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MacGrady Home Has Room to Grow


Heidy MacGrady with sons Ryker and Xander.

With sweeping views of the Yellowstone Valley and room for their family to grow, Curtis and Heidy MacGrady are creating a haven for themselves and their sons Ryker, 3, and Xander, 7 months, in their new home just north of Sidney.

MacGradys purchased the 20 acre property in 2011 and moved the older home just a mile down the road in 2015. "It's been a 2 year process," Heidy said of their building project. "But this is our forever home and we want it to be right."

The home is still under construction, with living space limited to the ground floor so far. Lofty ceilings, light colored walls and lots of windows create a light airy space, even on a gloomy day. Curtis owns MacGrady Construction and has done almost all the work himself, including the 13' high rock fireplace in the living room and the rock corner in the kitchen which houses three ovens. Heidy has done almost all the painting.

Heidy's two favorite rooms are the kitchen and master bedroom. She says she has cooked more since she moved in than she has in the past two years. And with a kitchen like hers, who wouldn't! Space, convenience and beauty all combine to make this room a cook's dream. The cabinets are done in cherry with the new heavy patina and Bella door style. At a generous 15" deep, the cabinets hold today's larger plates, provide more storage and accommodate the scope of the room.

Space, convenience and beauty make the MacGrady's kitchen one of Heidy's favorite rooms.

The T shaped island is in maple with custom black hand-rubbed finish and Chapel Hill door style. Since Heidy and Curtis are both tall, the island is raised, providing a comfortable workspace. A swing-out mixer shelf provides even more convenience.

The counter tops and island feature laminate in two different colors which compliment each other. Beveled edges, a bump out sink and a cooktop with shallow drawer complete the clean look.

Three large pantries with pullouts keep everything organized and accessible, while tray pullouts and a diagonal super susan provide exceptional storage.

The master bedroom features a comfortable chair for Heidy and ample room for the boys to play while enjoying soft carpet and lots of natural light.

MacGradys are looking forward to the completion of their home and are excited about participating in the Annual Parade of Homes this fall.


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