in front of a movie-theatre quality television, a perfect place to catch a big game. The crown-jewel of the lower-level rec room is the memorabilia area, complete with jerseys, bats, gloves and more, all celebrating the Cincinnati Reds, Major League Baseball’s oldest baseball team. Adjacent to the Reds gear, you will find another large bedroom with it’s own nearby bath.
This exclusive custom-home community is what makes Drees’ Build on Your Lot product so appealing. Have a piece of land or a home site you’d like to build your custom dream home on? Learn more about Drees Homes Build on Your Lot program by contacting Amy Schmidt, your New Home Specialist. For more info on Drees’ new home communities located throughout the Greater Cincinnati area, visit us at dreeshomes.com.