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Koehler house third featured on home tour

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The home of Randy and Sharon Koehler will be the third of the Tri Kappa Home Tour Sunday.
The third home featured on the annual Tri Kappa Home Tour is the grand home of Randy and Sharon Koehler.

The Koehler home was built in 2006 and is a three-story house with three designated bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, and a two-car attached garage.

This home is very new, fresh and modern with lots of family heirlooms displayed throughout.

In the main entrance are several pieces handed down to Sharon from her great-grandmother, a working Singer sewing machine from her grandmother, a chair from the Governor George Craig's residence and a chest given to Randy from his grandmother, Lila Pell.

There is another politician's piece in the home, a large dining table from Chris Koehler, who was originally from Germany and became commissioner. Randy also owns Chris' marriage license that is written in part English and part German. It is a neat piece of family history.

Also in the dining room are two China cabinets that were refinished by Randy and his father Chris. This home has the master bedroom on the main floor that overlooks a gorgeous wooded area with a creek and lots of wildlife. It also has an entrance to the 710-square foot, two-story that was designed and built by Randy himself.

In the living room on the main floor is a traditional Christmas tree with ornaments that have been collected by the family for many, many years, gorgeous fireplace and beautiful hardwood flooring.

The tree was a tradition that their daughters, Andrea and Allison, would not let them give up.

Next to the living room is an office area, an open concept kitchen with very unique, special ordered oak cabinets from Pell's Hardware and several hand woven rugs from Randy's sister, Mindy, who owns Cottonwood Corner.

On display in the cozy kitchen is a homemade ginger bread house put together by daughter Allison.

The Koehler's specifically chose to keep their floor plan an open concept type for entertaining their large families.

On the lower level there is a music room to show off Randy's various instruments he has collected over the years. Also downstairs is another living room with a half bath decorated from things of the past. It is definitely a step back into the 80s!

You can also enter onto the deck from this level and sit in the swing built by Randy's father, Chris, and enjoy the breathtaking view.

Moving upstairs two levels is the top floor of this wonderful home. It hosts two bedrooms and another bath, all brightly decorated with the help of daughter Allison. This home is such a fun place with lots of stories. It definitely appeals to all types of home tour fans. You won't be disappointed.

Other homes featured this year are the homes of Craig and Bridget Cook, Andy and Kelly Kirchner, Joe and Tiffany Cook and Jason and Kathy Brown.

Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door of any home.

You can purchase tickets from any Tri Kappa member (Larissa 448-9620 or Meganne 442-1300) or stop by Riddell National Bank's main branch on National Avenue.

The homes will be open from 1-5 p.m., Dec. 7.

Tri Kappa will also be hosting the Christmas Boutique at the First Presbyterian Church. Cookies will be available with your home tour tickets. Also, Tri Kappa will have a chicken and noodle dinner again this year. Tickets are $6 in advance for adults and $4 in advance for children.