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Raising the roof...

Sidney's Parade of Homes

 

Long time Sidney residents Scott and Gloria Ramus purchased their home in the Goss Subdivision in 1988. The home was originally built by Les Otto in about 1966 and was later owned by Christine Steinbeisser. The house has undergone many renovations and additions throughout the years and has grown from 1300 square feet on each level to more than double that space.

This ambitious couple has just recently completed a massive renovation to accommodate a larger kitchen, living room and master bedroom closets. Gloria was adamant that she also wanted vaulted ceilings in the kitchen and living room but MacGrady Construction was up for the task and they just raised the roof of the house! A small, square, hip-roofed house turned into a colossal colonial ---complete with dormers! It is a very well-done project and will look even better when the landscaping is completed under the professional care of Jeremy Jensen of Jensen Services Inc. and Gloria gets her beloved roses back.

A massive set of curved steps, done by Quality Concrete, welcome all into the elegant living room. The clean, crisp white walls contrast perfectly with the warm hardwood floors and soaring stone fireplace. Comfy, white leather furniture invites all to relax and visit or enjoy the Home Theatre System with the Pro Control Remote or the Whole House Audio by Russound that was installed by Electricland. A glass-walled staircase, glistening black piano, white fur rugs, massive artwork and even a handmade rocking horse adorn this stunning space.

Two walkways lead to Gloria's favorite space---her kitchen. "I just love my kitchen and the granite countertops and the colors in it!" she exclaimed. The shimmering granite contrasts beautifully with the soft brown cabinetry as well as the many crystal decorations. The two islands provide efficient work spaces as well as plenty of room for entertaining. It is not only gorgeous but functional as well.

Down the hall is their master bedroom suite that is decorated in rich dark browns and deep turquoise. The plush cream colored carpet from Chads Furniture is a lovely foundation for all of the other vibrant colors. The "his and her" closets were custom-made by Curtis MacGrady and provide ample space for all of their clothes as well as shoes. (Be sure to check out the corner shoe racks!) The spa-like bathroom, done by MS Builders, completes this elegant, yet comfortable, suite.

Downstairs is a family room just perfect for relaxing or a fun game of foosh ball. The focal point of the room is a built-in entertainment center with crisp white cabinets from Creative Solutions and stacked-stone fireplace by Larry Hanzek. A well-organized laundry room boasts many feet of storage units for bedding, extra household supplies and many of Gloria's holiday decorations. It is yet another area that is beautiful with the charcoal gray appliances from PATH and the bright white custom Dura Supreme cabinetry from Creative Solutions, but it also functions efficiently. The daughters' bedrooms and their bathroom finish off their well-lived in and loved lower level.

Many local businesses have worked on this extensive project, in addition to the ones listed previously, including: ProBuild that supplied the building materials, Kyle Nelson did the drywall and painting, JC Youngquist furnished the vinyl fence, Prairie Electric did the electrical work, Agri-Industries were the plumbers, Frontier provided the HVAC system and Sidney Paint and Glass supplied the panels for the stairway and window blinds.

Scott is half-owner of Richland Pump and Supply and they have always been strong supporters of the Parade of Homes as well as the Boys and Girls Club. As Gloria was a day-care provider for many years, they both recognize the need for a safe and stable environment for children. "Our youngest daughter even volunteered at The Club during the summer," said Gloria. "I am so excited about The Club's new building project!"

"This remodeling project was perfectly executed," stated Brenda Larson of Creative Solutions. "The home doesn't even look like it was ever added on to or remodeled and that is always the ultimate goal. The entire project was very well-done."

 

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