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Groher home on Sunday's Tour of Homes

Friday, December 5, 2008

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the Groher home, 5279 Country Road
The home of Mark and Mary Groher at 5279 Country Road is the fifth and last of the homes profiled in our series featuring the homes which will be part of Sunday's T.T.T. Holiday Tour of Homes.

The tours will be from 1-4 p.m. Sunday December 7.

The Grohers' home is unique in that it was constructed in Alton, Iowa, and moved to its lot in Cherokee in 2004. Mary said that many of their neighbors enjoyed the sight of their house being "bounced across the pasture west of Country Road."

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Splendid furnishings Mark and Mary have done a great job mixing both modern and antique furnishings together in their home, from the beautiful cabinets and counters in the kitchen to a special antique bedroom set in one of the guest rooms.
Since the house's arrival in Cherokee, a three car garage and a large cedar deck have been added to the house.

Mark has done much of the interior work on the house, including the trim work,

all the painting and installing the tile floors.

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Creative decorating - You can see just how creative the Grohers' decorating is by this eye-catching winter display, tucked under the ceiling in the living room. They have many special collections to check out.
The open floor plan of the main floor features cork flooring, and the main level includes an open kitchen, dining area, living room, master bedroom and bath, guest bedroom, second bathroom, office and laundry.

The lower level has two bedrooms, a bathroom, a small kitchenette, family room and three storage areas.

The couple have enjoyed bird watching from their home, and also enjoy getting an occasional glimpse of deer.

Christmas has always been a favorite time to decorate and many of the ornaments you will see on Sunday's tour are 30 or more years old.

A reminder - Sunday's Tour of Homes will run from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at any of the five homes on the tour.

In addition to the Groher home, this year's featured homes include Duane Mummert's The Grainery , located at 1969 500th Street; the home of Denny and Cherie Holton at 810 East Spruce Street; the home of Chad and Kelli Carey, 804 Spring Lake Drive; and the home of Mike and Ann Letsche at 1101 St. Andrews Drive.



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