Home is where the style is

. July 1, 2015.
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Welcome to MLiving Home! The home is where the heart is and homeowners strive to lovingly beautify their surroundings with distinctive architecture, bold ideas, fine furnishings and lush landscaping. Our new column, MLiving Home introduces you to area houses that are unique, contemporary or simply a beautiful place to live. You can gather ideas, learn decorator and builder’s tips or just dream about all of the possibilities.

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Life on the Lake

Where can you live on a lake in the middle of Northwest Ohio but your house looks like it belongs on Nantucket Island?  Dave and Sandy Roberts set out to build a scenic lakeside retreat that is used twelve months out of the year, only it is located in Holland, Ohio.

The home reflects a charming Northeast Coast flavor that allows the family to enjoy water sports as well as extensive entertaining.  The stone and shingle ranch, built by Jim Howald, is painted a bold, indigo that gives the home its personality.

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The Roberts’ used shades of taupe and gray to enhance the interior and add to the feeling of being both old and new. The large living area allows guests to move comfortably from the dining area through the kitchen and great room while enjoying the lake view from all angles.

The furniture, and the vintage feeling, is accented with unique furnishings and patterns that coexist harmoniously. Sandy loves exploring estate sales to add eclectic collectibles and has painted and refinished pieces  to add to the collection. 

This lakeside home features summer and fall seasonal outdoor dining, which  plays significantly in the family’s love of outdoor living. We may not live in the Northeast but we can sure bring the Northeast here and this house reflects those charming scenic retreats.

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A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

A musical comedy follows Monty, the heir to a family fortune who juggles his fiancee, his mistress, and plans to murder the line of succession. 7:30pm. 8pm Friday, November 10. 2pm and 8pm Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12. $22-$88. Stranahan Theater 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. 419-381-8851 | stranahantheater.org

The Nutcracker at The Valentine Theater

Enjoy the Ballet Theatre of Toledo’s annual Nutcracker performance. Special showing on Friday; regular performances run Saturday, November 25 at 7pm and Sunday, November 26 at 2pm. $25-$40. The Valentine Theater 410 Adams St. | 419-242-2787 ballettheatreoftoledo.org

A Veteran Helping Veterans

At 79, most of us are, or at least hope to be, thoroughly retired. Not so for Gordon Wright, Director of Dining Services and Executive Chef at Whitehouse Country Manor. Wright, who served in the army between 1957 and 1960, claims he will always be busy. “Busy hands, busy feet, busy mind. I have to

Look Good: Feel Good

When you feel good your body reflects it. Your hair and skin glow, your energy soars and your mental health is stable. What is not to love about that. Our experts here give us some insight about what they do to stay healthy. Advanced Wellness and Chiropractic Center 3454 Oak Alley Ct. #100. 419-535-9600. Wellness4toledo.com