By Ron VandenBoom
It's described as a ranch style home with a European flair by Teri Jacobson who along with her husband Bob are the proud owners of one of Havre's newest homes located at 2539 Old Post Road.
Only a year old and not quite completed, the home has been completely decorated by the artistic hand of Teri.
"It's a thrill to design your own home," Jacobson said, adding that this was something she had always wanted to do.
All the knickknacks, furniture, and color schemes were selected by Jacobson who let her artistic side express itself in unique patterns of color and hand painted artwork that she applied directly to the walls and around doorways.
The six bedroom home with a full basement also contains an office and 3.5 bathrooms. The living room, kitchen, and dining area are open and give the visitor a feeling of space without losing the warm ambiance traditionally associated with a home's primary living space.
The most noticeable feature visitors are likely to notice when they first enter the home Sunday will be the latest in designer kitchens.
Solid maple cupboards painted white give the room a bright, clean, appearance. Plenty of maneuvering room between the ceramic counter tops and the dining island gives the kitchen a feeling of spaciousness.
Accentuating the island is a striking cobalt blue top that Jacobson calls, "a real eye catcher." It contrasts perfectly with its white surroundings.
A solid oak floor is also featured in the kitchen.
The living room couch, love seat and ottoman are done in brown mocha and serve as the perfect backdrop for what Jacobson believes is the most noticeable feature in the room a 4 X 2.5 foot mirror that Jacobson said looks like a castle.
A downstairs family room is also something visitors will see Sunday.
Colorful, comfortable looking furniture adorns the basement family room making this a comfortable place to relax or watch TV. For family members with a sporting nature, the pool table sits just off the family room as a constant reminder that in this area of the house the emphasis is on family and fun.
Solid oak and pine bathrooms with a mixture of flooring types also emphasize the old world flavor of the Jacobson home.
An old fashioned tub is the center feature in the master bath that is perfectly accentuated in a room of blue and white. Located in a room just off of the shower area and connected by French door to the master bath.
A sense of Europe, a sense of the antique, and a sense of the personal, are all a part of the Jacobson home.
It was a hands-on labor of love the that is bound to please both the eye and the desire for comfort.