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Short home second to be featured on home tour

Monday, November 26, 2007

The second home scheduled to be featured as part of the 2007 Tri Kappa Home Tour is the household of Gina Short, located on State Road 340.

The charming craftsman-style home was built in 1928 and has been updated in the recent years.

It is two stories with a full-finished basement, including four bedrooms, two baths, a total of 10 rooms that are modern style decorated. The home also includes an inground swimming pool and a detached two-car garage.

The home is easily recognizable due to the large lions that guard the entrance.

Those who have attended past home tours may not recognize the inside of the Short home now.

The main living areas on the first floor is a beautiful barnyard red with a warm working fireplace. The fireplace banister is decorated in a festive Christmas theme of Santa Claus.

Also in this area is a full Christmas tree that is sure to put all in the Christmas mood.

Another point of interest is the old desk, built into the wall, one of the few things that highlight the craftsman touch.

The dining area ha a large handmade nativity scene that was given to Short by Norma Hibner.

The kitchen has recently been updated and boasts a warm tile floor. Also on that floor is a spare bedroom decked out for Christmas and a bathroom.

Both of these rooms are full of love. Many parts of the entire house, for that matter, have very unique decorating updates.

After visiting the main floor, those who plan on attending will visit the large finished basement, where the family spends most of its time. The area boasts an open concept style with a sitting area, dining area and living area. A Christmas tree adds to the home's current theme.

The entire lower living area is decorated in a modern, contemporary style with lots of extras that are a must-see.

With the craftsman-style of this home, it is very easy to appreciate all of the "nooks and crannies" built into the home.

Tri Kappa and Short invite all to come out from 1-5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2, to visit the home along with three other homes featured on the home tour.

Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Contact any Tri Kappa member for tickets or more information.

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