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Lakefront home part of this year's tour

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

On the Tour of Homes - Chad and Kelli Carey's home at 804 Spring Lake Drive is one of the homes on the Dec. 7 TTT Holiday Tour of Homes. Photo by Mike Leckband.
T.T.T. will be hosting a Holiday Tour of Homes from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 7. Five homes are on the tour, and $10 will get you admission to all five homes.

Tickets may be bought in advance at Valley Gifts, Hy-Vee Gifts, Valley Bank (both Cherokee and Marcus locations), Central Bank and Cherokee State Bank. Tickets may also be purchased on the day of the tour at any of the homes.

Kelli Carey says when she and her husband Chad first met, they discovered they shared a passion for the outdoors and a desire to have a house by Spring Lake. When they married in 2004, Chad gave her the deed to the lakefront property that their house sits on today for a wedding present.

As soon as you enter the Carey's home, you get the feeling of a cabin atmosphere with the knotty pine wall and the "moose" motif wallpaper.
After three years of discussing and finalizing their plans, the Careys built their home at 804 Spring Lake Drive in 2007.

Their biggest concern was to have the house blend in with the landscape and the simple

architecture of the surrounding structures. After walking up the 10 steps to ther front door, one immediately gets a warm and inviting feeling. The living room is a large

bay window with a spectacular view of the lake and fountain, and Kelli says "our master

The knotty pine also extends into the kitchen where a Christmas village lights up the cabinets. There is a fabulous view from the front porch of Spring Lake and a great wooded view from the back deck. Chad and Kelly have made a very comfortable home for their growing family
bedroom/bathroom is my adult oasis, even though the kids are in it as much

as I am."

Also on our main floor are two bedrooms, a kitchen, foyer, laundry

room and 1 1/2 baths. Throughout the house knotty pine woodwork and

hickory cabinets give the home a rustic feel.

Just off of the kitchen is a back porch that overlooks a creek and wooded area where, Kelli says, "deer can be spotted daily."

Downstairs is the garage, and they recently finished a bedroom and family room downstairs, just in time to welcome the newest addition to the family, Reese, who was born two days later.

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