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Hartselle Enquirer

Making it home: Hartselle becomes home for West Coast transplant

 

Photos by Rachel Howard

 

Photos by Rachel Howard

 Patricia Kaup has been at home on Village Way in Hartselle for nearly nine years. She and her husband Marvin lived in the home until his passing in 2018. The couple moved here from Chewelah, Washington.  

The Kaups were married for more than 60 years. The couple married June 2, 1956, – Marvin’s parents’ 25th wedding anniversary.  

The Kaups moved to Alabama to be closer to their son Doug and to avoid the ice and snow of the Pacific Northwest. Before Washington, Patricia and Marvin hailed from California, 27 miles from Los Angeles.  

Photos by Rachel Howard

The three-bedroom, three-bathroom home on Village Way features 2,900 square feet and four porches. Patricia said the screened-in porch off the den is where she enjoys spending time and watching wildlife in the backyard. She enjoys feeding and watching her hummingbirds – and spotting the occasional fox that will visit the yard.  

A second favorite area of the home is her kitchen, where she enjoys cooking for friends and family.  

Photos by Rachel Howard

The living room is welcoming and is accented with recessed lighting around the crown molding and neutral paint colors. Patricia has included sentimental pieces of furniture throughout her home, including a cabinet that was built by her grandson.  

Photos by Rachel Howard

The real showstopper is the perfectly-landscaped backyard, which features natural rock formations, an arbor covered in ivy and a red-tin roofed gazebo nestled in one corner. Patricia said she loves taking a good book to the gazebo and swinging while she enjoys an afternoon in the outdoors. In the evening, lights brighten the yard and the grand formations, changing the entire scene.  

Photos by Rachel Howard

Three weddings have taken place on the property, one of which moved to Village Way after the couple’s original venue was closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Patricia said hosting weddings at her home has lifted her spirits greatly. Her granddaughter Shannon planned a wedding for the backyard in three weeks – a small affair but one to remember.  

Photos by Rachel Howard

Many a prom photo has also been taken at the home. The beautiful scenery makes for a one-of-a-kind photo for various occasions, and Patricia said she loves sharing that with others.  

Photos by Rachel Howard

Patricia and Marvin have five children. The large family now includes 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren who live in Utah, California and Texas. 

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