Designed to feed a social fire, 117 Keeling W is built like a tank. Surrounded by holiday hill stone and hard-coat stucco, a 2020 renovation revealed a structure of steel that bolsters a home that's as strong in its integrity as it is in its story.
Everything inside this home is new. From windows and flooring to wiring and lighting, care has been taken to bring this home into the 21st century while respecting the art created by Jaroslav Kabatnik and the warm and creative energy infused by Edgar and Betty Gale Sikes and their three children Tom, Gale and Nathan.
by gale sikes
year built 1958
bathrooms 3 1/2
SUBDIVISION HAMILTON LAKES
lot size .44 acres
EXTERIOR WOOD, HARD COAT STUCCO, STONE
FIREPLACE 2 (1 gas, 1 wood)
HVAC HYDRONIC, MINI SPLIT
hot water heater electric
Gail Sikes, one of the three Sikes children who grew up in this house, graciously shares her memories of growing up in 117 Keeling W. Her mom Betty Gale "always wanted a modern house" and dad had overhead lights placed "in such a way that they would be directly above 3-4 card tables," as both Dr. Sikes and his wife were avid Bridge players hosting numerous Bridge Club events. Architect Kabatnik, who designed the home for socializing, would be very proud.
Click here to read more of Gale's memories...
In 1958, a home like 117 Keeling W was considered progressive and cutting edge. The 2020 Renovation pushed that notion a notch further. From lighting to heating, a number of the home's features utilize its wifi signal to connect its inhabitants to a high tech way of living. The home even comes with its own virtual butler named Bixby.
Click here to learn more about the home's smart features.
In March 2020, a team responsible for some of the Triad's most beautiful kitchens met with Keller Williams realtor Jeff Varner and the experts at Preservation Greensboro for guidance in bringing this beautiful work of art into the 21st century.
Click here to learn more about the renovation. (coming soon)