Bolens to open home for Tri Kappa Housewalk


A custom designed corner hutch and dining table have a prominent role in the kitchen of the home of Bob and Abbey Bolen, one of five sites included in the Tri Kappa Housewalk on Oct. 14. Photo provided.

Bob and Abbey Bolen will open their rural Huntington home to visitors on Sunday, Oct. 14, during the Tri Kappa Housewalk.

Sitting on five and a half acres, the 4,800-square-foot home offers the Bolens and their three sons - Kyler, Brody and Bentley - room to roam.

Rich colors, arched doorways and a wrought iron and cherry wood staircase highlight the home.

The kitchen features a custom corner cupboard and matching dining table designed by Amy Lochner, of Crafts by Amy, in North Manchester.

The two younger boys have their own toy room off the kitchen, and a wrap-around fireplace adds warmth to the kitchen and living room.

The master bedroom, located off the living room, features a tray ceiling, a large bathroom and his-and-her closets as well as a view of the woods behind the home.

One of the boys' bedrooms is located off the kitchen.
A pool room and family room are reached by descending a wrought iron staircase.

The lower level also features the home's third bedroom, occupied by the oldest brother, and an office for Bob Bolen, who works as manager of a Fort Wayne car dealership.

The home's fourth bedroom, home to the middle brother, is located on the top floor and is decorated in a jungle monkey motif.

Abbey Bolen, who works as a hair designer, has incorporated antiques and family items into the home's decor. A butter churn, chest and mirror are heirloom family items and generations of family members are represented in photographs.

Outside, a large pole building houses the family's ATVs. A trail leads to the woods, and a patio offers the family a place to enjoy the outdoors.

The Bolen home is located at 2834N-300E, Huntington. It is one of five sites included on the Tri Kappa Housewalk.

Other stops on the housewalk are the home of Donna Hedrick, 3755 W. Division Rd., Huntington; the home of Shawn and Michelle Haupert, 5659N-900W, Andrews; the home of Mike and Stacy Haggerty, 8663S-200E, Warren; and the Roanoke Coil Factory, 314 N. Main St., Roanoke.

All five locations will be open from noon to 6 p.m. on Oct. 14.

Advance tickets are available at a discounted price at Dorothy's Hallmark, in Huntington, or by calling 358-6190 or 356-8804. Full-price tickets may be purchased the day of the housewalk at any of the five locations.