July 29, 2007

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The exciting thing about this home is that these are the first owners that we’ve met who are the original owners and who worked with Carl Graffunder.   They told us that Graffunder was very good to work with when they designed their home.  The wife explained to us how she had heard Graffunder’s name during college from a friend who remarked that this architect was good at design and understood construction because he had built his own house himself.  When these owners went to build their home, she looked up Mr. Graffunder.

The owners were on a tight budget at that time and Graffunder was good at working with them on this.  This home then became featured in an article in Better Homes and Gardens in the early 1970s on homes that were architect designed but within reasonable costs.

There are a few Graffunder themes in the home: cedar siding, exposed beams, exposed cinder block, an open stairway and expansive windows in the main living area.  One unique aspect of the home is a small loft right above the kitchen.  The home was built in 1970 and an addition was built onto the home in 1981.  The addition  was also designed by Graffunder. 

A nice home and incredibly nice owners who are proud of their Graffunder home.

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