Hancock Post Prom Parade of Homes
The Hancock Post Prom committee will be holding a Parade of Homes in the Hancock area to raise funds for the Post Prom next spring. The tour will include seven homes in and around Hancock. Three homes are located in Hancock and four in the rural area. The tour will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at any of the homes or at ByLo Gas & Groceries, Willie's Super Valu or Breen's Snyder Drug.
The homes in Hancock include:
Cory and Jodi Bedel
93 Washington Avenue
This rambler style home is filled with a cozy feel complete with three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, lower level laundry and guest room. The main level offers an open kitchen/living area with vaulted ceilings.
Mission style is the theme in the lower level. The basement was finished in 2008 by the carpentry of Evink Construction. The lower level reflects a homey feel. White trim with dark mahogany hardwood floors along with mission style pillars offers a large family room layout. The home can be described as simple, warm and welcoming, perfect for entertaining and visiting.
Joel and Stephanie Flaten
278 Lions Avenue
This turn of the 19th Century home has been a labor of love for Joel and Stephanie Flaten from the moment they bought it in October 1998. Their main focus has been to maintain the unique character of the home that Stephanie so loved, while at the same time adding modern amenities.
Many changes have occurred over the past eleven years: modifications to walls, new wiring, new plumbing, hardwood flooring, air-source heat pump, cement-board siding, new windows, etc. They redesigned the upstairs apartment to become three bedrooms, master closet, and a larger bathroom.
In 2005, Joel and Stephanie removed the 1946 kitchen and added a larger kitchen, dining area, and laundry room. Hardwood floors were added throughout the downstairs as well as a front entry room. Evink Construction built the kitchen addition and Donald Spencer built all cabinets in the house. Joel did the majority of the hard labor: rewiring, plumbing, sheet rocking, staining and installing wood trim, doors and the new hardwood flooring.
The outside of the house was completed with cement board siding. The inspiration of the paint scheme came from Tim Swift, who tied in all the unique characteristics of the home to make it stunning. The storage building out back was built this past summer by Evink Construction.
Gary and Heidi Nohl
37 Sunset Lane
In June of 2009 Gary and Heidi Nohl purchased the home of Ben and Betty Mikkelson. This home, built by the well-know Steinbring family in the 1960s, was sold to the Mikkelsons in 1965. The Mikkelsons finished the basement and added bedrooms and living space for their family of five children.
Since the Nohls purchased the home in June, they have been very busy remodeling the kitchen, dining, and living room areas of the home. The laundry room was also relocated from the basement to the main floor. KJH Builders did the remodeling work with the cabinetry being built by Spencer Triangle.
Work was also done in the yard this summer, with the removal of some trees, new landscaping and grass. The Nohls are currently in the process of updating the basement which includes two bedrooms, bathroom, family room, and furnace room. This, however, is not open during the tour.
Rural homes --
John and Glenna Ver Steeg
27930 County Rd 1 South N
John and Glenna invite you to tour their home and enjoy the fall scenes surrounding it. They love fall; a season filled with bonfires, back-to-school excitement and making fall memories to last a lifetime.
Their home was moved to the farm site in June of 2007 by Thein Moving Company out of Clara City. It was moved from Glenwood. The home was built in 1993 and designed by the previous owners. They incorporated some unique features in the house plan including a wrap around deck. There are two wood burning fireplaces, an oak staircase, French doors in the living room and office and patio doors in the home.
The VerSteegs were able to use materials from their basement and incorporated a family room, bedrooms, a utility room, and a walkout basement towards the Chippewa River. John's office includes a three-piece maple wall unit that was a Christmas gift to Glenna's mother from her father back in 1960. You also will be greeted by a beautiful painting of "Lake Emily" by local artist, Della Conroy, located on the upper level.
On that same level is an antique curved glass China hutch which was a gift from Glenna's grandmother. This hutch was used by her grandmother to store her dishes used for entertaining at holiday times. The tour will be complete when you enter the lower level "Welcome to the Woods" where Glenna enjoys decorating with a 'woodsy' look.
Gary and Marcia Greiner
The Gary and Marcia Greiner home is a Dynamic Modular Home, built and moved from Detroit Lakes to the present location in Moore Township in 2004. The home is 1924 square feet with a full basement, and triple car garage. The design of the home is an open floor plan on the main floor. It is decorated with salvaged decor, antiques, and more. The home is simple to entertain in and to enjoy each and every day.
Tim and Gwen Gramm
29690 County Road 1 South
The warm and inviting home of Tim and Gwen Gramm was built by Rollyn Zeltwanger in 1998. The two story home has 2,850 square feet on the main level with a fully furnished basement and three car garage. As you enter the home you will immediately notice the open floor plan that allows easy entertaining between living room and kitchen. The open kitchen features a breakfast nook with seating for 12. The living-dining room area has a gas fireplace and large windows overlooking the terraced patio and backyard complete with a waterfall.
There are three bedrooms on the main floor including a master bedroom and bath with whirlpool tub. Completing the main floor layout is a large laundry and locker room. The lower level of the house also has three bedrooms and a large bath. A large recreation area is home to a pool table and second kitchen for additional entertaining. Decor and painting were updated recently throughout the house by Kevin and Annie Wulf.
Craig and Paula Feuchtenberger
257 450th St.
The Feuchtenberger home was built in 1965 by Wallis and Diane Feuchtenberger. It replaced an old farm house that was very drafty. Wallis and Diane had eight children so the house grew as their family grew. The original house is the center of the home, from the kitchen to the formal dining room. In 1972 they added the family room, master bedroom and the garage. In 1978 they added the formal living room.
Craig (Wallis and Diane's youngest son) and Paula moved onto the home place in the spring of 1997. Since then they have remodeled and updated the home. Cullen's Home Center from Alexandria helped with all of the remodeling projects. Swedberg's have constructed the new cabinets throughout the home. The laundry room and master bath were the first remodeling projects. The windows and outside doors were replaced at this time.
Craig and Paula remodeled the basement. A new bathroom in the basement was constructed with the help of KJH builders. Craig did the tiling in the bathroom and finishing work. He also designed and built the cabinets in the toy/sewing/scrapbooking room.
In 2007, the kitchen addition was added by bumping out the wall ten feet. Craig installed the hardwood floors, the tile back splash and completed the pantry. The family resided in the house during this time. The home is large, but is wonderful when entertaining family and friends.