Custom-Made Paradise in the Woods

October 24, 2018 · Posted In: At Home, OmahaHome

Tracy Zaiss never gets tired answering the inevitable question from first-time visitors to the family’s hilltop home. “They always ask me, ‘Are you sure we’re still in Omaha?’ And I always say, ‘Oh yes, this […]

The Basement That Dreams Are Made Of

Posted In: At Home, OmahaHome

After 19 years in the home where she and her husband raised three children, “It was time to do some updating,” Stacy Stenger says.  The house that had once been featured on Street of Dreams […]

The Devil is in the Detail

October 13, 2018 · Posted In: At Home, OmahaHome

When Jenny Gradowski drives up to her home each evening, she says the scene still gives her pause. “This is my home,” she says with awe.  Gradowski and Joe Pittack live in a spacious white […]

A Seasonal Step Up

October 3, 2018 · Posted In: At Home, Central Omaha, OmahaHome

This fall, there will be plenty of time to cruise the streets and check out reddening leaves and autumnal lawn displays. But you might just want to stop, roll down your windows, and take a […]

The Perfect Lakeside Patio

August 22, 2018 · Posted In: At Home, OmahaHome

By the time foundations were laid for the first few houses at the Big Sandy Lake development in 2005, all 85 lakeside lots had been sold. Dean Dougherty was one of the eager buyers. His […]

Wolves at the Door

August 20, 2018 · Posted In: At Home, OmahaHome

How can someone armed with an unwieldy and imprecise piece of modern technology, such as a 20-inch electric chainsaw, create woodcarvings so meticulous in detail they look real? It takes a person with the eye […]

A Model for 
Remodeling

July 25, 2018 · Posted In: At Home, OmahaHome

Talk about adapting. Since last August, the Minderman home (located west of 204th Street where Elkhorn meets horse country) has been in the throes of an overhaul. The scope of the project—from top to bottom, […]

Cooped Up in the City

June 13, 2018 · Posted In: At Home, OmahaHome

Raising chickens in the city has become more common in recent years due to the popularity of urban farming.  Brett Kreifels, educator for the Nebraska Extension in Cass County (formerly of the Douglas-Sarpy County Extension), […]

Off The Level

May 27, 2018 · Posted In: At Home, Home, OmahaHome

A seemingly endless series of prospective buyers had shopped the tract of land nestled near the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in the Country Club Oaks neighborhood abutting the Omaha Country Club. Most dismissed it […]

A Window To The World

April 27, 2018 · Posted In: At Home, OmahaHome

This cozy residence in Omaha’s historic Dundee neighborhood might seem an unlikely place to find one of the world’s leading experts on Afghan geopolitics. Yet it is here that Tom Gouttierre (and wife Marylu) have […]