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.
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
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.