An elegant country motif weaves through all the rooms, uniting all the spaces in their feel. An excellent choice, as many of the areas flow together. The kitchen and living room are one with an open loft above and French doors (that usually remain open) to the family room.
“When I first looked at this place I thought I didn’t need that extra room,” she said. “Many of the other condos here don’t have them. But now it’s my favorite room and there is plenty of space for the whole family to come over. That was appealing.”
Todd and Tammy have provided Betty with five grandchildren to fill the rooms with laughter.
Her hunt for the home began after her husband passed away in 1999 and her cousin began a campaign to move her to College Park Condominiums near Anderson University. It took six years of looking at potential properties before she finally left her large four-bedroom home.
“I feel very safe here,” she said. “I don’t have to take care of the outside – my husband was always so meticulous about that but it’s too much for me. I’m on the end, which is very private. The down side is that I don’t see as many people.”
She likes being near Anderson University – the place she met Ed. Both traveled to Anderson from Kentucky for college and met one another in the Hoosier state. After graduating, marrying and working a few years, they moved to Michigan for the bulk of their lives. When it was time to retire, however, Anderson called to them again.
“It just felt like home,” she said simply. “We were here seven years before we left, but we still had a lot of friends here – even my old college roommate lives here and we love to do things together.”
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