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Area home tour kicks off Dec. 2

Sunday, November 25, 2007

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The first home to be featured in the 2007 Tri Kappa Home Tour is the residence of Darryl and Annette Royer.
The first home featured in the 2007 Tri Kappa Home Tour is the home of Darryl and Annette Royer.

The "home-built" log-type home was constructed in 1999 with the help of multiple friends and family members. Every part of the home exhibits the love that it took to create the home.

It is a 3,200-square foot, two-story, four-bedroom, two-bathroom, with a finished basement. In addition, it also includes a two-car attached garage, two-car detached garage with a workshop with a beautiful wrap around front porch.

The first thing noticed when entering the front door is the home's primitive nature and fun snowman theme.

The home has multiple family heirlooms that include an antique organ top from Ashboro Pharmacy, Darryl's grandmother's antique pie safe, several antique firearms over the fireplace that frame an old family member's photo, an antique wood piece over the master bed, in addition to multiple old street signs from the early years of Brazil.

Several other family heirlooms are scattered throughout the home that are sight to see.

Most of the logs used to create the home are more than 180 years old, with most originating from Harmony and Seelyville.

A trip up the stairs, which are decorated with garland and bows, those in the home can see up close the old wagon wheel that descends over the living area. The wagon wheel, along with the exposed ceiling beams are lighted and give a warm presence.

An upstairs bedroom hosts a Christmas tree decorated with angels and snowflakes. The other spare bedroom has a little window seat and is decorated in the theme of Elvis by the Royer's daughter, Rachelle.

Many items throughout the home are antiques or pieces that Annette has redone to be a one-of-a-kind piece.

The basement hosts a large room full of Coca-Cola memorabilia along with old street signs and pictures of their children's various extracurricular activities.

The living room is full of wonderful stories behind each piece of furniture.

For example, the television stand is an old trunk that they were able to refinish and has been a host to multiple TV sets.

The kitchen cabinets were also all handmade and placed by Darryl.

He also made the trash can holder. All of the hardwood flooring was put in by the family as well.

In addition, most of the home is surrounded by a terraced garden.

The garden has several levels and hosts an array of plants.

Tri Kappa, along with the Royers, invite all to come out on Dec. 2 to see their home along with the three others that will be featured this week.

Tickets are on sale for $5 in advance or $7 at the door.

All home tour homes will be open from 1-5 p.m.



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