Home Tour is Sept. 16th
Grangeville’s Home Tour is set for Sunday, September 16th from 1-5 p.m. Advance tickets can be bought at Forsmann Accounting for $13. Tickets on the day of the tour are $15 and can be purchased at the Madden home on Madison (turn south at the stoplight on Idaho and follow the road -- it turns into Madison). Tour proceeds benefit Sts. Peter & Paul School.
Of the five homes featured, two are owned by former Cottonwood residents. Chad & Jan (Rehder) Jungert returned to this area just last year and recently completed their home on Crimson Ridge which overlooks the golf course. They chose that location for the beautiful view of the prairie which they enjoy from their Great Room & patio. They have a spacious Master Suite with sitting room & gas fireplace, a kitchen with custom hickory cabinets and slab granite countertops and cherry hardwood floors. Chad & Jan own Irwin Drug where Chad works as a pharmacist. They have two preschool aged children, Peyton & Logan.
Joe & Shelli (Kernan) Lothspeich also are allowing their home to be on display. You may remember that in the 1992 Home Tour in Cottonwood, Shelli’s mom & stepfather, Bev & Chet Ferguson, also graciously opened their home. Joe & Shelli built a traditional styled home with a European flair with help from architect, Rhonda Wemhoff. Shelli’s brother, Craig Kernan, owner of Landscape by Design, designed & implemented the landscaping. The home is graced by columns & arches. Decorated in burgundies & gold, a Tuscan inspired formal living room features an ornate fireplace and open staircase. Cherry & antique white cabinets, built by Jim Chmelik, topped with a backsplash of Italian hand thrown tiles give the kitchen an “Old World” feel. Joe & Shelli are co-owners of Gortsema Motors and have three children.
Jim & Charlene Madden, owners of Grangeville Flower & Gift, will put their totally renovated split level home on tour. An enjoyable feature of the home is the specialty painting in the bedrooms of the three kids. Charlene likes her kitchen best with its cherry cabinets & an entire wall of glass highlighting a spectacular view of the mountains.
Brad & Robin Frei built a 3,500 sq. ft. two story brick colonial and designed it to look old, complete with hardwood floors, wainscoting, dentil molding & vintage style hardware throughout. The public areas are decorated in a Federal Style period. The garage can hold a bus-sized RV and several cars. They own Adventure Sun Valley which offers six day wilderness whitewater & fishing expeditions. They also hope to someday use their home as a bed & breakfast.
Rounding out the tour is the country home of Jeff & Trisha Adams which was built by Arnzen Building Construction of Cottonwood. Some of the unique features of this home consist of a two story foyer with a chandelier & a mosaic tile art piece inset into the beautiful hand-hewn wood floors. There are four sets of French doors in the main portion of the home creating a very open feel and the kitchen has white distressed cabinetry & granite countertops.
The Tour’s organizer, Carla Wilkins, stressed that Cottonwood residents have been big supporters of past tours. “Although the Tour is held in Grangeville, there’s always plenty of Cottonwood influence from the homeowners themselves to the contractors. I have been deeply grateful for Cottonwood’s patronage in the past and look forward to seeing many Cottonwood faces on September 16th.” For pictures of the homes on tour and complete descriptions, posters can be viewed at St. Mary’s Clinic and also in the window of Forsmann Accounting.