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Tour to make third stop at Clarke home

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

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The quiet, wooded setting of Josh and Carissa Clarke's home will be featured on Sunday's Tri Kappa Home Tour. Courtesy Photo.
The Tri Kappa Christmas Home Tour is quickly approaching. Josh and Carissa Clarke have been embellishing their home in anticipation of guests that will arrive on Dec. 6.

The Clarkes' live in a slate gray, 3,600 square foot home. The home was built in 2005, by the homeowner Josh and his father, Rob. Barrett Excavating, Hyatt and Sons Construction, dry wall by Haraway's and Sons, Rick Stearley and Ellis Roofing, assisted in the construction. Josh built the house from the ground up, including the clearing of the land.

The couple designed the home and Josh used his background in drafting to create the plans to the specifics that was desired by the couple. The home could have up to six bedrooms and has amazing storage space and closets.

The Clarkes' daughter Brynlee, has a girly room with a pink Christmas tree. Dora the Explorer tops off her bed. The walls are painted in flexible gray. Their son, Camden, has a navy blue room. A tree dressed in baseball gear is housed here.

The master bedroom holds an impressive bedroom suit topped off with gold toned bedding. The tree here is donned with gold and red. The walls are red and the room features a trey ceiling. A huge closet leads to a beautiful master bath, one of three bathrooms in the house. A six-foot long whirlpool tub is found in the master bath.

Follow the stairs to the full basement and find the playroom for the children. A Christmas tree is present in a corner covered with bright, playful ornaments and colored lights. Off of the playroom, an activity room is housed; workout equipment for the adults and indoor basketball for the children is kept here. A tree handed down from Josh's mom's family is here decorated in a winter theme; other trees in the home also hold family memories.

The basement also holds the hunting retreat room. This room is not to be missed by outdoorsmen!

This room holds three mounted turkeys, two mounted deer and a turkey fan. The tree in this room is rustic, complete with pinecones and feathers. A computer and a TV with a sitting area complete the room. In addition, a guest room with tons of storage is in the basement.

Returning to the main level, the formal dining room and living room are connected. The formal dining room table is large is large and accommodates many. The living room offers plenty of seats and lots of space for the children to roam.

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The Clarke's home includes a hunting retreat room, complete with a Christmas tree covered by pinecones and feathers. Courtesy Photo.
A live Christmas tree is ornamented in snowmen and the colors of blue and silver. A fireplace, including a marble tile fašade, is positioned on the wall.

The kitchen offers plenty of cabinet space. The stainless steel appliances are specially designed to repel fingerprints. The Schrock cabinets are crowned with attractive granite patterned countertops. Connected is a laundry room, complete with front loader washer and dryer.

An additional eating area is attached to the kitchen with wide windows. The windows overlook a 16x28 deck complete with a soon to be installed hot tub.

Along with the Clarke family, the Home Tour includes the homes of: Sam Glover, Jayne Merritt, and Matt and Whitney Rains.

The Home Tour is being held on Dec. 6 from 1-5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the main branch of Riddell National Bank, or by calling Meganne at 442-1300 or Larissa at 448-9620.