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Colonial-style home last to be featured on tour

Thursday, December 4, 2008

The home of Jason and Kathy Brown is the final stop of the 2008 Tri Kappa Home Tour, set for Sunday.
The last home featured this week in the Tri Kappa Home Tour is the colonial style home of Jason and Kathy Brown.

This magnificent home is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

The entire home was built to colonial time specifications and has lots of clean lines and a primitive feel.

It is a three-bedroom, three-bath home with an attached garage. The home is 4,000-square feet and the three-story home was built in 2006.

This home is full of handmade items and lots of interesting features.

Upon entering this grand home, you are immediately drawn to the dining room and its vintage looking farmhouse dining table that was actually made by Jason and his father-in-law.

Also in this room are several old world chalkware Santas and lots of beeswax ornaments decorating the tree.

Just off the dining room is the colonial kitchen with its Amish built cabinets and keeping room. In the kitchen is a display cabinet with Santas on display and lots of festive garland.

The kitchen also hosts a fireplace (that is also seen in the front living room) and another Christmas tree decorated with handmade salt dough ornaments, apple-cinnamon ornaments, and homemade cookie ornaments atop lovely Briarwood furniture.

In the kitchen and throughout the home are hand scraped oak hardwood floors that are gorgeous. It is beautifully placed and matches the theme of the home perfectly. Attached to the kitchen is a more modern living area known as the gathering room with a screened-in porch just outside, perfect for the summer.

The gathering room holds a Hallmark keepsakes tree with decorations that were given to Jason from when he was a child, another very special piece in the home.

In the front living room is a large, handmade television cabinet made by Jason. In the corner is a lovely primitive-style Christmas tree.

Upstairs are the family bedrooms. Their son's room is decorated in the "Cars" theme and has a fun Hallmarks' kids ornament tree. Next, you visit their daughter's pink and white princess room. She has a gorgeous tree decorated with Hallmark Princess ornaments. There is also the children's bathroom on this floor and down the hall is the master suite.

The master bedroom has an outdoor theme with a gorgeous bed that was also made by Jason, the true handy man.

Attached to the master bedroom is the master bath that is beautifully decorated. Outside of the home is also decorated for the holidays with nine large wreaths, one for each window.

It really feels like a step back in time with a lovely modern feel. This home can't be missed.

Other homes featured this year on the home tour are the homes of Craig and Bridget Cook, Randy and Sharon Koehler, Andy and Kelly Kirchner and Joe and Tiffany Cook.

Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door of any home. You may purchase the 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., Sunday.

Tri Kappa is also hosting the Christmas Boutique at First Presbyterian Church. Cookies will be available with home tour tickets.

Also, Tri Kappa will have a chicken and noodle dinner this year at First Presbyterian Church. Tickets are $6 in advance for adults and $4 in advance for children.