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Houseplants for the horticulturally impaired LEE REICH ASSOCIATED PRESS

Hints of impending spring weather might stir a desire to grow plants even in people not usually drawn in that direction. If you are one of them, yet your thumbs lack the slightest hint of green, take heart: There are houseplants even you can grow. You’ll have to forgo color if you require a truly tough houseplant. Flowering takes too much of a plant’s energy, which comes from good (or at least reasonably good) growing conditions, including abundant light. Don’t look for color in leaves either, because plants with colorful leaves have them only when there’s plenty of light so that they can do more with less green.

Take dumbcane and spider plant, for instance. Both are hard to kill, yet keep up appearances with little attention. Spider plant can fill its pot rapidly and send out new “babies” all over the place, but that’s only with good growing conditions. For best results, grow an all-green variety of spider plant, rather than one with white stripes in its

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leaves. All green spider plants, with more chlorophyll, tolerate low light better. Geraniums also tolerate an amazing amount of abuse. They won’t flower under these conditions, so in that case why not grow scented geraniums? Many have frilly foliage and, depending on the variety, their leaves carry aromas such as chocolate,

rose or lemon. If in doubt about whether a geranium is thirsty, don’t water. Cyperus is a houseplant whose especially graceful appearance belies its tough-as-nails constitution. This is a water plant, closely related to papyrus, so it cannot tolerate drying out. But watering See PLANTS, Page 3R

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Poor light is not the only abuse you might suffer upon a houseplant. Many people forget to water them, or water them too much. Also, as plants grow, they need to be divided and repotted, or shifted to larger pots. A houseplant for the horticulturally impaired should not grow so fast that frequent repotting is necessary.

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cyperus is a no-brainer; just set the pot in a deep saucer that you always keep filled with water.

Succulents Succulent plants – which include but are not limited to cacti – are obvious houseplant candidates for nongardeners. If you’ve killed them in the past, it was probably because of too much water, a situation easily avoided if, when you first get the plant, you repot it with an equal volume of perlite or sand mixed into the potting soil. The perlite or sand lets water run right through the mix, making it impossible to overwater. Alternatively, repot the plant in potting mix formulated especially for succulents. Succulents present an amazing array of shapes and textures of greenery. In that well-drained potting mix, it would be almost impossible to kill an aloe plant. Its leaves remain soft, fleshy and smooth, just as if you’ve been lavishing it with care. (I water mine about

every six months, sometimes even less frequently!) Kalanchoe hardly looks like a desert plant, yet it survives neglect in proper style. The same could be said for burro’s tail, ideal for hanging baskets with its ropy stems swathed in fat leaves. Jade plants respond to good conditions by growing rapidly and flowering, but they look almost the same when grown in utter neglect. Grow this succulent as a bush or a small tree. When the plant grows too large for your likes or its pot, it’ll get along fine for a long time with its stems just trimmed back to whatever size you want, rather than needing to be repotted. You would think that plants called living stones would be tough houseplants – and they are. They do look like stones, however, so they might not satisfy the seasonal urge for lush greenery. Then again, if you just need some kind of garden experience this time of year, you don’t need greenery. Get a decorative tray and emulate in miniature the famous Zen landscape at Ryoan-ji in Kyoto, Japan; it consists of a rectangular plot of neatly raked quartz sand surrounding artistically clustered groups of rocks.

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Comforters, duvets get bolder with color Colored, textured and patterned comforters and duvets are telling a dramatic bedtime story these days. “Bedding acts as a narrator to set the tone of the room,” said Anthropologie’s home textiles buyer Brittany Peacock. “As the focal point of the room, the bed is a natural location for a pop of color or pattern.” Taking their cue from manufacturers and high-end design projects, consumers are moving away from the pale colors that once dominated bedroom decor and toward vibrant tones and patterns, said Joy Coulter of Couture Designs in New Albany, Ohio. “In the more upscale magazines, I am starting to see more bright colors, especially in master suites,” she said. “The new trends seem to be getting away from so much neutral and gray. People are tired of having just white bedding, and they’re ready to try something bold.” Louise Traficanti, creative director for Eastern Accents , a bedding company in Chicago, thinks that homeowners were

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decorating with muted palettes for several years in response to the economic downturn and their own financial constraints. Things have begun to change, she said. “Over the last two years, we’ve been See COLOR, Page 4R

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really pushing more color, and seeing our customers respond enthusiastically to patterns and designs,” she said. More color in the bedroom also is a reflection of how much time people spend there, added Chris Chapin, co-founder at Company C , a home furnishings company in Concord, New Hampshire. With the bedroom functioning as a place to watch television, read a book or use technology, it’s not surprising that people are craving livelier looks realized through florals, prints and geometric patterns in dramatic colors, she says. “People want color and some excitement in their lives. Color can represent what someone’s passionate about,” she said. “You walk in, you feel good.” The desire to decorate in a way that tells your story also has helped drive the use of color, Traficanti said. “As people get more expressive about their own personality,” they are choosing more interesting colors and patterns for a “more curated look,” she said. Eclecticism is in and “matchy matchy” is out, added Andrew Howard See COLOR, Page 5R

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Low profile, high style: Kitchens that go with the flow KIM COOK ASSOCIATED PRESS

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says firm co-founder Charlotte Dunagan. “We created a kitchen that flowed directly as part of the great room and living space. The concept we aimed for was to conceal as many of the appliances as possible, even going so far as to find a white oven to blend into the white cabinets.” It was important to have the finishes all work togeth-

er, says her partner, Tom Diverio. “The kitchen really becomes part of the space, especially with the neutral oak wood flooring that continues throughout the home,” he says. “We were also careful to select finishes that were warm and inviting, which appear to be more like furniture.” Pale walls in the open layout allowed for the residents’ art collection to carry through, further integrating the kitchen into the home. Architect Dan Brunn in Los Angeles says he, too, See KITCHENS, Page 6R

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of Andrew Howard Interior Design in Jacksonville, Florida. A room should look as if “it grew over time – that it wasn’t bought on the same day with all the fabrics perfectly coordinating.” The practice of buying bedding in a bag – a complete set of sheets, comforter, bedskirt and shams – is on the wane, Coulter said. Texture and layering also contributes to the bold look, Chapin said. Increasingly, customers are mixing quilts, waffleweave blankets, rich

throws and other fabric pieces to create an interesting look, she said. Going bold with your bedding is also one of the most affordable ways to change the look of a room, said Suzy Cacic, an interior designer who blogs at BetterDecoratingBible.com. “Bedding is an easy way to dress up your bedroom without having to stick to a commitment like painting your walls or purchasing new statement furniture,” she said. “Leaving your walls neutral and playing up your decorating with accessories such as your bedding is an easy and commitment-free way to bring in some great style to your space.”

A kitchen in New York designed by the Manhattan-based firm Drake/Anderson. The firm created this Tribeca kitchen to flow seamlessly into the main living space, by repeating touches of color throughout, echoing the mosaic backsplash pattern in the chair upholstery, and running the flooring continuously. MARCO RICCA/DRAKE/ANDERSON VIA AP

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Kitchens tend to be designed as star players on the residential stage. Their role is often aspirational – pro chef’s lair, for example, or the country kitchen from that Italian movie you loved. But there’s a different story being played out by some kitchen designers today: kitchens that merge seamlessly into the rest of the main living space. Sometimes that’s because there are space limitations – a smallish apartment, for example, where the kitchen is cheek-to-jowl with every other room. Or there may be plenty of space, but no walls, so each living zone looks into the next. Some new kitchens are nearly invisible; others employ decorative and design elements that assimilate them into the look of adjoining spaces. Cabinetry is the same style, color, material and finish as other furniture. The color palette is the same or complementary. Lighting and accessories echo those in the principal rooms. Flooring is consistent throughout. Appliances are integrated. Even the island and countertops reflect materials used in adjoining spaces. The Dunagan Diverio Design Group in Coral Gables, Florida, recently completed a Miami penthouse project with an open floor plan. The clients loved to cook and needed lots of space that functioned well. “But they also wanted the kitchen to have clean lines and be completely integrated into the home’s design,”


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keeps flooring the same throughout an open-plan home. “The dining room and living room are typically connected to the kitchen, so we make the kitchen feel more ‘domesticated,’ less like a stainless steel lab,” he says. “One of my favorite things is to specify full custom-front appliances.” New York City designer Amir Khamneipur took a similar approach with his Park Avenue apartment. “I used flat-panel, semi-gloss-painted cabinetry throughout my kitchen,” he says. “The flat panels allow the kitchen cabinets to read as architectural elements. The geometry, symmetry and balance of lines created by the cabinetry seams were purposefully aligned with mirror work and fireplace height. These different elements coincide to create a harmonious look.” Khamneipur chose a cream-and-neutral color palette for the minimalist kitchen, reflecting the serene vibe of the apartment. And he added a few clever features, like furniture-style legs on the kitchen island to reflect the neoclassical lines of a sofa and pedestal table across from it. Dunagan says the inspiration for the Florida penthouse came from yacht design, in which all available space is maximized. A coffee station got tucked behind pocket doors. A laundry room, service kitchen and Sub-Zero appliances are also concealed behind wood doors or

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cabinets in the kitchen. Modern materials and technology make “hiding” kitchen elements easy. Smart induction cooktops are nearly unnoticeable when not in use. Appliances that formerly sat on counters are now built into drawers. LED lighting can be installed virtually anywhere. Henrybuilt , a Seattle designer and maker of kitchen furniture and storage systems, offers solid-surface counters with drainage for the sink. Storage cubbies for tools, napkins and bread are built into milled wood counters, which are then extended to create eating tables. Knife blocks, utensil, spices, pantry items, and recycle and trash receptacles all fit neatly out of sight in drawers and sliding cupboards. Pay attention to how you illuminate the kitchen, says Sheva Knopfler, creative director of Brooklyn, New Yorkbased Lights.com. “The easiest way to streamline a kitchen is to incorporate simple lighting fixtures that blend in or almost disappear,” she says. “And consider paring down the number of lighting elements, opting instead for fewer, brighter overhead fixtures.” Pick a style that suits you, and then create a visual flow with lighting in matching metallic finishes, she suggests. And it’s fine to tweak that plan by adding a piece that’s got some drama or playfulness. “A statement light allows you to add a bold dash of your personality. It becomes the ‘artwork’ of the space,” Knopfler says. Consider a large chandelier, or a grouping of pendant fixtures.

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Asked what it feels like to forge iron, Robert Thomas has to pause for a moment and compose himself before plunging into a description of what, for him, is as much a passion as a livelihood. “Forging has a way of taking hold of you until it becomes a part of who you are,” Thomas says. “It not only links us to the millennia of blacksmiths who came before us, but in this age of Silicon Valley and computers, it’s one thing that machines can’t really do, at least easily anyway.” “The work of a blacksmith is not at all limited to Renaissance fairs,” he con-

tinues. “It’s very much alive today.” In his new book, “The Art and Craft of the Blacksmith: Techniques for the Modern Smith” (Quarto Publishing Group USA, 2018), Thomas explains the tools of the trade, offers a history of decorative iron, and discusses techniques for anyone from the novice to the accomplished blacksmith. His love for the ancient craft is palpable as he describes the sensation of hammering heated metal until it can be molded like clay, becoming stronger in the process. “Forging is completely addictive,” says Thomas, who runs a studio in North

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Charleston, South Carolina, that combines restoration work with more modern, artistic pieces. “The best thing is when I have a friend or craftsman in another discipline who comes to try it. The first time they shape hot metal, you can see it in their face. When you see that steel squish out like PlayDoh, the whole experience is ethereal.” Try being a smith, he says, and “you’ll never look at metal the same way. And you’ll look at bridges differently.” The permanence of the works also is part of the attraction, he says. “When we install a beautifully forged gate in front of someone’s home, we know it will last longer than absolutely anything else there.” JoAnn Bentley, an administrator for the Artist Blacksmith Association of North America, says many of the organization’s estimated 4,000 members are young, and include some women. “It’s a thriving craft and is really coming back to life these days,” she says. She partly credits the television show “Forged in Fire” on the History Channel. Thomas had tried a career in finance, but wasn’t happy there. “So at 24, I decided I had to do something different. … I knew I loved working with my hands, and I loved art, and when I tried blacksmithing I was certain it was for me,” he says. He went on to study the craft – long known as “the master trade” because of how essential it was in traditional village

life – at what he calls the “Harvard for blacksmiths,” Hereford College of Arts, in Hereford, England. He became one of a handful of Americans inducted as a certified journeyman in Britain’s Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths, a guild that dates to the 1300s. There are places closer to home that a would-be blacksmith can study. The American College of Building Arts, in Charleston, where Thomas is based, has a program, he says, as do several other institutions across the country. But they are rare. His studio, Robert Thomas Iron Design, includes five other blacksmiths, plus a part-time engineer and designer. It’s one of only about 30 studios like it in the United States, he says. “It’s great to work side by side with other blacksmiths. That amazing camaraderie of blacksmiths around the world is one of the truly great things about this field,” he says. Thomas hopes his book conveys a sense of that community. “It’s also meant as a primer for craftspeople who may have had a taste of basic blacksmithing and want to take it to the next level,” he says. “The goal is to present blacksmithing in a modern, professional context and offer some perspective on how to contribute to the world of design using blacksmithing techniques to create large and small pieces of functional art,” he says. Projects detailed in the book include bookends, a trivet, a door handle and a fireplace tool set. In addition to historical restoration work, his studio makes furniture and a range of shelf brackets, which he says is its most popular item.

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LICKING COUNTY PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS The first name(s) listed is the seller and the second name(s) listed is the buyer. Reynoldsburg » 1065 Mastell Dr, Sampson William J, Pearson Timothy and Christy, 2/28/2018, $252,000 » 9059 Lupine Dr, Kruglov Ilya and Shatashvili Tamara, Snyder Lee A and Polk Mary G, 2/28/ 2018, $235,000 » 8172 Artisan Way, Walker Farms LLC, Hooper Diane, 2/27/ 2018, $198,800 » 543 Hunnicut Dr, Young Paul D, Khabatari Harka and Ghimire Ranjana, 3/2/2018, $193,000 Etna Township » 166 Deer Path Ct, Lindsay Samantha M, Wheeler Nicholas and Kristen D, 2/26/2018, $305,000 » 438 Trail West, Wirth Joan C and Wayne J, Murdock Robin, 2/26/2018, $284,500 » 8990 Smoke Rd, Schmidt Lenny, Kelley Adam W and Dawn C, 2/26/2018, $252,000 » 116 Copland Dr, Pulte Homes of Ohio LLC, Ghimirey Durga D and Humagai Tika, 2/28/2018, $216,440 » 110 Hummock Dr, Hutchinson Ricky L, Bragg Michael, 3/2/2018, $194,500

» 140 Crabapple Ln, Brown Tyler L, Khanal Kamal, 3/2/2018, $184,000 » 196 Pebble Creek Dr, Croyle Michael C, Funderburk Heidi L, 2/28/2018, $174,900 Granville » 137 Brennan Dr, Hansell Kevin P and Teresa L, Kruise Jason Michael and Ashley M, 3/2/2018, $430,000 Granville Township » 1985 Welsh Hills Rd, Kapah Yoav and Luna, Andrews Terry B and Bonnain Suzanne P, 3/2/ 2018, $468,500 » 56 Wyddfa Ct, Reid John W, Newton Maxwell F, 2/28/2018, $400,000 » 145 Fairview Ave, Walker Jennifer L, Quinn Julie E and Michael C, 2/28/2018, $234,900 Hanover Township » 16810 Marne Rd, Carver Claude R Jr, Nelson Daleena, 2/26/2018, $5,500 » 16780 Marne Rd, Carver Claude R, Nelson Daleena, 2/26/2018, $2,500 Harrison Township » 168 Mannaseh Dr W, Westport Homes Inc, Phelps Danyelle,

3/2/2018, $284,612 » 208 North Bend Dr, Rings Jeffrey L and Judith L, Ghimire Krishna and Timsina Puspa D, 3/1/2018, $198,000 Hopewell Township » 16506 Flint Ridge Rd SE, Jones Randy and Heather, Powers Jonathan and Michelle, 2/26/ 2018, $453,200 Madison Township » 109 Arthur Ave, Mccauley Eva Diane Trustee, Reineke Dean A and Natalie J, 3/2/2018, $354,000 Newark Township » 112 Amy Ln NE, Tomlinson Jason S and Kari K, Frederick Seth T and Hall Ashton T, 3/2/ 2018, $115,000 Newton Township » 29 Parkway Dr, Stretton Richard and Marilee, Maize Zane W and Ashbrook Madison M, 2/26/2018, $132,500 » 7041 Martinsburg Rd, Warthen Bruce D and Barbara J, Ohara Michael S and Leslie A, 2/28/ 2018, $48,000 Union Township » 36 Granview Crossing, Painley Jason Lee and Andrea Leigh,

Terra Nova Partners LLC, 2/28/ 2018, $125,000 Buckeye Lake » 503 Providence Ln, Buckeye Property Holding Group Inc and Canal Investments LLC, Sills Barbara A, 3/2/2018, $219,173 » 92 6th Ave, Barrett Earl W and Irons Tara C, Long Vicki and Puffer Helga, 3/2/2018, $120,000 » 4135 Walnut Rd Lot 110, Volz Jeff, Wildman Brenda K, 3/1/ 2018, $15,000 » 4711 Walnut Rd Lot M-12, Lee Fred T and Berberick Brad Wros, Glasmeir Marjorie L, 2/26/2018, $4,000 Heath » 1308 Linnview Crossing, BH Realty LLC, Colles Trevor Alexander and Krystal, 2/26/2018, $235,000 » 1361 Luckee Ave, Harphub Inc, Gaul Bryant M, 3/2/2018, $139,900 » 729 Fieldson Dr, Massie Ralph L, Smith Gary Nathan and Carrie Lourene, 2/26/2018, $127,500 » 631 Partridge Rd, Finlay Roger N and Dianne S Co-Trustees, Grice Preston E and Anna M, 3/2/2018, $106,400 Newark

» 292 Creek Bend Ct, Rockford Homes Inc, Kaethow Lori A and Crist Loretta Ann, 2/28/2018, $316,645 » 360 Brooke Way, Kelly Richard M, Murphy Kerri A and Sean P, 2/26/2018, $208,000 » 736 Maxola Ave, Snodgrass Brian C and Patricia G, Heyder Jodee M, 2/26/2018, $180,000 » 304 Pierson Blvd, Wilson Kyle Z and Mary J, Crothers Aaron R and Adrienne N, 3/2/2018, $130,000 » 71 32nd S St, Dudley Barbara J, Fullen Joshua Dean and Taylor E, 3/2/2018, $127,000 » 934 Main W St, Puryear Ralph and Heather, Richard Jackqueline R and Michael A, 3/2/2018, $120,000 » 1210 Hillview E Cir, Kibler Cathy Trustee, Dutiel Robert J and Misty K, 2/28/2018, $115,000 » 518 Mt Vernon Rd, Brent Mary Pat, Tennihill Donald and Tiffany, 3/2/2018, $114,700 » 1047 Stewart St, Taylor Mark A and Tara Lynn, Nixon Faith N and Nicholas E, 2/28/2018, $110,500 » 114 Summit St, T and K Solutions LLC, Withrow Harry R Jr and Misty R, 2/28/2018, $106,900 » 281 Central Ave, Homebase Properties LLC, Claypool Jacob C, 2/26/2018, $106,900 » 1283-C Pine View TRL, Dixon

Carmella S and Dixon-Winston Carmella, Naughton Michelle J, 3/2/2018, $87,000 » 145 Channel E St, Murphy Sean P and Kerri A, Wovrosh Alex J and Kaitlyn, 2/28/2018, $86,900 » 1442 Londondale Pkwy, Koenig Erich T, Harrison Paula F, 2/28/ 2018, $70,500 » 30 Postal E Ave, Kerr Joyce L Schuyler and Ray G, Dupre Iris June, 2/28/2018, $65,000 » 758 Mt Vernon Rd, Select Realty Ltd, Yarborough James T and Jennifer L, 2/28/2018, $42,000 » 905 Miller Ave, Shriver Patricia, Levingston Cheyenne C and Marshall Charles A Jr, 2/26/2018, $6,000 Pataskala » 341 Good Ct, Wade Brett A and Kristy M, Corwin David L, 3/2/2018, $205,000 » 1213 Parsons Ct, Besco LLC, Rhodes Joseph M and Amanda R, 2/27/2018, $204,900 » 309 Hayloft Ct, Atwood Tera N, Barrios Mark Patrick and Hannah Jo, 2/26/2018, $179,900 » 14778 Broad St, Mcbride Beverly Joan Trustee, Damceski Saso, 2/28/2018, $140,000 » 163 Broadway St, Harris Brian D and Nicole R, Rockhold Susan L, 2/28/2018, $134,000

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E. Devencrof t Ridge, 81 Fairfield Ave, North Newark- 278 Park Trails Drive, NewarkGorgeous home offers 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Story home offers 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath Pataskala- Beautiful open floor plan to Well cared for 4 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath home, bath, formal & informal spaces. Updated, & big enough for family & to be able to and has a good amount of square footage. entertain family/friends & updates galore! formal living & dining, eat in kitchen, entertain in the indoor/outdoor spaces. Front & Rear Porches for sitting or 4 spacious bedrooms, rear fenced in yard covered front porch & screened in rear $312,000 Andrew Guanciale porch, $129,900 740-403-6444 entertaining. $59,900 & shed. $215,000

958 Camden Dr, Newark- Well cared for 3 Bed, 2 Full & 2 half bath home w/ lots of extras. 1st floor owner’s suite, hardwood floors, high ceilings, fireplace, gourmet kitchen w/granite counter tops, huge 900 sq ft 2 tier deck & brick patio. $439,900

1197 Brittany Hills E, Northwest Newark-Beautifully maintained home on cul-de-sac lot offering extra privacy. Formal & informal entertaining areas. High quality finishes throughout. Main level laundry room, vaulted ceiling Owner’s suite includes a large loft area. Full unfinished basement with poured concrete walls. Large deck, covered front porch. $285,500

742 Lake Shore Dr, HebronSpacious 4 level split located in Harbor Hills, ample living space & room to entertain. 1st floor laundry, Owner’s suite w/huge walk-in closet, 4 car attached garage great for that collector car or workshop! 4 season room w/panoramic views, rear deck & patio, easy access to private boat dock on Maple Bay! $519,000

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637 Brighton St, Pickerington- Nice 103 Oak Run, Heath- Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 and ½ bath condo located at home located in Preston Trails offering The Villages of River Oaks. Open concept, 3 beds, 2 ½ baths, living room & family, gas log fireplace, 2 car attached garage, walk in closets, 1st floor laundry, 2nd room, loft, 2nd floor laundry, and fire level bedroom could also be bonus living place to stay cozy. $239,900 room great for entertaining! $229,000

7363 Mount Vernon Rd, Saint Louisville- 9.6 acres residential, mini-farm/commercial use. Ranch style home w/updates offering great room & home office w/separate entrance. Private patio, large covered front porch. Large storage room for work shop or additional space w/double utility doors to side of home. $179,900

340 Rodney Lane, Heath- Equestrian Facility w/a total of 35.74 acres(10-15 acres wooded & 8-9 acres farmland), 166’ x 60’ new barn addition w/tack room, 2 wash bays, 8 stalls, 130’ x 60’ mirrored indoor arena, lighted outdoor arena, 66’ covered round

River Oaks Lots, Heath-River Oaks Subdivision- Restricted home sites w/city water & sewer. Convenient to SR 16, SR 79 & 1-70. Great location for the commuter. Total of 40 lots available in subdivision. Prices vary.

Planters Ridge Lots, North NewarkPlanter Ridge Subdivision- Several single-family restricted home sites w/ electric, water & sewer available. Prices vary.

725 Snowdon Dr, Newark 3541 London Hollow Rd, Newark 88 Spring St, Newark 185 Jef ferson Ridge, Newark 236 Quentin Rd, Newark Call the Guanciale Group today for fast & proven ser vice!

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443 Central Ave, North NewarkGreat opportunity for Investor or Buyer! Home sitting on double lot. Private rear lot for playing & more. Hardwood floors, lots of character, front sitting room surrounded by windows! Garage, covered front porch, newer roof! $77,900

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