—submitted by Jaynee Christian
Home SWEET Home was the theme for Dan and Pat Seitsinger’s spacious and lovely home on Sunrise Avenue. It is "tastefully" decorated with a mixture of new and old and definitely lives up to their theme! Their home was built in 2009 by Conversion Contractors.
Each level hosts a large family room with a gas fireplace surrounded by beautiful built in cabinetry. On the upper level, a large kitchen area overlooks the living room. The lower level is home to a beautiful oak bar area, great for hosting many guests. The home includes a master bedroom and bath with a walk in shower, as well as, four guest bedrooms. One of the guest bedrooms is furnished with a bedroom set belonging to Dan’s mom as a young girl. The twin poster beds have been replaced with a 1906 brass bed. The dining room was furnished with a dining room set belonging to Dan’s grandmother. The table was beautifully set with her pink Mary Kay dishes. A portrait of Pat’s great grandmother and her sister can be found on each side of the dining room hutch. The smaller hutch holds many treasures including a china doll belonging to Pat’s mom. Pat’s son Charlie helped her with decorating. His photos and handmade ornaments are a special part of their décor.
Throughout the home is a mixture of photos and memorabilia belonging to both Dan and Pat’s families. Pat’s grandfather, Don Peden, was a successful head football coach, baseball coach and athletic director for the Ohio University Bobcats. On display was a photo of the 1932 Bobcat’s football team in front of the White House. The 1929 Bobcat’s football stadium was named in his honor and remains today. Her grandfather was also a member of the 5th Airborne Brigade. Following the war, he was asked to go to Italy and coach football to help occupy the time of the remaining troops.
Dan also belongs to a family with stories to tell. Dan’s ancestors were the Singmaster family from Keota. They were well known for their importation and sale of high-class draft horses…..until the tractor came along! A collage of pictures showing several of their horses, family members, and the ancestral home hang on the wall next to a grandfather clock belonging to his grandfather. Glass doors from a china cabinet belonging to Dan’s grandmother hang in the stairway leading to the lower level.
Dan is a Harley Davidson enthusiast and an avid supporter of Pheasants Forever. Many prints and other collectibles are displayed throughout the lower level. Dan and Pat also support the ISU Cyclones and several Cyclone prints are on display.
It was certainly a "treat" to host this home on the 2013 Tour of Homes.
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