Beautiful 4 bedroom home on basement in Covington Lake Estates


2821 La Balme Trail Fort Wayne, Indiana 46804

Thursday, October 19th, 2017 @ 5:30 pm

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Beautiful 4 bedroom, 2 full bath, 2 half bath southwest home with daylight basement and attached oversize 2 car garage in Covington Lake Estates.
Highly Desirable Aboite Township / Southwest Allen School System

Updated and move-in ready home in very private park-like setting within the much-desired Covington Lake Estates neighborhood. This home, designed by Roy McNett, sits on 1.3 acres and is beautifully lined by many mature hardwood trees (including sugar, yellow, red, silver, crimson king and Japanese maples) and coniferous tress. Approximately .40 acres of the backyard is fenced in with bronze aluminum fencing which makes it ideal for kids and pets. The backyard is great for entertaining as it contains a 14ft Michael Phelps swim Spa, in-ground volleyball, swing set, tree house and large deck with a retractable awning.
The interior of the house contains beautiful Grabill kitchen cabinetry, granite and quartz countertops, hardwood floors on the main level, new carpet in formal living and dining rooms and newly painted interior walls. Sunroom and breakfast room (fully windowed) looking out at your own backyard “park” - beautiful all four seasons of the year. Large master suite with walk-in closet and large master bath (with spa tub). The finished basement has a bar that acts as a kitchen (stove top, sink & refrigerator) within a large living/entertaining room, large den, half bath and track lighting. Also in the basement is a second large finished room and an unfinished mechanical room with lots of room for storage.
Covington Lake Estates is located in Fort Wayne’s southwest side in Aboite Township. It is a subdivision of approximately fifty custom-built homes on 1+ acres lots having only one entry/exit point limiting non-residential traffic. The homes are on a 1.1 mile loop perfect for walking your dog or a quiet bicycle ride as much of the loop is shaded with mature trees around a beautiful lake where you can sit and enjoy sunrises and sunsets. The subdivision is connected to the 20 mile Aboite Trails and the larger Fort Wayne trail network. Perfectly located for a quick walk/run, bike ride or drive to schools (Southwest Allen County) churches, stores (grovery, hardware, drug, gas stations), the southwest YMCA, golf course - all within 1.5 miles, Lutheran Hospital/Medical district, Wildwood Tennis Club and access to I-69 is less than 5 miles away with the airport within a 20 minute drive.


Tuesday September 26th @ 5-6:30 PM
Monday October 9th @ 5-6:30 PM
Monday October 16th @ 5-6:30 PM

Property Features

  • Main Level - Foyer:

    • 9’ x 9.5’
    • hardwood floors
    • crystal ceiling light
    • French door style entry
    • crown molding

  • Living Room:

    • 13’ x 20.5’
    • carpet
    • floor to ceiling windows
    • crown molding

  • Dining Room:

    • 11’ x 13.5’
    • carpet
    • hanging chandelier light
    • floor to ceiling windows
    • wainscoting
    • crown molding

  • Office/Den:

    • 10.5’ x 10.5’
    • carpet
    • floor to ceiling windows
    • crown molding

  • Eat-In Chef’s Kitchen:

    • 12.5’ x 19.5’
    • hardwood floors
    • Grabill kitchen cabinets
    • quartz countertops
    • large kitchen island w/ granite countertop
    • hanging & can lights

  • Breakfast Area:

    • 10.5’ x 18’
    • hardwood floors
    • hanging light
    • large amount of windows w/ panoramic views of backyard

  • Sunroom:

    • 9.5’ x 13.5’
    • carpet
    • large amount of windows w/ panoramic views of backyard
    • service door to back entertainment space

  • Family Room:

    • 13’ x 21’
    • carpet
    • built-in storage hutch
    • brick fireplace w/ insert
    • can lights
    • ceiling beams

  • Half Bathroom:

    • 4’ x 5’
    • vinyl floors
    • pedestal sink
    • wall lights w/ mirror

  • Laundry Room:

    • 7’ x 8’
    • vinyl floors
    • built-in storage cabinets
    • washer/dryer hookups (gas)
    • storage closet

  • Upper Level - Master Bedroom:

    • 11.5’ x 19.5’
    • carpet
    • large 7’ x 15’ walk-in closet

  • Master Bathroom:

    • 13’ x 14’
    • tile floors
    • stand shower
    • Jacuzzi spa tub
    • dual sink vanity w/ makeup area
    • large wall mirrors w/ wall lights
    • separate toilet room
    • linen closet

  • Bedroom #2:

    • 12’ x 14’
    • carpet
    • closet

  • Bedroom #3:

    • 11’ x 13.5’
    • carpet
    • closet

  • Full Bathroom:

    • 7.5’ x 8’
    • tile floors
    • tub/shower combo
    • large vanity w/ mirror
    • wall lights

  • Bedroom #4:

    • 9.5’ x 11’
    • carpet
    • closet
    • built-in storage & shelving

  • Lower Level - Finished Basement:

    Split into Multiple Areas
    Rec/Enterainment Space:
    • 24’ x 26’
    • carpet
    • 16ft. round bar w/ stove, sink & refrigerator
    • stone accents
    • track & can lighting
    • panel walls
    Hobby/Crafting Room:
    • 13’ x 20’
    • carpet
    • lots of built-in shelving
    • ceiling lights
    • panel walls
    Half Bathroom:
    • 5’ x 8’
    • tile floors
    • oversized vanity w/ mirror
    • wall lights
    Storage Room:
    • 13’ x 20’
    • concrete floors
    • built-in shelving
    • ceiling lights
    • housing for all major mechanics

  • Attached Oversized 2-Car Garage:

    • 21’ x 26.5’
    • treated concrete floors (coated in 2010)
    • Overhead Door 1/2hp electric opener
    • insulated overhead door
    • storage room
    • workbench area
    • ceiling lights
    • pulldown attic storage access
    • service door to outside

  • Other Property Features:

    TAXES: $3,944.32 w/ exemptions (2016 p 2017)
    3,292sf Above Finished / 1,429sf Below Finished = 4,436sf of Total Finished Space
    Built in 1966 > Recently Remodeled
    Association Dues: $1,500 per year (Snow Common Grounds, Lake Maintenance, Lights)
    • Allen County | Aboite Township | Covington Lake Estates Neighborhood | Lot Size: 1.3+/- Acres
    • 2-Story Conventional Home | Finished Basement | City Water | City Sewer | 200amp Service
    • Rheem 95% Eff. Gas Furnace w/ Aprilaire System (2016) | Rheem 13 Seer Central Air Unit (2016)
    • A.O. Smith 50gal. Gas Water Heater (2016) | Water Softener System (2013)
    • Infinity by Marvin Windows - Low E (2009) | New Attic Insulation including Joist Foam (2009)
    • Brick & Aluminum Exterior | Asphalt Shingles - GAF Camelot (2013) | Asphalt Driveway (Replace in 2011)
    • Concrete Parking Pad (12’ x 20’ - 2011) | Concrete Walks | Covered Front Stoop | Rainguard Guttering
    • 4ft Bronze Aluminum Fencing ( Backyard - .40 Acres Total) | 14ft Masters Spa (Michael Phelps Swim Spa - 2011)
    • 21’ x 22.5’ Azek Composite Deck w/ Retractable Awning (2011) | In-Ground Volleyball Netting
    • Goalrilla Basketball Hoop | Wooden Swing Set | Wooden Treehouse | Fire Pit Area

Personal Property


    Baldwin Piano w/ bench (beautiful condition); McCarthy Ambassador Collection grandfather clock - golden oak finish, 86'x26'x16', beveled glass (see photo w/ all details); large/ornate oak armoire w/ mirrors; 6 piece cherry finish queen bedroom set; matching leather sofa & love seat; Precor treadmill; magnolia framed prints; metal framed daybed; framed wall art.

Real Estate Terms

Buyer Brokers welcome (contact auctioneer for details).  $30,000 down day of auction, balance on closing.  Buyer(s) to pay winning accepted bid price plus a 2.5% buyers premium (2.5% of winning bid) due at closing.  Property sold absolute, no reserve, sells regardless of price.  Property sold as-is, where-is.  Property sold for cash. (The sale of this property may be financed; however, the sale of this property IS NOT CONTINGENT to financing approval).  The information stated in this brochure are the opinions of the sellers, Scheerer McCulloch Auctioneers, Inc. and its agents, however, the decision to bid on the real estate property is entirely up to the individual bidders based on their own individual inspections, research and opinions. All statements, measurements, zoning and tax information are from reliable sources, however, are not guaranteed to be accurate. Statements made day of auction takes precedence over any and all previous oral or written matter.  Real estate closing within 45 days of auction.  *Real estate taxes: Real estate tax information stated indicates what the current owner is required to pay and is merely a guideline (the new buyer’s real estate taxes may or may not be the same as what the current owners is required to pay). Real estate taxes prorated to date of closing. 

Personal Property Terms

10% buyers premium on all items. Cash, MC/VISA. All items sold as-is. Statements made day of sale take precedence over printed matter. All sales are final. Not responsible for accidents.