Irene women to sponsor tour of homes

Irene women to sponsor tour of homes The Irene Community Women (ICW) will sponsor the fourth annual Irene Tour of Homes on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 4-8 p.m.

Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased the day of the tour at 108 W. Main (Soup to Nuts) in Irene.

The ICW will provide delicious goodies and beverages at each of the homes for your enjoyment. The following homeowners have graciously offered to open their homes for this fun and festive holiday event:

Brian and Nicole Spurrell moved into their four-bedroom farm house in June 1999. Remodeling projects by the couple started that fall and have continued throughout the last five years. A majority of the work has been done in the kitchen and dining room to open up the floor plan.

Rock and Mary Anne Boyd's log home was built in 2000. The process used to build the home is called full scribe, meaning each log was marked and cut along the natural slope and bumps of the log below it, insuring a tight fit. The logs are Lodgepole pine and were hand picked by the builder. The house was assembled in Montana where each log was numbered before being disassembled and shipped to South Dakota.

Chauncey and Carla Christiansen made a path through a hay field with little orange flags, marking the driveway of their new home in July of 1997. Soon after, construction started. The home has 2,600 total square feet. Their favorite spots include cathedral ceilings, a wrap-around desk with a beautiful view, a spiral staircase and a screened-in porch.

Matt and Sonia Kiger live in a farm house built in the early 1900s. The Kigers bought the acreage in early 1989, and slowly remodeled and built on to the house over several years. The inside of the house has been completely gutted so that new wiring, insulation, and sheetrock could be installed.

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