Tour Of Homes: Keaton and Jaclyn Greiner with Feathered Farmhouse

High school sweethearts Keaton and Jaclyn Greiner, along with two daughters Campbell and Jorja, are gearing up for the Christmas holiday with the help of Mallary Snakenberg from the Feathered Farmhouse.

The Greiners live at 32049 210th Street in Keota. According to Jaclyn, the family moved from town into the big farmhouse in June of 2016, and couldn’t be happier to be on the farm.

“The girls and I get to be closer to the work Keaton does, and little things like picking apples daily from the apple trees and sitting on our new patio watching our dog run are a couple of our favorite things about living in the country,” Jaclyn said.

The house is a typical big, white, two-story farmhouse with an amazing third story attic that they hope to fix up someday for the girls. The house was built in 1918, and will be 100 years old this next year.  Keaton’s grandparents lived in the house previously for 57 years. Keaton’s grandpa Paul Greiner was born in the house and then moved into the house with his wife Nadine in 1959, a time when everything was still original. They raised their four sons here and did a lot of work to the house.

Jaclyn added, “They put an addition on in the 1970s, which is the room that we remodeled this summer. They also converted the back porch to make the kitchen bigger. There are beautiful built-ins throughout. There are also original hardwood floors all throughout that are currently hidden by carpet. Something interesting is that the builders made a mistake when they built the home. In those days, most homes had a staircase that went halfway up, had a landing, and then came straight back and made a nice long, straight hallway. In our home, the staircase goes halfway up, then to the left, creating a big slant in the hallway. This makes the house unique and it created a great space for some pretty built-ins.” For more on this and the other homes that will be featured, please check out the Keota Eagle.