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Distinctive Homes On This Year's 'Parade'

September 11, 2012

Antigo Daily Journal

Antigo Daily Journal

The very new, the somewhat old and even a bit of the mysterious will be featured in Langade Hospital Auxiliary’s annual Parade of Homes one week from today.

The popular event will feature six beautiful and distinctive homes, stretching from Elcho to Antigo and outlying areas. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15.

Featured homes, and their descriptions as prepared by homeowners and parade organizers, follow:

Ben and Diane Baker, W8694 Kramer Rd., Deerbrook

Built in 1996 on a peaceful country setting, the porch and wrap-around deck offer frequent views of wildlife attracted to the water. Inside and out, the house has undergone an entire facelift since participating in the parade of homes over 10 years ago. With décor inspired by nature, this three-level home has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a library loft overlooking the great room. The property features a covered bridge built to access the island and a network of mowed trails that meander through much of the wooded areas.

LaVonna Bartlett, W10276 County Road K, Elcho

This open-concept home was designed with the owner’s desire to entertain. It features custom-built cabinetry and bookshelves with window seats framing the fireplace. The owner’s personal photography and appreciation of unusual pieces of local art bring life to the décor. Scenic countryside can be viewed from the deck on the back of the house or from the front porch.

Roger and Jessica Fleischman, 3408 County Road HH, Antigo

This original old-fashioned farmhouse was recently remodeled and transformed into a spacious, updated home with modern amenities. It has four bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths with a classic wrap-around porch, solid oak doors, and custom woodwork. In the kitchen you will find cherry cabinets, a butler’s pantry, granite counter tops, and a snack bar. A whirlpool tub and walk-in shower are located in the master suite. The great room with a 15-foot vaulted ceiling and fireplace, two offices, a family room, and exercise room complete the home. Other features include heated tile floors and a sound system that is present throughout the home.

James and Mary Jane Berenz, 11340 Antigo St., Elcho

Approximately 100 years ago this home was built for lumbar baron C. W. Fish and his family. At one time it was converted into a two-family residence but later was renovated and reverted to a one-family residence. The six-bedroom home has a master bedroom with its own fireplace. There are three full bathrooms with slipper bath tubs in two of them. A large sunroom and a central "sitting" room are found on each level along with a "napping" room on the first level. The tiled kitchen with modern amenities, hardwood floors, dining area, built-in pantry, and floor-to-ceiling fireplace in the living room complete the home.

Brian and Karen Prunty, N4351 Price Polar Rd., Bryant

Built in 2011, this 2,100 square foot ranch is an addition to the decade-old family cabin. Situated on 79 acres, the home has large windows, a covered deck, and a walk-out basement that provide scenic views of wildlife and nature. The kitchen, with its shaker-style custom cabinets and dining room, opens to the great room with a vaulted ceiling, custom beams, and hardwood floor. The main floor has two bedrooms, reading room, laundry, and walk-in pantry. A game room, family room, bedroom, and office are on the lower level. The finely crafted custom woodwork throughout the house is from an earlier period.

James and Patty Schulz, 400 Clermont St., Antigo

Featured in the Antigo Daily Journal's "Hidden Places," this Dutch Colonial Revival style Victorian is the oldest surviving Victorian in the city of Antigo. Built in 1884 for James and Catherine Driscoll and their six children, this 2,000 square foot three-bedroom, two-bath home is loaded literally wall to wall with ornamental wood trim and fixtures. The foyer entrance features a full oak stairway with a deacon's bench. Front room, parlor, dining room, an upgraded kitchen, and 3/4 bath complete the first floor. The third bedroom, located on the second floor, holds the hidden entrance to the finished boarded floor attic. Mysteries, tragedies, and even a "ghost story" make up some of the history of the Driscoll Historic Antigo Home. You won't believe it until you see it.

Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 the day of the parade and are available at Schroeder’s. Koni K’s in Elcho, Lakeside Grocery and Pharmacy, Neve’s Floors to Go & Furniture and Langlade Hospital’s information desk.

Proceeds will be donated to the future outpatient palliative care program.

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