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I8-TIMES-NEWS (Mt. Pulai, Ill.) THURSDAY, JULY 29, 1971 Handsome Homes . By Rebecca Drake At 309 East Chestnut Street, stands a super hand- some home in a stunning, modernistic 2-story style. As you approach the front porch, carpeted in indoor- outdoor carpet, and the massive carved Mediterran- ea door, appropriately ap- pointed in cathedral latches and a stained glass pane, you notice the lushly land- scaped corner lot. The well- planned plantings and lava rocks and lamp post wel- come you to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Pharis and their daughters, Ly- nette, 12, Tracy, l l, and Natalie Noelle, 19 months. Inky, the dog, and Spooky, the Siamese cat, complete the family circle. Building of the 10-room house was completed in July 1969-60 days after the first shovel full of dirt. The exterior is antique brick with weathered cedar no-care panels. The house was done by Custom Build- ers and Interiors, Mr. Pu/a- ski, and features such lux- uries as AM-FM Intercom throughout and dimmer lis,tn strategic areas. s you enter the foyer, you can choose to enter the formal living room, the casual family room, or go upstairs. The foyer is tiled in brown solid-core vinyl. ...... The walls are the same shade of white, which is used throughout the house. The dramatic lighting is an imported French crystal and antique brass chanda- lier. The handy coat closet is available to guests. The only furnishings are the umbrella stand, filled with whimscal paper flow- ers, and an oval antique mirror, that was Joann's mother's, Hazel Potter, as a wedding gift in 1912. In the family room, we talked', seated in the pair of black leather sofas be- e .the large, unique fire- ce. The fireplace, which ts an outstanding feature in the house, is made of imported lava rock. The walls, painted a striking olive g.n, play up the blue-green shag carpeting, The drapes, hung on batter- ed wrought iron decorator rods, are blue-green boucle, covering the patio windows. Off the family room, the runny, spacious patio area lures you outside. The redwood deck, off the ki- tchen, steps down to the paved patio, which steps down to the aggregated rock patio with built-in planters. The Pharis' enter- rain frequently on the patio and enjoy their breakfast coffee there in the privacy \\; afforded by the redwood .\\;fence, enclosing it: " Gerald's office is paneled in distressed pecan, featur- ing a rood madras carpet in blue, aqua, and brown. aThitroom ould easily be h bedroom or den, with the convenience of a walk-in bath. Joann point- ed out the two original oils done by Chestnut art- ist, Gladys Obery. The bathroom is cai'peted with blue-green and is papered in a metallic vinyl blue- 00=mftlll?tg00:lll[00- s green paper. The accessor- ies complete with shower, are New Orleans blue. The formal living room- dining room is carpeted in moss green shag by Lee's, which Joann claims to be indestructible. The Mediter- ranean furnishings are striking against the white walls and antique satin drapes. The gold, crushed velvet sofa and two crushed velvet chairs are attractive- ly arranged under group- ings of oil prints. An accent chair of the French Empire period was a junk find, which Joann had re-uphol- stered in a muted silk print. The L-shape of the room allows for expansion of the dining set. Above the large, pecan dining table hangs another imported crystal chandalier. Into the kitchen and breakfast nook, one is a- mazed how attractively stripes, floral, and abstrac- tion can work together. But, one must use caution and taste to carry it off well. But, Joann success- fully used the continuing blues and greens to striking effects, boldly applying a blue and green floral paper on the ceiling and an un- even blue and green stripe on the walls. The abstrac- tion is in the mod madras carpeting. The U-shaped kitchen area has dark Eng- lish Oak cabinets with black appliances and a "special order .... Blueberry" double kitchen sink. The windows are hung in perky green cafes. Upstairs, the large mast- er bedroom, accenting a pumpkin orange color scheme, features a king size bed, covered in a pump-, kin and gold stripe satin spread. The gold head- board is another "special order". The two windows, flanking the bed, are lavish- ly draped in pumpkin vel- vet, hung on wrought iron decorator rods, with a pair of crystal chandaliers in front of each. The shag carpet picks up the pump- kin and gold in shag. The house features a total of 52 feet of closet space, two of which are the his and hers in their room. The furnishings are again Medi- terranean with accent pieces in the antique green crush- ed velvet loveseat and anti- que trunk. The master bath, direct- !y off the bedroom, is dra- ! maticaily papered in pump- kin and gold paisley. The single oval sink is "Tiger Lily" set in English Oak vanity, below the oval brass framed mirror and brass globe lamps. The bath ac- cessories are "Moroccan Beige." The two older daughters personally supervised the decoration of their rooms. Tracy picked a rood theme with the wet-look vinyl paper on one wall in sty- lized spring flowers in blue, lavender, pink, and green. Her carpeting is a soft two- tone blue. Her twin beds are spread in the lavender, ruffled ninon, above which hangs a pink beaded lamp. Whimsical accessories are "Snoopy" pin-ups. Lynette's room is a froth of pink and green, reflecting her femininity. Her papering is pink and green "poppies" and she Chose pink carnation shag carpeting. The bedspread picks up the green in satin. An accent lamp is covered in frilly eyelet with pink bows. Natalie's nursery, furnish- ed in baby furniture, is versatile in size and shape. Presently papered on one wall with pastel animals, it could easily be convert- ed into a boy's room, a teen's room, or a guest room. The sculptured car- pet would suit any motif chosen. Natalie has a hang- ing lamp which is a little girls face, complete with a silly hat. Each daughter has a framed poem, express- ly written for their names. The girls share a large, yellow daisy papered bath with a 6 foot French pro- vincial vanity. The basin and other accessories are "Harvest Gold". The 6 foot mirror with make-up lights utilizes sliding #ass doors to hold all the girl's pret- ties. This bath features a handy linen closet. Concluding our "tour", I asked Joann where she gets her unique ideas. She buys every decorating mag- azine she can find and dreams up the rest! Having completely-decorated their house, they are now anxious to sell it and build another "dream house". Asked what she would do dif- ferently, Joann said she would consider a one-story ranch-style now for the baby's safety and would want an outside entrance to their basement, since she conducts ceramics classes in their home. Fin- ally, her advice to you thinking of building, is "always allow for that ex- tra dollar." This concludes another Handsome Home. Thank you Gerald and Joann Pharis. Gives you the seven year rich. Take stock m A sw t.m t,m a 4 F,  i | OHANNEL OATFISH Now Served On WH)NESDAY And FmDA Y Live Musk: Featuring Tiny And Dick On Organ And Dmms S[VING STARTS AT 5.'00 P: M. WINTER'S OAFE PH. 67ts4511 it's Fair Time! WBUG, ILL. ILLINOIS STATE FAIR Color, excitement, and entinment 9elore -- it's the Illinois State Fair, with more for you in 1971 than eve before: Red Skelton Htwere The Gram Who Facto Imhinerv USAC Auto R An All.New Midway Fret Circus Demolition  " Tractor Pull Free Stege interteint I.R.A. Champiomhip Rodeo Championship Livestock Gospai Spectacular Grand Ola OWy lt Emrm Art Exhibits Kiddieland There are hundreds of other attractions, to join inl At..g3. q,_-22 MINGLD, IM Ii I World's Rimt Harnms   exhib., of P, od,00t, LX.00'_00ff \\; oww I. a,cm sm.m. \\; W00'Rq watem a sow .or, st., aqiiigt Floral .Exhibits / _ ANNUAL BUDGET AND APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE An ordinance termed the combined annual budget propriation ordinance in and by which the governing does appropriate such sum or sums of money as deemed necessary to defray all necessary expenses bilities 9f the "Mt. Pulaski Rural Fire Protection Logan and Micon Counties, illinois, for the fiscal ning June 15, 1971, and ending June 14, 1972, and hag the objects and purposes for which such are made and the amount appropriated for each purpose. BE IT ORDAINED by the President and Boald Trustees of the Mt. Pulaski Rural Fire Protection Logan and Macon Counties, Illinois: Section 1. That the 0seal year of the DistriCt be same hereby is fixed and declared to be from June 15, to June 14, 1972. Section 2. A. Cash balance on hand at the beginning of the fiscal year on June 15,1971 $ B. Estimated cash expected to be re- ceived from all sources during the fiscal year of June 15, 1971- to June 14, 1972 $ C. Estimate of the expenditures con- templated for the fiscal year of June 15, 1971 to June 14, 1972 $ D. Estimated cash expected to be on hand at end of the fiscal year on June 14, 1972 $ 6,22 i' Section 3. That the following sum or sums much thereof as may be authorized by law, be are hereby appropriated for the object and specified to defray all necessary expenses and the Mt. Pu/aski Rural Fire Protection District, Loi#. Macon Counties, Illinois, for the fiscal year beginning J 15, 1971 and ending June 14, 1972: 1. FIRE EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES FUND (a) For purchase of four fire trucks $ 11,825 (b) For purchase of equip- ment for fire trucks 1,105 (c) For repairs to equipnwnt 300 (d) For gas and oil for fire trucks 300 2. BUILDING FUND (a) For consturction of 2 fire. houses (b) For repairs to firehouses (c) For utilities: (1) Heat S 500 (2) Electricity 250 (3) Water 50 (4) Telephone 1000 $ 5,175 500 1,800 3. SALARY FUND (a) For compensation for firemen 150 (b) For salary of Fire Chief 150 (c) For salaries of Trustees 600 (d) For compensation of attorney 75 (e) For accounting services 120 4. ADMINISTRATION EXPENSE FUND (a) Insurance: (1) Compensation $200 (2) Public liability 250 (3) F/rehouses 200 (4) Fire trucks 250 90O (b) Publication expense 100 (c) Printing, postage and office supplies 100 5. CONTINGENT FUND For miscellaneous and contingent general expenses, unforeseen and not induded in any of above items TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS $ Section 4. That the unexpended balance of or items of any appropriation made by guaranteed in making up any deficiency in any Rents under the tame general appropriation and for general purpose or in a like appropriation made ordinance. Section 5. That hould any clause, sentence, a part of this ordinance be declared by a jurisdiction to be invalid, such decision shall the validity of the ordinance as a whole or any part other than the part so declared to be invalid. Section 6. This ordinance shall be in full force from and after the date of its passage, approval publication a, provided by law. PASSED BY THE BOARDOF TRUSTEES PROVED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE Mr. RURAL FIRE PROIXCTION DISTRICT, t and f'ded with the Secretary of the Board of mid fire protection district this 16th day of July, ANDREW Preddent of the Board At"rEST: JOHN B. ALIACH Dmrt Secretary. 1,100