Goetz family puts personal stamp on their home
by Jennifer Cohron
Nov 03, 2013 | 2063 views | 0 0 comments | 149 149 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The home of Chris and Kayla Goetz located in the Eagle’s Nest subdivision is the first of four beautiful homes that will be part of this year’s Pilot Club of Jasper’s annual Tour of Homes.
The home of Chris and Kayla Goetz located in the Eagle’s Nest subdivision is the first of four beautiful homes that will be part of this year’s Pilot Club of Jasper’s annual Tour of Homes.
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There is nothing cookie-cutter about the home of Chris and Kayla Goetz.

Almost every inch of its 1,900 square feet has been personalized in some way since the family moved in six years ago.

One of their first moves was to change the color of the garage doors and shutters to tan in order to distinguish it from the other residences in the Eagle’s Nest subdivision.

The green shutters that adorn the garage came from a house once owned by Kayla’s parents, Brenda and David Edgil.

The garage has also been stamped with one of Kayla’s trademarks.

“I like all things Southern, so you might see a couple monogrammed G’s around,” she said jokingly.

In fact, G’s are everywhere — the mailbox, the front door, the Christmas tree, a decorative plate displayed just outside the kitchen.

Another prominent feature of the home is a series of portraits of the couple’s two sons, Rohan, 6, and Walt, 4.

An open floor plan allows visitors to watch the boys grow up before their eyes without stepping out of the foyer.

Their most adorable pose, a brotherly hug while both are wearing capes, is a centerpiece of their playroom. A painted sign above the oversized picture reads, “Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero.”

From the Christmas tree decorated with dinosaurs and toy cars to the chalkboard wall and the red wagon holding books in the corner, there is no mistaking that this is a boys domain. There is even a sign that says, “No Girls Allowed.”

Mom’s retreat is the sunroom.

“At first I didn’t like it, but now it is probably my favorite room in the house. Usually, it’s the only room that doesn’t have a TV. The kids usually just run through daily, and I’m the one who sits in there and enjoys it,” Kayla Goetz said.

The sunroom’s red velvet couch once belonged to Kayla’s grandparents, Joe and Jane Burkett. It has been in her family since 1946.

“We spent many Christmases on and around this couch singing Christmas carols or taking a great after dinner nap. It is very special to me, and I am honored to have it in our home,” Goetz said.

Heirlooms from Chris Goetz’ side of the family include a trunk that is currently being used as an end table and a rocker on the back porch in which he was soothed to sleep as a baby.

The Goetz home will be featured on The Pilot Club of Jasper’s Tour of Homes.

The annual fundraiser is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 8, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Tickets are available from any Pilot member and are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.

Proceeds from the event will go to Equines Assisting Special Individuals (EASI), a local therapeutic horseback riding program.