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enjamin Franklin wrote, “Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.” And there’s no time like the present to add a new, decorative clock to your home. A mantel or wall clock can make a real fashion statement and nothing speaks louder of tradition than a grandfather clock or Amana-crafted clock. u

This grandfather clock is from the Howard Miller collection at McGowan’s Furniture. Howard Miller, founded in 1926, is known for quality craftsmanship and attention to detail in the clocks manufactured in Zeeland, Mich. McGowan’s traditional grandfather clocks are priced at $1,999 to $3,000.

You don’t have to be an ace pilot to love this sporty wall clock! Great for an office or casual living space, the propeller clock is from Slumberland in Waterloo, $96.

This clock becames wall decor with its large, attractive face with Roman numerals and metal basket-slat surround, $330, Basket of Daisies in Cedar Falls.

Known in the Cedar Rapids’ Amana Furniture and Clock Shop as the best-sounding mantel clocks the Tambour, $589, is crafted using a solid block of wood split to create matched sides on each clock. Personally crafted in th Amana workshop and signed by the craftsman who built the clock, it has a German 8-day key-wound movement and Westminster chimes on each quarter hour with night silencer. Shown in walnut.

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Ty Pennington’s transitional-style waterfall fountain clock for Howard Miller features a charcoal gray finish and textured glass back panel to enhance the cascading water. Naturally, it’s called “Cascade” — and it comes with pump, ornamental rocks, unique hour markers and Ty’s signature. Howard Miller clocks are available at Simpson Furniture, and can be special ordered.

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This jewelry box clock, valued at $159, has a rich, distressed cherry finish with three felt-lined drawers behind the clock face. From McGowan’s Furniture.

Three faces of time appear on this unusual, vintage-looking clock made by Uttermost. It is $372, available at Julie Meyers, Interiors by Decorating Den in Waverly.

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Practical and decorative, the metal table clock is $27.50, Basket of Daisies in Cedar Falls

The Amana Colony clock, $419, is a classic timepiece handcrafted with a quality quartz movement. Both the top and bottom glass panels are enhanced by black and gold borders on the glass. A gracefully arched top and base provided a balanced visual appearance; dual chimes include Westminster and Ave Maria with a volume control.

Quality workmanship and a rich history embue furnishings and accessories from Stickley. This Mission-style mantel clock is shown in classic oak, from Home Interiors in Cedar Falls.

“Win This� winners from the 2009 holiday issue were Ken Kelting of Cedar Falls, holiday-themed door decor from Vintage Iron Co.; Elizabeth Thorpe of Denver, designer handbag from Interior Perfections Design Group in Cedar Rapids; Loretta Davidson of Waverly, oak wall cabinet from The Oak Tree; Mary Olsen of Cedar Falls, Moen kitchen faucet. The winner of the Winter 2009 crossword puzzle was Kenneth Kalsem of Indianola.



Madelyn Ridgeway, shown with her son Solomon, was inspired to choose an argyle sweater pattern as the decorating theme in the nursery.

Boyish pattern inspires nursery theme Text | Melody Parker Images | Brandon Pollock


adelyn Ridgeway saw inspiration for her baby’s room in an argyle

sweater. Using her imagination, a few crafty ideas and paint, she created an argyle effect as an accent wall. She used a clever color scheme combining gray, turquoise and white as inspiration for decorating and completely outfitting the nursery for less than $1,000. “I wanted a girl, so I thought

gray and lavender would be a pretty combination for a nursery. Then I found out I was having a boy and because the room had been painted several times, I knew I had to make the gray work. I saw the little argyle sweater and thought it was so cute, why don’t I put an argyle pattern on the wall,” recalls Ridgeway. She and her husband, Schaffer, are the parents

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Ridgeway made the template, carefully marked the pattern on the nursery wall and painted the argyle pattern over a period of several days.

of Solomon, now nearly 6 months old. She found a pattern for harlequins and used the shape to make a template. After carefully measuring and taping out the pattern on the wall — “the hardest part” — she painted the argyle pattern and added long black dashes as the finishing, authentic touch. The entire project took about one week to complete. Ridgeway also scouted for inexpensive furniture and accessories she could repurpose for the nursery. Everything got a fresh coat of paint to coordinate with her color scheme. A bathroom shelving unit got a fresh coat of paint and became cubbyholes

for small items. A chest with drawers makes for handy storage and with a few alterations for safety’s sake, became a changing table. “We’d purchased the crib several years earlier, so all I had to do was have a crib skirt make from fabric I had, and curtains to coordinate,” Ridgeway says. The most expensive item in the room is a comfy, cushy rocker where she enjoys cradling Solomon. And no detail escaped Ridgeway’s attention. The closet was oufitted for storing blankets and other baby gear, and door hangers were colorfully painted with ages to separate clothing sizes as Solomon grows. u

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Red pillows add punctuation to twin low-slung white leather sofas in the predominately charcoal gray and dove gray living area.

Form follows function in this streamlined and surprisingly contemporary home Text | Melody Parker Images | Rick Chase


on’t judge a book by its cover — or a home by its exterior. From the outside, the Kyle Larson home fits easily into its neighborhood with a garage-forward design, shallow roof line and earth-toned facade. It offers little hint of the modern sophistication behind the front door. “The interior reflects my passion for contemporary design. It’s uncluttered and clean looking,” said Larson, who is a home builder and

owner of LGC Homes. Influenced by the 20th century Bauhaus school of design, which integrated craftsmanship, art and technology, Larson is a big believer in the philosophy of “form follows function” and the home’s design reflects that modern sensibility. The main floor boasts 2,300 square feet. A 55-feet-long corridor is the home’s highway, with the master bedroom suite, home office and nursery at one end, and at the opposite, the wide-open kitchen and dining area. From the front door, a foyer spills into the open living area with a view of the greenbelt from a bank of win-

dows that starts 6 inches off the floor and stretches to the ceiling. Blackfinished hickory floors and twin white leather sofas create dramatic contrast against dove gray and charcoal-painted walls. A 65-inch TV dominates one wall and an equally large, colorful contemporary painting makes a statement on the opposite wall. As modern and spare as the living area is, it’s the all-white, streamlined kitchen that elicits the most reaction. “We knew exactly what we wanted in the kitchen, and the rest of the home was designed around it,” said Larson. “Everything in this house is there for


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“The interior reflects my passion for contemporary design. It’s uncluttered and clean looking.”





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a reason, nothing extraneous. We wanted the experience to be over-the-top with creative use of materials.� Nearly pure white quartz countertops sit atop white acrylic cabinets in a large, squared-off U-shape. With the exception of a stainless steel sink, ultra-modern faucet and cooktop, no appliances or kitchen accessories clutter the seamless central workspace. One wall features the stainless steel fridge and wall oven surrounded by more tall white cabinetry that offers pantry space and storage for dishware. A slim serving buffet with a small sink runs the length of another wall. Above the buffet is a series of horizontal cabinets with frosted glass doors. In place of the soffit is a stainless steel wine rack. The kitchen offers access to a threeseason sunroom and industrial glasssurround deck. Giving over so much area to these spaces meant eliminating a formal dining room and downsizing the master bedroom. The master bath has all the amenities, including large


Larsen designed the powder room sink, above left, using solid-surface material and beveled glass for the sink surface. Cheerful yellow and turquoise make a bright nursery, top, and the master bathroom is all about serenity in glistening white tiles and charcoal walls.

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bowl-shaped porcelain sinks and white-tiled floors and shower for a crisp, clean look. Larson designed a stunning sink in the powder room from a block of white solid-surface material and curved glass. The glass fits neatly into a machined opening and water sluices into a concealed drainage system. Downstairs, floors are polished charcoal concrete. A self-service bar in matte black acrylic with gray quartz countertop lets the host have fun instead of playing bartender. Lounge-style seating in the 7.1 home theater provides a movie experience in a more casual, intimate setting, and the media storage room keeps DVDS, Blu-rays, CDs and vinyl records corralled. Smart technology is used throughout the house, including the lighting grids and entertainment/sound systems, all designed by Larson. “It’s really a retail attitude about lighting, putting light where I want it, not where it’s supposed to be. Outlets spin for convenience, set into the baseboards for uninterrupted wall space. The sound system is as high tech as any convention center. I didn’t want anyone to see all of that, so we concealed it in the walls.” u

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eeling the heat from cabin fever? Get a breath of spring air — and ideas for those home improvement projects you’ve daydreamed about this winter — at the Eastern Iowa Home Improvement and Landscaping Show. Nearly 200 exhibitors will be present for the event Feb. 12-14 at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in downtown Waterloo. After months spent shoveling out of snowdrifts, homeowners are in a fever-pitch to paint, wallpaper, redecorate, refurbish, remodel, refinish or build. Between 8,000 and 10,000 visitors are expected to attend the 59th annual event, sponsored by the


Waterloo Exchange Club. Show organizer is Iowa Show Productions. Along with exhibitors, the show also will feature free seminars for attendees. Products and ideas for interior and exterior projects will be featured. Homeowners can consult with new home contractors and remodeling experts. Displays will feature the latest trends in home entertainment systems, sun rooms, hot tub and spas, fireplaces, home organizing systems, lawn care, decking and other products. Experts will be available to discuss flooring, kitchens, baths, lighting, security systems, real estate, garages,

windows, doors, siding and more. Hours are Feb. 12 from 3 to 9 p.m.; Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Feb. 14 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults; children 12 and under are free. u

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Glass shower enclosures popular in new homes and remodels Text | Amie Steffen Image | Rick Chase


ason Schlamp wants to know: How often do you lounge in a tub? Be honest. “In this day and age, how many people take a bath? They’re in, out, gone,” he said. But there’s no reason tubs should get all the glory. You can have clean lines and class in a shower, too. First things first: Take down that shower curtain and think about a glass shower enclosure. They look luxurious and practical, too. The enclosures have become standard in new home construction, and often in remodeled bathrooms. “Someone walks into a bathroom and they see a nice big all-glass shower, vs. they walk into a bathroom and see a shower curtain or metal bypass shower door,” said Schlamp, manager at Allied Glass Products in Cedar Rapids. No contest, he said. “Obviously, if you build it in with the design, it can make a smaller bathroom look larger, it highlights the tile on the shower, it’s a status symbol, and it helps with resale (of a home).” Glass shower enclosures, which come in a variety of designs and highlight any decor, are a hot item right now. Schlamp says they are in their heyday, thanks, in part, to their popularity on television. Homeowners aren’t restricted due to the size or placement of faucets or walls, either. “You can do different layouts when it comes to the shower, whether you

A glass shower enclosure is an attractive alternative to the shower curtain and gives a bathroom updated appeal.

have it in the corner, half-wall or door in the front, glass on two sides, if you have a three-wall shower you can have glass in front — the designs you want to do are unlimited,” Schlamp said. Allied Glass Products has installed glass shower enclosures in the Cedar Valley before. They wait until tile is done, then come in and take mea-

surements. Decor of the bathroom is taken into consideration along with size limitations. “You’re not limited to basic chrome and gold hardware — there are many different options you can choose from. You can do something that’s unique to everyone else.” u


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Color trends encourage consumers to break away from boring beige Text | Melody Parker Images | Courtesy


lack is the new brown, and blue is the new green. Metallics are turning steely, and unexpected color combos and contrasts are turning heads. When it comes to trends, it’s as if 2010 color forecasters have spilled a box of Crayons. But it’s one thing to admire a certain color and being brave enough to slap it on the walls of your home. A lack of color courage and the uncertainty of whether or not you’re REALLY going to like it when it’s done are the main reasons homeowners have feet of clay and retreat into basic beige or white. “Color can set a mood, make a room seem larger or smaller, and paint is the quickest and easiest way to achieve that impact.” — Interior designer Collette Ellison

Remember, it’s just paint, says interior designer Collette Ellison of Waverly. “It’s the least expensive way to update your home, and color can give you the most impact for your money. Color is the first thing you notice in a room. We see color before we notice texture, patterns and spatial relationships.” Color trends are not conjured up using a crystal ball, said Leatrice

Don’t be afraid of the dark ... a black floor and red walls create a high-impact space.

Eisman, in recent interviews. Eisman is executive director of Pantone Color Institute. The natural world and influences such as technology, lifestyles, needs, moods and aspirations of consumers are studied. Likewise, color mavens foresee a split personality. Gen Y, one of two

influential demographics, prefers “the fantastical colors of the World Wide Web. Bright, escapist colors,” said Dee Schlotter of Pittsburgh Paints. Color is emotional and personal, notes Erika Woelfel, color director at Behr. “It touches everything


“If you’re afraid of color, start by accentuating one wall in a room as a focal point and go strong with the color as a backdrop. When you’re comfortable with it, paint the entire room in the color.”

— Kennon Springer, Interior Perfection Design Group

Behr color director Erika Woelfel calls this color trend “dark glamour.” Smudged black adds a dramatic edge while peacock and wineberry beguile, taking the look from austere to romantic. “Black Suede” (S-H 790) and “Thermal Spring” (490D-6) are Behr colors.

around us. In home decor, it’s an extension of our personality, so fear of color comes from two things: it doesn’t meet our expectation of how it should look and you’re not getting positive responses from others. Many people need others to validate their choice.”

Forever blue

In times of uncertainty, consumers gravitate toward colors that offer them peace and tranquility, experts say. As a result, blue is the hue expected to dominate the home front this year. Pantone has chosen turquoise (Pantone 15-5519) as the color of the year for 2010. It is described as having the “serene qualities of


blue and the invigorating aspects of green.” Turquoise adds excitement to neutrals and browns and complements reds and pink. Use it to create a classic maritime look with deep blues, liven up other greens or be a trendsetter and team with yellow-greens. The color shows up in a bedroom in HGTV’s 2010 Dream Home in New Mexico, called “Reflecting Pool” from Sherwin-Williams. “The blue color conveys such a soothing tone that it is sure to freshen interior decorating projects in houses of all styles and sizes,” says Jackie Hirschhaut, vice president of the American Home Furnishings Alliance.

Color your world 1. Never pick a paint color by its name. 2. Neutral isn’t just beige. It can be any color as long as there is balance in the room. 3. Purchase paint samples and paint a portion of a wall or board to prop against the wall. 4. Work the color wheel. Build your palette through layering fabrics, flooring, window coverings, textures and accessories. 5. Don’t overlook lighting. Colors change depending on the light source in a room, so move that sample board around. 6. Designers use the 60-30-10 rule: 60 percent is the dominant color; 30 percent is secondary color; 10 percent is accent color. 7. Paint colors and accessories can be changed, but choose furniture styles you can live with.

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Shades of blue figured prominently in painted finishes on wood products introduced earlier this year at the High Point Market, the largest furniture trade show in the world. Blue also surfaces repeatedly in new fabric choices. Lighter shades of blue are seen as soft and soothing and are even considered beneficial to mind and body, while darker shades of nautical navy and denim are comfortable and familiar. Blue is also the color of sky and sea — making it a popular new direction for eco-friendly fabrics.

Ambiguous neutrals

Among hot color trends are ambiguous neutrals, says Kennon Springer, interior designer and owner of Interior Perfections Design Group in Hiawatha. In other words, neutral doesn’t have to be beige, white or taupe. “Ambiguous neutrals are colors that change with the light, the way

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| brave new world “Classic blue has always been the public’s favorite color. It can range from the softest baby blue to the deepest sapphire, and is suitable in any and every room of the home.” — Jackie Hirschhaut, AHFA

Lighter shades of blue are layered throughout this casually element living space.

shadows play across it. You may choose a gray paint that has a violet or green base to it or a brown that has undertones of red or oranges so it casts different looks at different times of day,” he explains. It’s also important to layer color and blend and saturate colors throughout your living environment to give your home a sense of flow and continuity. Megan Hannam, an interior designer with Interior Source in Cedar Falls, enjoys working with neutrals such as warm browns, greens and golds “because it gives people the flexibility to easily change a room. They can change out accents without having to put a lot of work into it.”

Basic black

Black is the new brown in the eyes of hip designers like HGTV’s Can-


dice Olsen, who painted the walls of a living room black to offset a gold piano and paired it with white for a graphic look. “One of the most difficult colors is black — it’s very dramatic and we perceive it as very intense and dark,” says Springer. “A black-painted dining room or formal living room contrasted by white can be very striking. It carries a lot of power.” Benjamin Moore’s Web site features a black dining room. SherwinWilliams “Black Magic” has a definite air of sophistication, and Behr combines a smudged black with turquoise, garnet, antique white and jade in their “Dark Glamour” color palette. “If you put red, peacock blue, aqua or a jade green on the ceiling, it keeps black from being so somber.

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The black and graphite charcoal colors come from Victorian influence,” explained Behr’s Woelfel. And don’t overlook the ceiling. “Ceilings are the fifth wall. That dark color on the ceiling actually lifts the ceiling and makes it seem higher. It’s really hard convincing people of that, but it works,” she said. Keep the trim crisp and white, and designers suggest putting something shiny in the room to bounce light around. Metal accents or even a mirror will work.

Go green

Benjamin Moore is predicting green will be the “it” color for 2010, particularly its “Cedar Green.” “Green has such meaning and symbolism,” said Sonu Mathew, ASID, a Benjamin Moore Paints senior interior designer. “It represents renewal, and is eternally the color of spring and new growth. Green also is the easiest color for the eye to see, and the most restful and comforting of all.” “I like to play with the value — lightness or darkness — of a color. You can step into a room with four or five colors in it, all in the same color spectrum and there’s color, but it’s more sutble.” — Megan Hannam, Interior Source

“Cedar Green,” at the yellow end of the spectrum, he said, can contribute a pop to a room, or creates a softer look when paired with neutrals. “It also is a perfect foil for bright contrasts, such as deep blues and orangey reds.” u


Stylish storage:

Six tips to make sense of clutter Text | CVH&G Staff Images | Rick Chase & Courtesy


urn over a new leaf this calendar year with new and improved storage ideas. Whether you’re remodeling your kitchen, organizing closets or corraling clutter throughout your home, there are ways to maximize your storage options. We asked experts for storage solutions that will bring order to your home: 1. Get as much use out of closet space as possible. Install double rods, hang over-the-door shoe holders for shoes or use them in bathrooms to organize shampoos, lotions and potions. “Use flat storage tubs that can slip under your bed. It works great for storing sweaters or seasonal clothes and makes use of space that no one sees,” suggests interior designer Collette Ellison. And don’t forget to label tubs stored in the attic or basement. 2. Nooks and crannies can be transformed into functional storage by utilizing baskets. “Consumers are also looking at furniture pieces that have cubbyholes for baskets as casual storage and cubes that can be stacked in different configurations. There are also lots of entertainment consoles with storage space,” notes Barb Nevenhoven, manager at McGregor Furniture. 3. Transform old furniture into new storage. An unused armoire can become a linen closet. A utility cart can do double-duty in the


kitchen. Decorative glass jars and canisters can be used in bathrooms for little things like cotton swabs and makeup. 4. Investing in new kitchen cabinets? Chose cabinets with deep,wide pull-out drawers to fit pots and pans and make them easier to reach, a spice drawer and a cabinet with a tray divider for organizing baking sheets, says Melissa McKean, owner of Classic Kitchen & Bath. “Make sure that all of these work in a practical sense. I love a spice drawer with levels elevated at an angle so you can see all of them at a glance,” she adds. Pantries are perfect for storing nonperishable food items and small appliances. “People want roll-out trays or drawers for storage in pantries because it’s more functional and easier to keep organized. All pull-outs provide good storage and make a kitchen more accessible for the homeowner,” says Scott Staebell of Town & Country Home Improvement Center. 5. Closet systems are being installed in new homes and can be retrofitted into an existing closet. You can purchase components at a home improvement store or have a system professionally installed. “People want good storage they don’t have to redo every year. Compartmentalizing and having specific places for items is convenient. We can do separate pieces that work together as a customized unit in walkin or reach-in closets and that can easily be altered to fit in new pieces,” says Ashley Moore, a designer at

Pieces from the Canopy closet storage/organization collection from Walmart.

Classic Kitchen and Bath. 6. Do something whimsical. Better Homes & Gardens suggest mounting clean, empty paint cans to the wall (bottoms flat against the wall) in a mudroom or near the backdoor for mittens and scarves. You can adapt the idea for garden tools and other small items. u

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This Aspenhome cubbyhole storage unit, $449, McGregor’s Furniture Co., can accommodate everything from books and DVDs and baskets ($19 each) for hiding away toys and other items.

An armoire such as this Asian-influenced piece an attractively store everything from extra blankets to sweaters in the bedroom, from Slumberland.

The Stickley jewelry chest will keep necklaces, earrings and bracelets organized, and is available in oak and cherry. From Home Interiors, Cedar Falls.

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faux real Julie Petersen has created a business using her talents to faux finish walls in homes throughout the Cedar Valley.

Painter uses artistic skills to transform plain walls into elaborate home decor Text | Amie Steffen Images | Rick Chase


hose marble columns in your neighbor’s foyer? That stone facade behind your friend’s fireplace? Fakes. And Julie Petersen is the con artist behind them. Well, she’s not exactly conning anyone, per se. Instead, Petersen, the talented painter behind Julie


R. Petersen Faux and Decorative Painting, is using her artistic skills to make plaster walls appear metallic or granite, simply with the twirl of a brush. For 22 years, she has used her talents to parlay a full-time gig out of faux painting, using only word-ofmouth advertising until just last year. Her work transforms plain walls into works of art. “I started doing it in my own

home, and I had a friend call and say, ‘Hey, I had a friend who saw your house.’ Then they told their friends, and they called me,” she said. An art major, Petersen knew she did not want to teach or go into commercial art. “Then I just started reading about faux finishing. I was fascinated by it. I started playing with it, and it kind of took off.”

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“Finishing” is a better way to describe what Petersen and others like her do, rather than painting. She doesn’t use paint you find at the hardware store; the color isn’t as “true” as she would like. Instead, her elaborate designs are made from a combination of faux creams, blending solvents, extenders and pigments, which she blends and manipulates to achieve the desired look. She’s able to do 45 different finishing techniques. “Some faux finishes are very involved and have many layers — they take much more time,” Petersen said. “It might take me a whole week to do one room, another might take a day. It kind of depends on what someone is looking for.” Aren’t sure what you want, or think some color combination may or may not work out? Petersen said she does sample boards for almost every project she embarks upon, to show the customer exactly what they’ll be getting. She’s booked through March. She said those who want to get into faux finishing should have three things: an artistic eye, a knowledge of color and physical fitness — the last because of all the stairs, climbing on ladders and scaffolding she does. “It is a very good feeling when I stand back, finish the room and think, ‘This looks beautiful,’” Petersen said. “And the other thing is when the homeowner says, ‘I love it, this is so beautiful.’ I feel very rewarded in what I do.” u

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Full, gathered draperies provide textural contrast to sleek window coverings.

Expert’s tips provide recipe for stylish home Text | Melody Parker Images | Hunter Douglas


ome is where the heart is, the saying goes, and it’s here where we most feel the need to express ourselves. And the idea of what exactly is the “perfect room” is as individual as our personalities. But the ingredients we mix together to create such a space speak to everyone’s need to cook up the perfect place to retreat,


relax or entertain. “People can follow a 10-step recipe to create the room they’ve always dreamed about and thought about, but didn’t know how to go about it,” says design expert Sally Morse, featured on “Ask Sally & Jen” and creative services director for Hunter Douglas. To get started, she suggests finding inspiration in a print that you love — drapery fabric, an area rug, wallpaper or a piece of artwork. This

will provide you with three major ingredients:

1. Style

Your inspiration piece will tell you if the room is going to be contemporary, traditional or transitional.

2. Texture

Smooth, sleek or shiny surfaces like silk, satin and crystal are dressy. Surfaces with a lot of texture such as

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some linen weaves, basketry, pottery and stone are more casual. The more texture something has, the more casual it is.

3. Color

Most designs are based on three colors — the base color, contrast color and accent color. That’s why when you look at green and cream together you know that something is missing. On the color wheel typically these three colors can be next to one another — i.e., a blue-green, green or yellow-green, or equally separated from one another for a complementary grouping. “The accent color is the surprise color — it should be used enough to make a statement in three places in a room, for example, a window covering, a print and throw pillow. Less than three times is not an accent — it’s what I call an accident.” Here’s the rest of the recipe:

4. Furnishings

Don’t be too “matchy-matchy” with furnishings. “The case goods, coffee tables, floors and wood blinds in the kitchen can have different hues. Also, make sure your furniture is sized properly for the dimensions and layout of the room.” Place your furniture in shapes derived from the alphabet such as L, X or U, making sure whatever shape you choose works best with the size and shape of the room. You might have two conversation areas and use and L in one and an X in another. “No matter where you are seated, you need a place to put a glass, plate or cup of coffee within 15 or 18 inches. I frequently get asked how big the coffee table should be. It should be two-thirds the size of your sofa,” says Morse.

5. Window treatments

A room is never complete without a window fashion – you may not

Green and cream are a lovely, cool combination, highlighted with touches of natural wood tones in the chair and accessories.

notice that there is no rug, but you always notice an empty window and neighbors do, too. “Window treatments can also add movement or rhythm to a room and make it more visually appealing. An outside mounted treatment can conceal an unattractive window frame or shape, make the window and room seem bigger and help move the eye around a room. On the other hand, an inside mounted treatment can show off a window.”

6. Lighting

There are three different kinds of artificial lighting and, of course, natural light, which with the proper

window fashions can help transform the look of a room. — General illumination. “To pick a perfect chandelier, measure the length of two walls in the room you are going to hang it. Add them up and you get the diameter in inches of your chandelier. So, if one wall is 14 feet and another 16 feet, look for a chandelier that is 30 inches wide. Another hint, chandeliers should be hung 32 inches up from a table,” Morse suggests. — Task lighting — Accent light. — Natural light. “Enhance natural light and save on your electric bills, while still protecting against


| 10 steps to a perfect room

A perfect room pays attention to details for overall stylish impact, down to coordinating table settings with dining room chairs, in this instance, chocolate brown Parsons chairs.

UV rays, with window fashions such as Silhouette window shadings and Luminette privacy sheers. The sheers diffuse the incoming light for a softer, shadow-free interior illumination and adjusting the vanes can draw the light deeper into the room.”

planks and bigger tiles are very popular. Don’t overlook items like wool area rugs — sheep don’t shrink in the rain, so don’t be afraid of wool carpeting getting wet. In fact, it’s the most versatile option and cleans the best as well,” she says.

7. Flooring

8. Walls

Select a type of flooring that best complements the room. “The big word in flooring today is big. Wider


“You can also add style with color, be it using paint or wallpaper. Remember that you can add texture as

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well with grasscloth wallcoverings, paint finishes and the like. “Don’t forget the fifth wall — the ceiling. Don’t settle for plain old white — go for a light- or medium-toned color. Mix one-third of the color of your walls with two-thirds white and use it on the ceiling. Pearl paint finishes with luminosity or shine look exceptional on ceilings.”

9. Accessories

Use hard items such as mirrors, pottery, paintings, photos and glass around the room. Combine the hard accessories with softer items, including pillows, curtains, silk flowers, tablecloths and plants to create warmth.

10. Personality

“Add your own personality to the room to make it your own space. Show off your interests and hobbies in a creative way, using your own sense of style — and humor,” Morse adds. u

A cornice gives these mounted wood window coverings an architectural look.


eating well Chef Wolfgang Puck brings WELL philosophy to home cooks Text | CVH&G staff Images | Courtesy


t the center of Chef Wolfgang Puck’s inspiration is WELL — Wolfgang’s Eat, Love, Live — philosophy, which means food made with humanely treated, natural, organic and seasonal ingredients when available. To help bring the WELL philosophy to your own kitchen, Chef Puck has simplified some of his signature recipes, like Chicken with Chardonnay and Fresh Herbs and the creamy and satisfying Hearty Potato and Cheddar Soup. These recipes make it a cinch to channel your inner chef and indulge your culinary passion. u

Dutch Onion Soup

Dutch Onion Soup Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 55 minutes Makes: 6 servings 4 sweet onions or large yellow onions, thinly sliced (about 4 cups) 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced (about 1 cup) 1/2 cup port wine 6 cups Wolfgang Puck Organic BeefFlavored Broth 2 sprigs fresh thyme leaves 2 bay leaves 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 12 slices French bread (about 1/4-inchthick) 1 1/2 cups grated Gouda cheese (about


6 ounces) Heat oil in a 6-quart saucepot over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook for 20 minutes or until golden brown, stirring often. Add celery and cook and stir for 3 minutes. Add port, broth, thyme, bay leaves and black pepper to saucepot, stirring to scrape up browned bits from bottom of pot. Reduce heat to low. Cook for 30 minutes. Remove and discard thyme sprigs and bay leaves. Heat broiler. Place bread slices onto a baking sheet 2 at a time, making 6 pairs in all. Sprinkle each pair with 1/4 cup cheese. Broil 4 inches from heat until cheese is melted. Divide soup among 6 bowls. Top with bread and cheese.

Chicken With Chardonnay and Fresh Herbs Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 40 minutes Makes: 4 servings 4 ounces fresh goat cheese 1 tablespoon each chopped fresh tarragon leaves and Italian (flatleaf) parsley Freshly ground black pepper 4 boneless or bone-in chicken breast halves, skin on 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 shallot, minced (about 1/4 cup) 1/2 cup Chardonnay or other white wine 1 1/2 cups Wolfgang Puck Free Range Chicken Stock 1/2 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons butter, cut up Heat oven to 450 F. Stir cheese and half the herbs in a small bowl. Season with black pepper. Loosen skin on chicken. Spread 1/4 of cheese mixture under skin of each chicken breast half. Place chicken, skin-side up, into a shallow 3-quart baking dish. Brush chicken with oil. Roast for 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Heat shallots, wine and stock in a 1-quart saucepan over medium heat to a boil. Cook and stir until the mixture is reduced to 1/2 cup. Stir in cream. Stir in butter, 1 piece at a time, making sure it is melted before adding another. Stir in remaining herbs. Season with additional black pepper. Spoon sauce onto 4 plates. Cut chicken into slices and place on sauce. Note: If using bone-in chicken breast halves, increase the roasting time to 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

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Braised Short Ribs Prep: 30 minutes Cook: 3 hours 5 minutes Makes: 6 servings 6 serving-sized pieces beef short ribs (about 4 pounds) 1 teaspoon black peppercorns, crushed 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup vegetable oil 10 cloves garlic, peeled 1 large onion, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 1 cup) 2 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 1 cup) 2 stalks celery, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 1 1/2 cups) 6 sprigs fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley 2 sprigs fresh thyme leaves 2 bay leaves 2 tablespoons tomato paste 2 cups Cabernet Sauvignon or other dry red wine 4 cups Wolfgang Puck All Natural Beef-Flavored Stock Hot cooked noodles or mashed potatoes

Season beef with peppercorns. Coat beef with flour. Heat 3 tablespoons oil in an oven-safe 8-quart saucepot over medium-high heat. Add beef and cook for 10 minutes or until well browned on both sides. Remove beef from saucepot. Pour off any fat. Heat remaining oil in saucepot over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, carrots, celery, parsley, thyme and bay leaves and cook for 5 minutes or until vegetables are lightly browned, stirring often. Stir in tomato paste and cook for 1 minute. Stir in wine and stock and heat to a boil. Return beef to the saucepot. Cover saucepot. Bake at 350 F for 2 1/2 hours or until beef is fork-tender. Skim fat from surface of stock mixture. Transfer beef to a serving platter. Heat stock mixture in saucepot over medium heat to a boil. Cook until mixture is reduced to 1 quart. Remove and discard parsley and thyme sprigs and bay leaves. Serve beef and gravy over noodles.

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Hearty Potato and Cheddar Soup With Bacon Prep: 35 minutes Cook: 40 minutes Makes: 6 servings 4 ounces bacon, coarsely chopped 2 tablespoons butter 2 small leeks, trimmed and chopped 1 large onion, diced (about 1 cup) 1 large carrot, diced (about 1/2 cup) 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 6 cups Wolfgang Puck Organic Free Range Chicken Broth 3 large Russet potatoes, cut into cubes (about 4 cups) 1/2 cup heavy cream 2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese (about 8 ounces) Freshly ground black pepper Chopped fresh chives Cook bacon in a 4-quart saucepan over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon from saucepan. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon drippings. Add butter to saucepan and cook and stir until melted. Add leeks, onion, carrot and garlic to saucepan and cook until tender, stirring occasionally. Add flour and cook and stir for 2 minutes. Gradually stir in broth. Add potatoes and heat to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cook for 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender and the broth mixture is thickened. Stir cream and cheese in saucepan and cook until cheese is melted. Season with black pepper. Crumble bacon. Sprinkle soup with bacon and chives before serving.


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Fun, fashionable tulips

Potted or cut, tulips make a wonderful seasonal pick-me-up. Look for tight buds with some color showing. Even cut tulips will continue to “grow” — the stems elongate. Skip flower food for cut tulips; top off the vase daily with cool, clean water. Re-trim stem tips before arranging, remove leaves below the water line and place vase away from sun and heat. Potted, forced tulips will last longer, but don’t bother planting out forced bulbs. Success is limited because bulbs are spent. Enjoy their indoor blooms, then compost or toss out.

Crafting a la Stewart

Favorite tomatoes

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Escape winter’s grind Enjoy books on beer with a beer in hand


’m sure if I keep digging, I’ll find a reason (certain family birthdays notwithstanding) to love February and March. They’re like two back-alley thugs waiting to beat me, steal my wallet and leave me lying in a spreading pool of self-pity every time I leave the house. Weakened by January’s brutal cold, February and March further grind the psyche between twin stones of cold, gray skies and bleak landscapes. I can’t even evade my fair share of misery by escaping to warmer latitudes. Just as washing the car on a sunny day surely brings rain, flying off to the Caribbean, even if it were in my meager budget, would just as surely extend everyone’s misery into April. With no physical escape possible, I turn to books and beer, and in the best of both worlds, books about beer. When roar of the furnace is barely audible above the roar of the wind driving sleet and snow against the windows, I retreat to a warm cocoon of comfort on the couch. With a stack of books on the end table, a glass of


Aventinus Eisbock to warm my innards, faithful hound warming my feet (OK, four cats and a selfish terrier trying to warm their feet on me), I mentally jet off to quaint Belgian breweries, plot devastatingly original homebrew recipes and learn why I taste banana and cloves in my eisbock. The huge growth and interest in craft beer in the last two decades has spawned books chronicling every aspect of beer and beer culture. Here are a few that make my February/March pummeling bearable. Michael Jackson — the legendary Beer Hunter, not the pop star — is the godfather of the genre, sharing a vast knowledge of beers, beer styles, breweries and beer history with unmatched depth, clarity and humor in his many books. Splendid photography illuminates the text, making each and every beer the object of my immediate desire. I was just getting acquainted with his work when he passed away in August 2007. Though I never met the man, I felt like I’d lost an old friend. My copy of his DK Eye-

witness Companions book “Beer,” portable and densely packed with a world of information, is an excellent companion. “Tasting Beer” by Randy Mosher is the most recent addition to my growing library. The first chapter admonition, “Don’t even consider starting this book without a beer in your hand,” is both exciting and problematic. Exciting in the promise of an excellent book by a passionate advocate for good beer but problematic in that most of my reading comes near bedtime when, at my age, it’s a good idea to limit the intake of liquid. I’ve set aside several home improvement projects in order to read properly, beer in hand, at a more humane hour. u Brandon Pollock is a Courier award-winning photographer and beer aficionado. Contact him at 291-1476 or brandon.pollock@

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| pet column

Life-saving measures: Assemble a first-aid kit for your pets Text | McClatchy Newspapers Images | Shutterstock


ourniquets for your Tibetanterrier? Heimlich maneuver on your Himalayan? We usually don’t plan much for first aid for our animals, but a little forethought on your part can be the difference between life and death if your cat or dog finds itself in a medical emergency. While first aid is no substitute for veterinary care, certified animal firstaid and CPR instructor Robyn Elman shares this statistic: An estimated 25 percent more pets would survive a health emergency if only one first-aid technique had been used on the way to the vet. Here are some tips: It’s all about you: “If you get injured, you’re not going to be able to help your pet,” Elman says. “Any pet that’s in pain can and will bite.” For this reason, she

recommends muzzling any injured cat or dog — no matter how lovable or tractable. (Caveat: Don’t muzzle an animal that is unconscious or having difficulty breathing.) Buy a nylon muzzle and keep it with your first-aid kid. (Yes, they make muzzles for cats.) Impromptu: In a pinch, you can use a scarf or shoestring to muzzle a dog. Make a loose loop, place around the muzzle, tighten until snug, then bring the ends under the ears and tie together behind the head. To wrangle a cat, try wrapping in a sweatshirt or towel to control slashing claws. First-aid kit? What first-aid kit? Though kits specially designed for animals are available, Elman recommends assembling your own, so you know precisely what it contains and can procure the right sizes and doses. Among her must-haves: gauze pads for bleeding; a gauze roll; tweezers;

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| pet column an antibiotic ointment; adhesive tape; scissors; a thermometer; activated charcoal to absorb poison; a triangular bandage; hydrogen peroxide to induce vomiting, premeasured to the right dose (one tablespoon for every 15 pounds); and a blister pack of Benadryl gel caps (write the dose for your dog on the package and also tape a safety pin on the back so you can pierce the gel cap and administer the antihistamine quickly). Say cheese: A less obvious item for the kit is a photo of yourself with your animal. This will provide instant proof of ownership if your dog gets lost. Crate expectations: Dogs and cats need to be accustomed to going into a carrier or crate in the event they need to be transported during an emergency. Take time to create a positive association with the crate by feeding your animal’s meals in it daily. Bag it! For unruly cats who won’t see reason, consider an EvacSak (starting at $29.95). Used for years by humane societies and shelters, this sturdy mesh bag is an improvement on the old “pillow case” technique, and cinches shut and allows for ample ventilation. Visit or call (971)-285-3121. Know how to spot heat stroke Excessive panting and salivation as well as vomiting are signs that your animal has been overcome by the heat. Elman offers this method to monitor capillary refill: Press the gum, and count how long it takes for the tissue to turn from white to pink again. If it is more than two seconds, you have a serious problem on your hands. No ice, baby. Bathe the animal with cool but never frigid water, which constricts the capillaries and prevents cooling down. u


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Cedar Valley Developments

A guide to housing developments in the Cedar Valley and surrounding communities


Cedar Valley Developments 1 Nottingham Addition

Location: West Fourth Street near

Prairie Grove Park, Waterloo Contact: Kevan Cortright, Lockard Realty, (319) 240-3202 cell, Web site:


750 South Hackett Rd.; Gary Rankin, (319) 235-5346 or Rick Young, (319) 234-4411

Winding Ridge Estates


of Thunder Ridge Mall Number of Lots: 14 lots available for development Contact: Bob Smith Sr., Four Seasons Realtors, (319) 269-5712; Steve Knapp, Lockard Realty (319) 236-2000

Location: Near South Hills Golf Course, Number of Lots: 27 lots developed,

2 lots available

Lot Price: $40,000 Lot Size: 80’ x 163’ Contact: Joe Minard Construction,

Joe or Mark Minard, (319) 232-6981

Audubon Heights 4th Addition

Location: North of West Shaulis Road

and East of Falcon Ridge Contact: Steve Harbaugh, (319) 2344402 (office) or (319) 235-6649 (home) Web site:

Kalsem’s 3rd Addition

Location: Off Texas Street and Thistledown Drive, Waterloo Contact: Roger Kalsem, (319) 296-2236

12 Green Creek 2nd Addition

Location: Green Creek Road, Cedar Falls Contact: Young Development Co., L.C., 750 South Hackett Road, Waterloo, Gary Rankin, (319) 235-5346 or Rick Young, (319) 234-4411

Web site:

4 Ekho Ridge Townhomes

Location: 4550 West Fourth Street, Waterloo Contact: Ekho Ridge Development, Kris Klingaman, (319) 231-2541 Web site:

5 Acorn Park

13 Briarwood Hills

Location: Near Greenhill Road, Knoll Ridge Drive and Valley High Drive, Cedar Falls Contact: Jim Benda, Lockard Realty 4510 Prairie Pkwy., Cedar Falls Office: (319) 277-8000, Cell: (319) 239-2600 Web site:


Location: Located North of University

Avenue on the corner of Progress and Acorn Street Contact: Joe Minard Construction, Joe or Mark Minard, (319) 232-6981

6 Pine Meadows

Location: NW Waterloo between Progress Avenue and South Hackett Road off of Farrington Road, Waterloo Contact: David LeCompte, 833-5428 ext. 111

7 Huntington Ridge

Greenhill Village

Location: Near the Hudson Road and Greenhill Road intersection, Cedar Falls Contact: Inspired Realty, (319) 277-1077 (office), Chris Noland, (319) 231-1919 or Jake Huff, (319) 415-6226 Web site:

15 Lexington Heights Phase 4

Location: 12th Street NW, Cedar Falls Contact: Brian Happel, B.N.K.D. Real

Estate Development, (319) 352-0055

Web site:


Location: Huntington Ridge is

located on the East edge of Cedar Falls, touching the western border of Waterloo. Contact: Inspired Realty, (319) 277-1077 (office), Chris Noland, (319) 231-1919 or Jake Huff, (319) 415-6226 Web site:

8 Legend Trail Development

Location: Intersection of Highways 14

and 57, Parkersburg Contacts: Gloria Mueller, (319) 230-2777, Denny Lenth, (319) 231-3609, Oakridge Realtors, (319) 231-3609 or REMAX Home Group, (319) 266-7100 Web site:

9 Graceland Terrace

Location: Ansborough Avenue and

West Fourth Street, Waterloo Contact: Don Blake, (319) 233-9140 or Adam Blake, (319) 233-9140 40

Location: Off of West First Street west

Autumn Ridge

Location: 500 block of Union Road Contact: Brian Happel, B.N.K.D. Real

Estate Development, (319) 352-0055

Web site:

17 Fieldstone Addition Phase 3

Location: On Union Road just north of

Pheasant Ridge Golf Course, Cedar Falls

Contact: Sam Runyan, Sam Runyan Homes,

Inc., (319) 404-8333 or George Lansink, Lansink Homes, Inc., (319) 269-1457

Web sites: or

18 Pheasant Hollow Phase 3

Location: Northwestern Cedar Falls

at the west end of Fourth Street and Apollo, Cedar Falls Contact: Young Development Co., L.C., 750 South Hackett Road, Waterloo, Gary Rankin, (319) 235-5346 or Rick Young, (319) 234-4411

Web site:

Willow Lawn 4th Addition

Location: West Bremer Avenue and

24th Street, Waverly Contact: Scott Ramker, Ramker Construction & Supply, Inc., (319) 352-4286 Web site:


Web site:



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South Fork 1st Addition

Klingaman Park 3rd Addition

Location: Winghaven Drive, Waterloo Contact: Young Development Co., L.C.,



Impala Addition

Location: NE Waverly just off Cedar

The Ridges

Location: Off of West First Street north of Thunder Ridge Mall Contact: Steve Burrell, RE/MAX Cedar Valley, (319) 239-2485 Web site:



Contact: J.D. Francis, (319) 352-3329

31 Rolling Meadows Addition Location: SW Waverly Contact: Larry Oltrogge,

(319) 239-9009

Boulevard Heights

Location: South State St., Denver Contact: Marvin Schmacher, SEC

Development, (319) 240-3360

Web site:


Web site:

32 Stone Haven Addition

Location: SW Waverly, Near Hwy 218


Contact: Brian Happel, B.N.K.D. Real

Schons Addition

Location: Near Meyers Lake, South of

Gilbert Drive, Evansdale Contact: Dean Anfinson, (319) 291-6292

Estate Development, (319) 352-0055

Web site:

33 Centennial Oaks Estates

23 Ames Addition II

Location: North Central Evansdale, North Heather Ave., Evansdale Contact: Kelsey Ames, (319) 232-3554


Location: In south Waverly near golf course and city limits Contact: John McKee, John McKee Development, Inc., (319) 352-4146 Web site:

34 Prairie Park Addition

Prairie Addition

Location: SE Evansdale, near I-380,

exit, Evansdale Contact: Deb Porter, (319) 493-4692


Location: North Waverly, Near Horton Road and Cedar Lane Contact: Dennis Happel or Brian Happel, B.N.K.D. Real Estate Development, (319) 352-0055 Web site:

Hillside at Highland

Location: Madison and Monroe Streets

at Arizona Street, Waterloo Contact: David Deeds, Cedar Valley Restoration and Development, (319) 433-0210 or Carole Deeds, Deeds Real Estate, (319) 231-8640 Web site:

Copper Ridge

Location: Ninth Street NE, Waverly Contact: Brian Happel, B.N.K.D. Real

Estate Development, (319) 352-0055

Web site:



Elk Run 2nd Addition

Location: Between Lafeyette Road and Dubuque Road on Gray Street, Elk Run Heights Contact: Jim Sands, (319) 277-6500

27 Park Meadows Condominiums Location: West side of Waverly off of

24th Street NW, Waverly Contact: Scott Ramker, Ramker Construction & Supply, Inc., (319) 352-4286 Web site:


Highpoint Addition

Location: Hwy. 3 east to 12th Street, NE Waverly Contact: Dawn Tobin, (319) 352-3202

37 Rolling Hills Addition

Location: South off Hwy. 3, east between 30th Street SE and 39th Street SE, Waverly Contact: Bob Klapperich, Town and Country Homes, (319) 352-5313

38 Winchester Additions

Parkview Estates

Location: West side of Waverly off of

24th Street NW, Waverly Contact: Scott Ramker, Ramker Construction & Supply, Inc., (319) 352-4286 Web site:


Location: NE Hudson Contact: Bob Claassen, (319) 236-1900

39 Prairie Ridge 1st Addition

Location: NE Hudson Contact: Bill Claassen, (319) 233-5438

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Cedar Valley Developments 40 Fox Ridge Addition

Location: On Fox Ridge Golf Course, Dike Contact: Gene Drachenberg, Lockard

Realty-Dike, (319) 989-2354

41 Gilbertville North Townhomes Location: Minutes from Waterloo. Just

south of Hwy 20 and 1 block east of 1st Street in Gilbertville, IA Contact: Timberwolf Development, 5936 Westminister Drive, Cedar Falls; (319) 268-1669 or (319) 266-5827; Wendy Jorgensen, (319) 404-3944 Web site:

42 Royal Ridge Subdivision Location: North of Raymond Contact: Rick D. Schoulte,

(319) 610-2003 or (319) 236-2225

43 Heritage Hills Estates

Location: One block East of Main Street and North of Greenhill Road, Cedar Falls Contact: Developer/Realtor, Craig Fairbanks, Fairbanks Builders, (319) 404-0412 Web site:

44 Water Streets Flats and Rowhouses

Location: On the Cedar River and Riverwalk loop between East Seventh and Eighth Streets, Waterloo Contact: David Deeds, Cedar Valley Restoration and Development, (319) 433-

0210; Carole Deeds, Deeds Real Estate, (319) 231-8640

Web site:


Riverfront Village

Location: Adjacent to Water Streets Flats and Rowhouses on East Eighth and Lafayette Streets, Downtown Waterloo Contact: David Deeds, Cedar Valley Restoration and Development, (319) 4330210; Carole Deeds, Deeds Real Estate, (319) 231-8640 Web site:


50 Hanna Park Addition

Location: North of Green Hill on Valley High Drive, Cedar Falls Contact: Joe, Mark or Matt Minard, (319) 232-6981

51 Legacy Cove

Location: Orchard Drive and Cedar

Heights, just east of Mallard Point, Cedar Falls Contact: Joe, Mark or Matt Minard, (319) 232-6981

Nordic Ridge

Location: Off South Main Street,

1/4 mile south of Greenhill Road Contact: Kyle Helland, (319) 231-9430 Web site:

47 Quail Ridge Addition

Location: Quail Ridge is located along

the south side of West 12th Street near Birdsall Park Contact: Kevin Fittro, Skogman Homes Web site:

48 University Meadows

Location: University Meadows is located along the east side of Hudson Road and north of Laverne Lane Contact: HiBake L.L.C.

49 Viking Hills 3rd Addition

Location: This development is located at

the east end of Erik Road and Danish Drive Contact: Michael Geisler

52 Upper Ridge Estates

Location: West Schrock Road and Pirate Street in Hudson, IA Contact: Walt or Dianna Weber (319) 988-3587 Web site:


Road and Oster Parkway, South Cedar Falls Contact: Gene Drachenberg, Lockard Realty, (319) 610-5050 Web site: or

56 Sweet 1st Addition

Location: La Porte City, South edge of town along Highway 218 Contact: City Hall (319) 342-3396 or email at Web site:

57 Shadow Creek Crossing Condominiums

Location: Near Crossroads, behind Olive


Contact: Pat Meinders, (319) 239-4770

and Karen Kayser, (319) 493-2402 of ReMax Home Group

58 Wild Horse Ridge

Sunset Knolls

Location: Pleasant and Conn Streets in

Parkersburg Contact: Bob Claassen, (319) 230-1931

54 Audubon Park 6th Addition

Location: Red Tail Drive, at north end of Harbin Drive, Waterloo Contact: Bob Claassen, (319) 230-1931

55 Whispering Pines Addition

Location: Southeast corner of Greenhill

Location: 12th & Union, Cedar Falls Contact: Steve Burrell-RE/MAX Cedar

Valley, ( 319) 239-2485

Web site:

Not shown on map Williams Second Edition

Location: West of Waverly on Hwy 3 to Shell Rock on the Northeast side at the edge of the city limits. Behind the Care Center, The Meadows. Contact: Penny Wosepka, (319) 4042478; Mark Wosepka, (319) 404-1078, Crown Pointe Investments, LLC


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Features makes house a favorite Text and Images | The Associated Press


ith the most-requested features sought by homeowners today, Plan APS-2029 by Home Plans LLC is bound to be a favorite house in the neighborhood. The floor plan covers 2,000 square feet of living space, with an additional 503 square feet available in a bonus room over the three-car garage. The traditional exterior features a Palladian window, and is accented by multi-level trim and arched porch columns that match the arched transoms over the front windows and door. Just inside the front door, a vaulted flex room can be used as an office, media room or hobby room. A fireplace anchors the expansive family room, which has access to the screened porch. The kitchen features all the bells and whistles, including snack bar access to the family room, a pantry and a nook overlooking the front porch. A bay window brightens the casual dining room. The master suite, with direct access to the deck, a sitting area, a full-featured bath and walk-in closets, is a true retreat. Across the home, two secondary bedrooms, each with its own bath and walk-in closet, complete the plan. u


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• Bedrooms: 3+ • Baths: 2-1/2 • Main Floor: 2,000 sq. ft. • Total Living Area: 2,000 sq. ft. • Bonus Room: 503 sq. ft. • Garage and Storage: 730 sq. ft. • Exterior Wall Framing: 2x4 • Foundation Options: slab A downloadable study plan of this house, including general information on building costs and financing, is available at To order: Call (866) 722-1013, or mail to House of the Week, P.O. Box 75488, St. Paul, MN 55175-0488.

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