My parents are in the midst of drawing up plans for their new home in which they’ll retire. Saying goodbye to our family home isn’t easy, but the trade for property on Ottertail Lake and the chance to design a custom home gets them excited.
Meanwhile, I’m doing what any good daughter would do: keeping my eyes open for innovative designs features to implement.
It turns out, the Olson home in Argusville, ND, had many.
As I walked up to the cedar home, the big, red door greeted me. Upon entering, the peaked ceilings with exposed beams created an open, inviting feel.
It turns out, my favorite features were Lindsay Olson’s, too. The kitchen was equipped with double islands – one for guests to sit and the other for Lindsay to cook at, facing her guests “like the ladies on TV,” she said. It was genius.
My other favorite part was the laundry room. Who knew a rear foyer/laundry space could be so fun? In the middle of the room was an island that hid the washer, dryer, and pull-out hamper drawers. Not only did it help organize the room, it was useful for folding clothes.
To learn more and see pictures of this home, read the story here (published in The Forum on October 16).