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Peace and comfort

Posted October 23, 2013 in Community Featured, Pleasant Hill
Nancy Elder relaxes in one of the Adirondack chairs at ther home on N.E. Rising Sun Drive.

Nancy Elder relaxes in one of the Adirondack chairs at ther home on N.E. Rising Sun Drive.

As you look down this long driveway past the round-about and to the palm tree, your gaze will stop many times at numerous outside beauties — brilliant Russian sage, red knock-out roses, red geraniums, ornamental grasses of various kinds and pink  hydrangeas. You finally make it to the cozy deck and a set of comfortable red Adirondack chairs.

Just to check your gaze one more time, you face the front door and turn around to look at the delight of it all. This is when you notice the waterfall — relaxing and peaceful.

Harry and Nancy Elder designed and built this home in 1990. With an open floor plan and spacious kitchen, the couple planned it with entertaining friends and family in mind.

“We are very family oriented,” says Nancy. “We built the doors extra wide for Harry’s mother’s wheel chair and my mother once stayed with us in her own bedroom.”

The kitchen’s stone floor and black countertops provide a clean and inviting look. The cream carpet throughout the living room is new and sharp. The white leather couch accented by Tiffany lamps makes for a gorgeous atmosphere. The color red is vivid and perfectly placed in areas of the room — a dark red vase on the mantel and a red and cream quilt over the couch.

The sunroom faces south, east and west. With 14 windows and a heated floor, it feels like summer in this room all year around.

027When the couple first purchased the land, there were hardly any homes in the area. They love the space they have and how nature lives here with them.

“This is it,” Nancy smiles. “We’ve built two houses, and this is our last home we will build. It’s so much work, but well worth it.”

She says they also like the neighbors they do have, although not exactly a “next-door” neighbor, but friendly and caring just the same.

And should life throw them a pondering thought, the couple has the perfect area to stray to. The two red Adirondack chairs by the waterfall provide comfort for pure enjoyment.

The peace, comfort and friendliness this home offers is beyond words. Perhaps exactly what Harry and Nancy built their home upon in 1990?

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