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'The Grainery' part of this year's Tour of Homes

Monday, December 1, 2008

"The Grainery," located at 1969 500th Street in Cherokee.
T.T.T. will be having their annual Holiday Tour of Homes from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, December 7.

Below is a brief description of one of this five year's featured homes, but all of the featured homes really need to be seen to be fully appreciated.

"The Grainery," located at 1969 500th Street in Cherokee, is

owned and operated by Duane Mummert. The Grainery was built in 1952 and was originally owned by Victor Carlson.

Mummert purchased 38 acres of land, including the grainery

building, 11 years ago. After scooping out the old grain, and many years of hard work and creative design,The Grainery is now a unique, fully-restored facility located in a rural setting five miles from Cherokee. The property, with Badger Creek meandering through it, is full of wildlife, native grasses, trees,

shrubs and three ponds.

The Grainery is wonderfully decorated with many of Mummert's ancestors' antique and farm collectibles.

The first floor includes an extensive dining area and extra kitchen; the main kitchen features a corrugated steel barrel ceiling and handcrafted cabinets, with trim from native Cherokee County trees; and the living room includes a com stove, which heats much of the building (right).

The second floor has four uniquely decorated private bedrooms and two

bathrooms with creative decorating touches. The one-of-a-kind third

floor has a comfortable open design with a pool table, bar, home

theatre area and game table, and is a favorite spot for many of the

gatherings held at The Grainery (left).

The fourth floor loft features dramatic views of the surrounding rural setting.

Some of the materials used to restore the facility have included items from the Larrabee school and the old Sioux Valley Hospital.

The Grainery is available for rent on a nightly basis, and has had

visitors from 30 states. With its extensive sleeping accommodations,

it is the perfect choice for wedding parties, reunions, family gatherings, or just a relaxing weekend getaway.

The Grainery, says Mummert, is "Bringing a piece of the past into the future."

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