Ashby Sports Boosters host 1st tour of homes [UPDATED]Published 9:32am Monday, November 28, 2011 Updated 11:33am Monday, November 28, 2011
The Ashby Sports Boosters will Holiday Tour of Homes from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, featuring six Ashby area families and their homes.
Tickets are available only Saturday, Dec. 3 at The Olde Farmhouse in Ashby. Cost is $10 per person. Your ticket will include a map to each home. No transportation will be provided. All proceeds will go to the Ashby Sports Boosters, which promote good sportsmanship, school pride and provide financial assistance to the local sports teams.
Families sharing their homes are: Bryan and Renee Melby: their home is nestled in 20 wooded acres overlooking a pond. They have a log-style home built in 2005. The home features hickory cabinets and Australian Cypress flooring. Their home also boasts a loft bedroom, open beams and a bonus: craft, playroom.
Dan and Andrea Ness: originally built in 1977, the Ness family added onto their rambler in 1999. Their home sits on a private treed lot. The kitchen has custom oak cabinetry and maple built-ins. A must-see of this property is the separate “Dan cave” that was completed and decorated by Dan.
Chris and Kris Roley: Built in 2000, this cottage-style home sits on 50 acres full of wildlife. Their home features maple cabinetry and birch throughout the home. The exterior landscaping was done by Chris harvesting the boulders from their property. Chris also added the stately concrete drive by himself.
Chad and Kathy Van Santen: A new/old farmhouse built in 2007 features reclaimed hardwood flooring, painted custom cabinets and built-ins designed and built by the homeowners. The Van Santen home is a mix of primitive country and antiques. Their home sits on a 2.5-acre lot overlooking Melby Lake.
Jason and Jody Dahlen: The walkout rambler, built in 2004, features oak cabinets, flooring and trim. Jody’s décor is traditional country. Their home is very warm and welcoming. While you’re there, peek out the window at their daughter’s adorable playhouse.
Greg and Gwen Lillemon: their home was built in 2001, on land that was homesteaded by Gwen’s great-grandparents in the 1880s. Their décor is country with a collection of family antiques. The home features vaulted ceilings and a deck with a hot tub overlooking the lake. The lower level has a wildlife theme including Greg’s animal mounts. Gwen also operates her hair salon out of their home.