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David Kaelin and his family were living in Norton Commons when they began thinking about finding a new place to call home.

“We were spending a lot of time on (the other side) of town,” he explained. “We were doing a lot of back and forth.”

He and his wife, Alena, decided to look for a piece of property to build a brand-new house for them and their six children.

“We wanted something inside the Gene Snyder and really couldn’t find anything,” David said. “We wound up, just happenstance, driving through here and saw a sign for sale. This was the sixth section of Pine Valley Estates, and the developers were selling it.”

Strategic spaces

David and Alena had built a house together before, so they were ready to tackle this new project, their forever home.

“This house was designed by