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home feature DECEMBER 2018/JANUARY 2019 Sparkle and Shine
DECEMBER 2018/JANUARY 2019

Waukee home shimmers in whites and neutrals for the holidays.

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Let It Glow

Let It Glow
DECEMBER 2018/JANUARY 2019
A charmer in the Owl’s Head Historic District of Des Moines has celebrated 110 years of Christmases Past.


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Eclectic and Fun

Eclectic and Fun
DECEMBER 2018/JANUARY 2019
Ankeny woman creates a colorful and inviting home full of Christmas joy.


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All About Elegant Comfort

All About Elegant Comfort
OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2018
A family finds its beautiful slice of Iowa in a rural development near Earlham.


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All About Elegant Comfort

A Happy Halloween House
OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2018
In a merry, not scary, way, Mary Ann Beatty celebrates a fun holiday.


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Our Forever Home

Our Forever Home
AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2018
For some Ankeny residents, building a new home was a family affair.


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Barn Again

Barn Again
JUNE/JULY 2018
A contemporary farmhouse respects the past and has fun with the present.


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Words to Live By

Words to Live By
APRIL/MAY 2018
With their extended family in mind, these homeowners created a welcoming central spot for the families of their two daughters, including five grandchildren.


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A Modern Farmhouse

A Modern Farmhouse
FEBRUARY/MARCH 2018
A family moved back to central Iowa to build their dream house in Adel.


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Understated Elegance

Understated Elegance
DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018
Des Moines designer loves to mesh vintage and new and is passionate about old houses.


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Merry & Bright

Merry & Bright
DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018
Urbandale couple celebrates ‘Happy Everything’ all year long.


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‘A Great Christmas House’

‘A Great Christmas House’
DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018
Ames couple celebrates the season and remodeling in beautiful style.


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Steve & Santa

Steve & Santa
DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018
A West Des Moines woodcarver has a special bond with ‘a right jolly old elf.’


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An Angular Approach

An Angular Approach
OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2017
This family’s dream home uses lots of angles and big windows to soak in the views of the countryside.


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A Folk Art Fantasy

A Folk Art Fantasy
OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2017
Folk art: Typically it’s traditional art by untrained and often anonymous people. Examples include baskets, carvings, paintings, and utensils in decorative designs and bright, bold colors.


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Perfectly Prairie

Perfectly Prairie
AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017
For two homeowners, new construction was the best way to get the look they wanted.


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A Southern Courtyard

A Southern Courtyard
AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017
With a toolbox full of history and ingenuity, a Des Moines homeowner creates a welcoming outdoor living space.


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Forging a New Life

Forging a New Life
JUNE/JULY 2017
A Cedar Rapids couple retires to Des Moines and creates an approach to a lifestyle change.


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Her Laundry Room Is Loads of Fun

Her Laundry Room Is Loads of Fun
JUNE/JULY 2017
Vintage wash-day items may hearken back to a simpler time, but laundry was a whole lot of work.


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A Special Spot

A Special Spot
APRIL/MAY 2017
A contemporary home, part of the Wakonda Living development, soaks in beautiful golf course views and makes a design statement.


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Delightfully  Dutch

Delightfully Dutch
APRIL/MAY 2017
An Urbandale collector is surrounded by her colorful Dutch heritage.


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Classic and Clean

Classic and Clean
FEBRUARY/MARCH 2017
A young family, with a great building experience in the rear-view mirror, enjoys its new space to spread out and thrive.


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Work of her Hands

Work of Her Hands
FEBRUARY/MARCH 2017
A West Des Moines stitcher and quilter has a special place to create.


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Celebrating Nostalgia

Celebrating Nostalgia
DECEMBER 2016/JANUARY 2017
Cheri Hill layers Christmas in a style she calls “rustic sentimental chic.”


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A Contemporary Christmas

A Contemporary Christmas
DECEMBER 2016/JANUARY 2017
A Norwalk homeowner takes a sleek approach to holiday decorating.


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Season for a Saltbox

Season for a Saltbox
DECEMBER 2016/JANUARY 2017
A rural Adel couple, forced to move from their home near Grimes, downsizes back into history.


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A Very Vintage Christmas

A Very Vintage Christmas
DECEMBER 2016/JANUARY 2017
A Pella native combines touches of the past with Christmas charm in holiday style.


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Always on Vacation

Always on Vacation
OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2016
Family builds a new home two blocks from their previous one and gets a whole new outlook on Ankeny.


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Tiny House Big Idea

Tiny House Big Idea
OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2016
With a twist on the tiny house theme, a local writer creates her own getaway studio, a colorful gypsy wagon.


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Colorado Connection

Colorado Connection
AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2016
Couple transplants their love of the mountains to West Des Moines.


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Pops of Color, Texture, Light

Pops of Color, Texture, Light
JUNE/JULY 2016
With a clean-lined approach and a contemporary vibe, family members enliven their new home with pops of color, texture, light.


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Fresh & Crisp

Fresh & Crisp
APRIL/MAY 2016
New home plan with Cape Cod touches, is "right-sized" for this Clive couple.


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A Vintage Modern Farmhouse

A Vintage Modern Farmhouse
FEBRUARY/MARCH 2016
He’s a little bit modern, and she’s a whole lot vintage. Together they make it work beautifully.


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Crazy for Christmas

Crazy for Christmas
DECEMBER 2015/JANUARY 2016
Since childhood, Mary Corell of Clive has been a Christmas elf through and through.


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A Sherman Hill Holiday

A Sherman Hill Holiday
DECEMBER 2015/JANUARY 2016
Cathy and Jeff Collins enjoy creating an elegant and traditional Christmas in their 1891 home.


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A Festive Forest

A Festive Forest
DECEMBER 2015/JANUARY 2016
A Clive couple tends to 30-plus decorated Christmas trees in their home.


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A Cape Cod Charmer

A Cape Cod Charmer
OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2015
You can almost feel the sea breezes from the crisp lines and fresh look that an East Coast vibe brings to the Midwest.


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Artistic Expression

Artistic Expression
AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2015
This gallery-style new home in West Des Moines showcases clean lines and colorful art.


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Less is So Much More

Less is So Much More
MARCH/APRIL 2015
After living in huge homes, a Des Moines couple enjoys their smaller space on the water.


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Rocky Mountain Iowa

Rocky Mountain Iowa
FEBRUARY/MARCH 2015
A new home between Van Meter and Adel gives off a cool Colorado vibe.


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Winning Combination

Winning Combination
JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2015
Just as Mary Lohse of Bondurant picked winning numbers in 2012 to snag the second highest Iowa Lottery payout in history—$202 million—she and husband Brian picked a winning team to build their stunning new home.


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Home for Christmas

Home for Christmas
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2014
Holiday season is all about decorating and tradition.


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Family-Friendly

Family-Friendly
OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2014
A Johnston couple starts a new life together by building a home to accommodate their blended family.


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South From Alaska

South From Alaska
AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2014
After three decades up north, Ankeny couple returns to their Iowa roots.


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Prairie-Style Contemporary

Prairie-Style Contemporary
JULY/AUGUST 2014
A new Urbandale home with an open concept is family-friendly for kids and grandkids.


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A Lofty Lifestyle

A Lofty Lifestyle
MAY/JUNE 2014
Rachel Sivi returns to her Iowa roots with a contemporary downtown Des Moines loft.


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Rooms With a View

Rooms With a View
MAY/JUNE 2014
The Sharps leave their empty nest in the suburbs for a more urban lifestyle.


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A Private Place

A Private Place
FEBRUARY/MARCH 2014
The Johnson family enjoys the private backyard of their Painted Woods home.


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Western Chic

Western Chic
JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014
A Van Meter homeowner adds Western flair to her newly remodeled home.


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The Spirit of a Neighborhood

Deck Those Halls
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2013
A close-up look at how three homeowners interpret the spirit of our year-end holidays.


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The Spirit of a Neighborhood

The Spirit of a Neighborhood
OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2013
Ashworth Estates in West Des Moines celebrates 35 years of pride and stability.


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Storage Galore

Storage Galore
AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2013
The new home of a family in Adel uses every inch to its advantage.


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Coming Home

Coming Home
JULY/AUGUST 2013
Pat and Jim Hoyt of Johnston build a new home and prove you can go home again.


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An Upscale Craftsman

An Upscale Craftsman
MAY/JUNE 2013
A couple adds a Frank Lloyd Wright flair to their detached Wakonda townhome.


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Home Away From Home

Home Away From Home
FEBRUARY/MARCH 2013
Kemin Industries of Des Moines owns a stunning downtown condo for use by its clients, customers, and employees.


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A Beauty of a Brownstone

A Beauty of a Brownstone
FEBRUARY/MARCH 2013
For two young professionals, living in a brownstone in downtown Des Moines represents the good life.


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Designed with Love and Joy

Designed with Love and Joy
JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2013
A stunning home on beautiful rolling hills was built with family togetherness in mind.


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'Tis the Season

'Tis the Season
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2012
We visit these merchants who help others create special holiday memories.


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HOME PHOTOS

Cozy Contemporary
OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2012
A West Des Moines couple trades their traditional style for a contemporary design with all of the comforts of home.


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HOME PHOTOS

Livin' On The Lake
AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2012
Sun Valley Lake in southern Iowa draws all ages and lifestyles.


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HOME PHOTOS

Built-In Charm
JULY/AUGUST 2012
A new home in Huxley works beautifully for a growing family.


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HOME PHOTOS

Arts & Style
MAY/JUNE 2012
An Arts and Crafts home in Polk City exudes warmth, freshness, and timelessness.


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HOME PHOTOS

Spring Inspiration
APRIL/MAY 2012
We've compliled a look book full of outdoor ideas sure to inspire
as you gear up for warmer weather.



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HOME PHOTOS

A Dream Come True
FEBRUARY/MARCH 2012
A Fort Dodge Couple pinches themselves over their new home.


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HOME PHOTOS

A "Spec"-tacular Finish
JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2012
Kimberley Development gives custom touches to a spec home in the Silverstone Development of Johnston for Myra Lynn & Craig Hansen.


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HOME PHOTOS

"...and Nature Sings"
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2011
A large home calls for oversize holiday decorations to make a statement.


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HOME PHOTOS

A Festive Forest
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2011
Kim Zieser of Clive sees Christmas through the glow of 32--count 'em--decorated and lit tress.


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HOME PHOTOS

A Collector's Christmas
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2011
For Kim Steinberg of West Des Moines, Christmas is a year-round frame of mind.


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HOME PHOTOS

Always on Vacation
OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2011
A nature-filled rural Polk County setting offers solace to a busy couple and showcases interesting materials.


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HOME PHOTOS

The Fusion Factor
AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2011
An Arts & Crafts-style home fuses Asian contemporary with a Colorado lodge-feel.


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HOME PHOTOS

Tradition with a Twist
JULY/AUGUST 2011
Kathy and Craig Hiatt of Clive feel right at home in their beautiful new space.


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HOME PHOTOS

The Big Decision to Downsize
MAY/JUNE 2011
A couple moves out of the country and into an inviting redesigned condo.


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HOME PHOTOS

A New Neighborhood
FEBRUARY/MARCH 2011
Beth and Mike Wiskirchen decide to make the move and are happy with Waterford Townhomes.


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HOME PHOTOS

Tuscan & Timeless
JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2011
Classic details take center stage in an elegant Glen Oaks home.


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European-Style Elegance
NOV/DECEMBER 2010
A Conrad couple completes an opulent home between Grimes and Johnston


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Organically Grown
OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2010
Natural materials, clean lines, and smart design help set apart this Urbandale home.

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Kid-Friendly Elegance
AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2010
This home has it all: swimming pool, outdoor kitchen, beautiful details and more.

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A Home with a Plan
JULY/AUGUST 2010
This new home was built on five acres in a stunning rural development.

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A New Life & Adventure
MAY/JUNE 2010
A beautiful home in Waukee features an open & mellow feel.

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A Truly Hands-On Experience
APRIL/MAY 2010
Old World technology helps create a getaway home for one couple at Lake Panorama.

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A Colorful Match
FEBRUARY/MARCH 2010
This gorgeous home has bright & cheery at every turn.


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Perfect Fit
JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2010
A family finds the perfect house, built by Jones & Jones.


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A Fresh-Faced Farmhouse
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2009
A bright and cheerful farmhouse has the perfect country setting.

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A Classy Rendition
OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009
Homeowners Troy Weiland and Jeff Niemann added style and panache to their West Glen area row house.

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Peace & Quiet
AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2009
This beautiful log home in Sun Valley is the perfect lakeside getaway.

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Full of Surprises
JULY/AUGUST 2009
Best of Show at HomeShowExpo 2009 by Denton Homes has unique and beautiful details at every turn.

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A Custom Touch of History
JULY/AUGUST 2009
K&V Homes incorporates the best of a historic farmhouse at HomeShowExpo 2009.

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Dedication to Detail
MAY/JUNE 2009
Attention to the overall plan and to the small stuff pays off in a classy family home.

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An Affinity for Art
APRIL/MAY 2009
Julie and Woody Brenton live with their love of art in their Druid Hill townhome.

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Efficient Space, Big Design
FEBRUARY/MARCH 2009
Color and style play a big part in this Ingersoll Square condo.

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A Sunny Delight
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2008
A new home in the woods connects the Parkers' house to nature.

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