Located in the Eagle Park subdivision estates, a historic area of Columbia more commonly known as the Shepard neighborhood, the Grace family house is a mid-century home, with the neighborhood’s beautiful lake in their backyard.
Christine and Brian Grace moved into this sprawling ranch style home with their three daughters in 2015. This has been the perfect home to watch the girls grow from toddlers into teenagers! The family has created so many fond memories here—from the girls exploring the beauty of their backyard sanctuary with their parents to their watching the construction workers during the home’s remodel and asking for tools that Christmas so they could help. The family spent a year renovating the main level and renovated the lower level a few years later. Wanting to stay true to the home's 1960's style and era, they retained many of the original features that provide the charm and character that older homes often possess. Stone and brick fireplaces, for example, remain the centerpieces of the home. The Graces enjoy decorating and house projects, and this house has always allowed them to have fun doing these things, especially during the holidays.
The previous homeowners had always loved to entertain, and the Grace family continues to carry on that tradition. They host a Christmas party each year and have created spaces for family members to stay when they visit. Christine and Brian also wanted their girls to have a space where they could spend time with friends, so the home also features their own kid-friendly room in the lower level. Each space in the home was designed to bring family and friends together, while bringing out the charm of the older features that make their home unique. Christmastime offers the perfect opportunity for decorating and entertaining.