Keith and Kim Chaffin have lived in their home for 29 years. It is where they’ve raised three children and completed three major renovations and five small ones. Two main aspects drew them to the home and encourage them to stay: the neighborhood and the spacious, yet manageable backyard with plenty of space for dogs to roam. Their second-born son and his wife even chose to hold their wedding reception there.
“Our world, raising our kids, was based around that backyard,” Keith says. “It was just a great yard for them to grow up in.”
The home’s layout features a stretched hallway with doors that lead into four bedrooms. Over the span of nearly three decades, countless frisbees and soccer balls have sped through it and been received by one of two poodles or three kids, now grown. “The hall had a big life and was a big part of our lives,” Kim says. “Lots of raucous behavior happened in that long hallway.”