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November 23, 2013

Klines build their ideal home on family farm

Property boasts open concept, many amenities

ANDERSON — Watching their son build a home on the family farm, Tim and Nina Kline developed an itch to start from scratch themselves. Living in the house they built on the property in 1974, the couple had some new ideas of what would create the ideal house.

“We kept watching Clint’s house go up and got the bug,” said Nina, retired middle school teacher.

“I love the farm,” said Tim, a retired GM product engineer. “My family moved to this land when I was a freshman in high school. Clint came back to build because he wanted his children to live on a farm near their grandparents just like he did.”

Building with Bob Riddle in 2006, the Klines now possess the popular open concept floor plan and amenities of today’s modern homes.

“We like the open concept layout and all the windows,” said Nina. “And the doors are wider than the standard size so they are wheelchair accessible. We wanted a one-level home, so the second floor only has a bonus room.”

“We worked hand-in-hand with Bob Riddle,” said Tim. “We found the footprint online and we tweaked it. Everything really came out nice.”

One of the tweaks — enclosing a porch to create a sun room — has become a favorite spot for enjoying the day. Not happy to simply add walls and windows, Tim added his own special touch to the ceiling. Asking for a cathedral pitch covered with boxcar siding, he has a sun room like none other.

After construction was completed, Nina was ready to step in and decorate the cheery room.

“I wanted the sun room to be summery with flowers,” she said. “I chose red geraniums and a friend painted a table and another painted wooden plates to hang on the walls.”

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