One of the main reasons homeowner Nondas Beswick purchased her Windsor Heights home in 1974 was to entertain. Forty years later, she’s still entertaining!
“It’s a fun house to entertain in,” Beswick says.
She has family holidays and serves turkey, beef tenderloin or prime rib. Other parties and groups of people she serves include her bridge club, church circles and friends.
The home’s open entryway and front room are perfect for several seating areas and many people. It’s adorned with the quality furniture and drapes she purchased in the 1970s that have withstood the test of time. The thick royal green carpeting is still plush. The sofa and matching velvet chairs have a clean, comfortable look and feel.
“When I buy something I like it, and I like to use it,” she says. “If you buy quality, it should last.”
Beswick loves her St. Charles kitchen. The cupboards have convenient pull-out shelving, interesting separating compartments and solid hinges. The only renovation she can recall is painting these cupboards white, as they were once pink. Beswick likes the small window that looks into the family room in the back of the house.
“I realize that someday someone might come in and tear this wall out to make the kitchen bigger and more modern, and I am OK with that. But for now, this kitchen and this house meets my needs as it is,” Beswick says.
You’ll find the three large bedrooms on the opposite side of the house. Their closets are amazing. The master bedroom has a large closet and a smaller cedar closet. A closet in the other bedroom is deep with a vanity and shelves that reveal themselves once the door is opened.
Getting ready for fall on the outside, Beswick will have two evergreens in the front yard and one ash tree in the back removed.
Otherwise, the pep in her step doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Her most recent gig for her grandchildren was buying 10 tickets to an Iowa State football game.
“I really enjoy doing those kinds of things for my grandkids,” she says. “And we all just love getting together.”
Soon they will all be together, here at 7004 Del Matro for the holidays.
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