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Posted April 01, 2020in At Home With

The Baers

Bridget and Dennis Baer moved to Bondurant 25 years ago. They knew they wanted to live in a small, tight-knit community like their hometown of Schleswig. They had no idea how the Bondurant community would support their family in the years ahead. The couple has two sons, Carson, 23, and

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Posted March 04, 2020in At Home With

Derek and Lucy White

Urbandale couple creates a Christian board game to bring people and families together. If you walk into a local retailer looking for a Christian board game, you may be hard-pressed to find one, aside from the typical Bible trivia — but not anymore. Urbandale residents Derek and Lucy White, along

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Posted February 05, 2020in At Home With

Mike and Sasha Kamper

Beaverdale is their forever home. While attending Drake University, Sasha Kamper would often drive through the Beaverdale neighborhood and enjoy looking at the cottage-style architecture. She appreciated the character of the older homes and the stability of the neighborhood. “We bought our first home in Beaverdale in 1992 and never

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Posted January 01, 2020in At Home With

Andrew Schutt and Lyndi Buckingham-Schutt

Great house, plentiful perks hit “just the perfect sweet spot.” Andrew Schutt and his wife, Lyndi Buckingham-Schutt, gave Windsor Heights a kind of test drive before becoming residents. They got a taste of Windsor Heights living when visiting friends who lived there, making runs to Hy-Vee and visiting the dog

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Posted December 04, 2019in At Home With

Brian and Beth Palmer

This “house divided” is still united. On a crisp, fall Saturday morning, the Palmers are getting dressed for the day. Beth and son Owen, 14, are getting on their Hawkeye team’s black and gold. Brian Palmer, Beth’s husband of 15 years, stands alone in his Cyclone’s cardinal and gold. Here

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Posted November 06, 2019in At Home With

Roger Berry

He keeps an eye on the night sky. Roger Berry’s home is nestled on a small acreage northwest of Indianola with a tranquil pond in the front and cornfields behind. He and his wife enjoy the peace and quiet of the country life, but it is what he sees looking

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Posted October 02, 2019in At Home With

Joyce Button

With a laugh and a twinkle in her eye, family, friends, horses and flowers fill Button’s life with joy. The Buttons, Sterlings and Dyes have lived in the Dallas County area for six generations. Joyce Button still owns part of her parents’ farm off the Woodward Road. She and her

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Posted September 04, 2019in At Home With

The Fife family

Making a house into a home. A blank slate. That’s what Darren and Dena Fife saw in the Windsor Heights home on Sunset Terrace. The house needed renovating, and its huge backyard needed a vision. “That’s what we both enjoy — taking a space and making it your own,” says

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Posted July 31, 2019in At Home With

Jam destination

Drummer Ben Barndollar transformed his unfinished basement into a rehearsal area for his band. Inside Ben Barndollar’s basement, underneath his cozy two-story home, he has made a place for his indie rock band — the Foxholes — to get together each Tuesday and channel their creative energy. Since 2014, the

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Posted July 03, 2019in At Home With

Lee Schweer

New England vibe inside an Iowa custom-built home While in Massachusetts visiting his daughter, Lee Schweer’s breath was taken away by New England’s colonial-style homes. Upon returning to Des Moines, he went to work with the fury of a Nor’easter. Duplicating that kind of spacious, cozy and high-quality ambiance hasn’t

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