It's been said that the best part of any life adventure is coming home. The image of comfort and safety, the reward after a hard day's work, the American dream, all are synonymous with a the image of home. While styles of homes on the Kenai Peninsula have changed dramatically over the last 50 years, many still look forward to building their dream home here. Last month, Redoubt Realty teamed up with KenziJo subdivision owner, Ken Bangerter, and builder, Dan Spies, to host an open house of their new model home. "The turn-out from the community was great. We had a beautiful fall day, and a lot of folks stopped by for some barbeque chicken, and to check out the innovative building techniques that Dan has put into this model home," Dale Bagley told the Dispatch.
Redoubt Realty owner/broker Debbie Bagley explained, "Kent Bangerter has purchased many large parcels of land off of Deville and Jim Dalher Road. This property was all part of the original Tennessee Miller homestead that was sold in 20 and 40 acre parcels. Kent had a vision to develop nice subdivisions with large parcels, nice roads, gas, electric, and CCR'S (covenants and restrictions) to protect the home owner's values," she said.
There are currently three homes built in the new subdivisions, with plans to build more. "This area has mountain views, rolling hills, nice birch trees, and nice homes all thru the area. One of the new model homes we featured at the open house is a beautiful custom ranch home. It was built by Dan Spies, and is the first of many exclusive homes to be built in the Ten-Mar area off Deville Rd. It sits over a full finished daylight basement that looks out over the lovely 2.57 acre lot. The home has over 3,300 sq feet, 5 spacious bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a den, and huge family room. In the spacious master bedroom the tiled bath includes a jetted soaking tub and separate tile shower. The kitchen features granite counters, knotty ash cabinets and modern stainless steel appliances the kitchen opens to a large living room with a beautiful rock fireplace and hardwood flooring," said Bagley. Many of the visitors were interested in the energy efficient building materials utilized in the model, and the architectural design. "Dan brought some new ideas from Utah, which utilizes what is commonly becoming known as green construction - a term that simply refers to a home being energy efficient. He has done a great job with this home, and these new methods were very popular at the open house with folks looking at upgrading their home, building a new one, or remodeling their existing house," said Bagley.
Those who attended the Redoubt Realty open house October 24th not only got to "dream build" and enjoy Dale's original barbeque chicken recipe, but were also entered for a chance to win a new grill. The lucky winners of the grill were Terry and Kelly Smith. For more information about KenzieJo or Stone Hallow subdivisions off Deville Rd. just outside of Soldotna, contact Redoubt Realty at 262-8588.
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