April showers bring home tour flowers

Published: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 03:05 PM.

Of course, she repainted with her own unique color scheme and redid the garden with help from Bill and Amanda Kollar.

The Dodd/Galloway house on Avenue C featured a welcoming foyer and wrap-around porch furnished for comfort as well as style. The removal of a wall created a freestanding brick fireplace that is the focal point of the kitchen and great room.

V.G. Sangaree’s home, built in 1949 for a local undertaker, is now home to Francine and Jeff Huntington who have traveled extensively during a career in teacher education. They furnished their permanent nest with souvenirs from around the world including a trousseau chest from India, a folding butler’s table and artifacts from Africa and Ireland. Jeff entertained visitors with stories about the furnishings and their places of origin.

An interesting feature of the Huntington home is a detached kitchen/laundry connected to the house by a covered walkway. Francine said that although there is a modern kitchen in the main house, she uses the outdoor annex, especially in hot weather.

V. G. Sangaree’s brother, Ronat, once lived on 17th Street and his cottage is now home to Carole and Michael Seibert. The new owners replaced existing flooring with river-recovered heart pine.

Michael Seibert is a sculptor and examples of his work in painted cypress adorn the home and surrounding lawn along with fanciful pieces by other artists. He shares his studio with spouse, Carole, who is a painter.

The clean, simple lines of the interior are accented with pieces of bright furniture and the couple’s cats lent a homey touch. Big Red, a yellow tom, acted as greeter at the front door. Antique bedsteads, indirect lighting and simple clean linens create a restful setting in the bedrooms.

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