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by Amy Thompson, Photography by CipherImaging
Homebuilder Dennis Lewis and his wife knew they wanted this mid-century modern home with California styling the minute they walked inside. With an empty nest, downsizing was their next move, so this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home in an established neighborhood was perfect – almost. With over 30 years of homebuilding excellence, and a keen eye for design and detail, Lewis saw the potential in this 1958 time capsule.
Stone pathways lead visitors up to the gray stone and lapboard siding home. White trim pops and the lantern style fixtures draw your attention to the craftsman style garage and entrance. The natural landscape of rock and stone bring attention to the beautiful hydrangeas and ornamental grass. A covered concretRead More
By Amy Thompson
Photography by Tim Hanson
Located in the Copper Creek addition, this five-bedroom, three-bathroom ranch home built by Nielson Construction is perfect for the anything-but-boring Sioux Falls family. Stacked stone and lapboard and shake siding is mixed with a simple Craftsman entry and natural landscaping to create a warm welcome.
Just inside the foyer, you are greeted by the handcrafted modern living room. Bathed in natural light, this room is a perfect marriage of modern and rustic elements. A stunning feature wall is adorned with oversized gray slab tile, which highlights a rustic barn wood television mount. Sleek black tile and floating wood shelves surround an electric fireplace. The tray ceiling with decorative wood trim molding and hand textuRead More
Present -Day Classic
~~By Amy Thompson
Photography by Cipher Imaging
Located on the east side of Sioux Falls, this open floor plan home has no detail overlooked. G.A. Johnson Construction has built a sprawling three bedroom and two bathroom home perfect for any family.
The exterior of the home offers a clean and classic look, featuring a gabled neutral exterior of stacked stone and stucco with Craftsman detailing in the garage doors and lantern lighting. A concrete covered porch and large windows, including a stylish transom above the solid wood door, give a warm welcome to friends and family.
Once inside the entry, which showcases a modern barrel metallic light fixture, you are struck by the open feel of the spacious rooms. The living room is flooded with natural light from the large fRead More
~~Bank Midwest – where our Great Experience creates yours.
Bank Midwest offers a complete menu of financial services with an unyielding commitment to our customers and our communities. We’re a financial partner who understands your priorities and as the tools and talent to help you succeed.
Bank Midwest’s rich history dates back to the 1880s when R.L. Goodenow opened the Bank of Wall Lake, Iowa, followed in 1933 by the addition of an independent insurance agency. In 1979 Goodenow Bancorp was formed, and served as the first step in the evolution from a rural banking company to a full-service provider of financial services. After acquiring banks in Fairmont and Jackson, Minnesota, as well as Armstrong, Iowa, it was necessary to have a name that reflected the expansiRead More
Contributed by: Annette Amdahl
Time: 2 Hours
Materials (for shorter lantern):
Cut your wood to size
For this example project, we will be building the shorter lamp pictured. The only difference between the two lanterns is the height of the 4 vertical pieces. For the taller lamp, these should be 20” long, but foRead More
~~Cabin in the City
by Kelli Phelps, photography by Cipher Imaging
If you’ve been looking for a cabin in the city, Paul Fick Homes, Inc. has built just that with this beautiful 3,109 square foot home in southeast Sioux Falls. As you enter the ranch-style home, large wooden pillars with stone bases greet you at the front door. Along with the three-stall garage and custom exterior finishes, any homeowner would be proud to call this place home.
Upon entering this 2016 Spring Parade of Homes award-winning home, the rustic barn doors leading to a four-season porch encourage visitors to sit and stay awhile. If the floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and custom mantel don’t draw you to the cozy porch, the mature trees and tall grass leading to the water’s edge definitely will. ItRead More
~~Mike Austad. President, Dakota Radon Mitigation LLC, Sioux Falls
605-201-4704 Professional Radon Mitigation provider
B.A. Augustana College. 10 years full time, local Radon mitigation experience.
Visit with me for more information at our Radon Awareness booth at the Sioux Empire Home Show at theRead More
Choosing Your Builder
By Chad Javers, Chad Javers Construction Inc.
Building a home is a major life event, full of excitement and - as with most important decisions - stress. From arranging your financing to picking out your finishes, there are a lot of topics that need consideration to make your dream home a reality.
Choosing your builder can be equally stressful. Bids are oftentimes hard to compare, and without having past experience it can be difficult to know whether one particular builder is a better fit for you than another. Even still, getting multiple bids is always advised.
If there is a discrepancy from one bid to the next – which there almost always will be – you should feel comfortable in asking your prospective builders why. And your prospective builder shRead More
A Custom Masterpiece
By Amy Thompson
Photography by Cipher Imaging
With just under 6,000 square feet of modern prairie design, it’s easy to see why this contemporary Fiechtner Construction home won the 2017 Spring Parade of Homes™ Award of Excellence. With six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and countless upgrades, Fiechtner has built a Sonoran oasis in urban Sioux Falls.
Breathtaking is an understatement for the stunning roof pitch design and low inclines, giving the home a clean, modern look. A mix of white and cream stucco with a waterfall finish gives the home a soft look, while stacked stone balances structure with the natural landscape surrounding the entrance and half-circle drive. Glass panels surround stately double doors of rich wood and chrome inlays, welcoming friends aRead More
Cozy Modern Elegance
by Brooke Rowe
Photographs by Cipher Imaging
This highly sought-after ranch walk-out in beautiful Arbors Edge Grassland, built by award-winning WT Construction, is sure to please. As you walk into the front door, a modern steel light fixture dangling down from a textured silver ceiling welcomes you in, giving an indication of the theme throughout the house. To the left of the entryway is an office, and as you walk down the hallway there is a small bedroom, main bathroom, and master bedroom. The main bathroom includes a dark, pebble-textured mirror and a stunning antique globe light fixture.
The master bedroom features subtle grey carpeting, and dark grey walls with a white trim. A three-pane window brightens up the room, bringing it to life. The coffered ceilinRead More
Creative Surfaces Inc., a family owned and operated business, has been manufacturing countertops for nearly 30 years. They also specialize in making custom store fixtures and signage for retail, automotive, hospitality, casino and other industries. Creative Surfaces employs 120 employees in Sioux Falls and the manufacturing facility in Rapid City, SD. That number now includes three generations of the Pins family. In 2005, they expanded their focus on countertops with a retail showroom. Now conveniently located at 2105 S. Minnesota Avenue in Sioux Falls, the Stone Center is a great place for home and business owners to stop in and see an amazing selection of countertop materials with a variety of colors and designs in one place!
The Stone Center is a proud partner of CambriaÆ, headquartRead More
Rustic Meets Modern
By Amy Thompson
Photography by Cipher Imaging
Characterized by unique exterior textures and quality interior finishes, this lakeside home built by George Custom Homes boasts dedication to a higher standard of living. The four bedroom, three bathroom home seamlessly blends rustic and modern design elements and offers gorgeous views of Cherry Lake.
A mix of natural hued stacked stone, stucco and lapboard siding, and a gabled roof complete the large covered porch. Stately stone columns and lantern lighting provide a warm welcome into the home. Just inside, the foyer opens into an Art Deco-style carpeted office with large rich wood built-ins and wood panel shutters. Eight-foot doors and ten-foot ceilings throughout the home add to an open, airy feel.
Just off the tiled aRead More