The Roundup -

Comfortable Elegance...

Sidney's Parade of Homes

 

Front deck.

Randy and Kelly Johnson

Nestled among many well-established trees and cascading rock gardens, sits a classic tri-level house that Randy and Kelly Johnson and their two sons are proud to call home.

The home was originally built in 1981 by Karen Gebhardt and was one of the first in the sub-division. The Johnsons purchased the house in 1992 and since that time they have done two extensive remodels to the property. The first project was done in 2006 and the second in 2011. Family friend and carpenter, Dean Lang, did both remodels. "Dean did a great job on our home," Randy said. "He takes pride in doing his best on every detail of the construction process. He is a true craftsman."

At the front of the home, the once sunken living room is now the same height as the other floors and has been turned into the family's comfy TV room. "We love to hang out in this room," Kelly stated.

A cozy breakfast area is just off the TV room and leads to a magnificent wrap-around deck that was purchased from ProBuild and constructed by Scott Herman. From the deck you can enjoy their wonderful landscaping talents.

The state-of-the-art kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances, including a 5' fridge/freezer combo. The creamy white maple cabinets are offset beautifully by the glistening "Golden Fantasy" granite countertops. The well-planned layout is efficient and the pantries provide ample storage. The glass doors above the pantries provide Kelly a space to show off each season's decorative dishes. "I really enjoy decorating that area," she stated.

A large, elegant table is steps away from the kitchen and is perfect for their large family gatherings. The focal point of the room is the enormous arch-topped window that shows off their beautiful back yard.

A formal living room is next to the dining room and boasts soaring ceilings, a massive fireplace and comfy furniture. It is the perfect place to sit and read or entertain! The modern artwork, as well as the antique-styled golfing art, look great against the smoky-green walls. Kelly chose neutral colored ceramic tile for the floors because of their easy upkeep and they are always comfortable, thanks to the heating element that is installed in them. "I just love these floors!" she said.

Up a few stairs is the master suite, office and additional bedroom. Sliding doors off the master bedroom lead to a small deck that is perfect for a morning cup of coffee or an evening glass of wine. The steps from the deck lead to the lower deck and hot-tub area. The bathroom is shared with the other rooms, but the stool and shower are separate from the vanity area. "It works well for our family," Kelly stated.

Another bedroom, bathroom and laundry room are on the lower lever of the home. "There is plenty of room for everybody," Kelly mentioned.

A couple of well-planned remodels have kept this 1980s era home up-to-date and well-loved by the Johnson family. "The entire home was made much more functional and comfortable," Randy said. "We really enjoy the kitchen and living area as well as the additional living space that was created by the outside decks.

Dean Lang was the main contractor, ProBuild supplied building materials, Big Sky Siding and Windows supplied all the windows, sliding doors and wood trim, Mike Potts did the plumbing and Kent Fixen provided electrical work.

The Johnsons are happy to participate in the Parade as they say, "It is a great way to support the Boys and Girls Club as well as enjoy an interesting day of touring homes."

 

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