Concordia presents annual Parade of Homes
Five Seward homes welcomed guests as part of the 17th annual Scholarship Parade of Homes on Sunday, Dec. 4. The parade, sponsored by Concordia, raised scholarship dollars for Seward County high school seniors attending Concordia or Southeast Community College in Milford.
Guests were invited to tour the homes of Jarrell and Jodie Green, Larry and Donna Heyen, John and Jana Hughes, Mike and Rhonda Meyer, and Kevin and Terri Siebert.
Built in 1993, the Green’s log cabin-style home rests on 22 acres of Nebraska prairie. The great room features a cathedral ceiling and stone fireplace, as well as pine cabinets and trim, recreating the antique feeling of a mountain lodge.
The Heyen home sits on land homesteaded by Donna’s great-great grandparents. Guests are greeted with large windows overlooking the pasture and fields. The living and dining area hosts large family gatherings, and the hearth room provides space for relaxation. The house features antique furniture and a ceramic nativity set made by Larry’s mother in the 1960s.
After two years of design work with architect Brad Brooks, John and Jana Hughes’ home was completed in 2006. The residence sits atop a hillside with views to the west and south. The house was designed to blur the boundary between outside and inside, achieved by glass window walls and the cladding of stone, redwood and tile both inside and out. The open floor plan was designed for entertaining. Many of the structural elements were manufactured by Hughes Brothers where John works.
Mike and Rhonda Meyer’s log home, completed in 2005, rests on five wooded acres overlooking a pond. The house invites guests with a broad front porch and a double second-floor dormer, while the rear has the dramatic roofline of a Colorado mountain home. The interior features walls and ceilings of eastern white pine and a great room with a 22 ft. vaulted ceiling and large windows. The country-themed décor includes wood and metal features.
Kevin and Terri Siebert built their cedar home in the Garland hills with a view of the state capitol. The home and landscaping were designed with the rocky meadows and cedar canyons in mind, including many post and beam features and rock fireplaces. The home is decorated in a blend of rustic modern furniture and antiques.