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Home of Distinction tour gives back to local cause


Take a tour of this modern day mansion and you'll find it has just about every option.

"The boy has a secret room, with a swinging bookshelf, kind of a cool feature, and the girl has a loft with a special, custom made ladder to climb up into the loft area," said Royalty Custom Homes VP of Production, Amanda McLellan.

The four bedroom home in Wausau has a lot of space and every room has something to about, including a movie theater.

"The work that Royalty Homes did on the design is amazing, something you have to see," said Dan's Service Plus Owner, Dan Brandenburg.

That's why organizers of the Home of Distinction tour said this was the perfect time to help give back.

"This was such a great to partner with a local charity and kind of just say come see what we do, but let's support somebody else at the same time," said McLellan.

The tour benefits "A Walk in Their Shoes", an effort by local teachers and schools to bring compelling stories and authors from around the world to our area.

"Every person that comes, the money that they would pay to visit the home goes to A Walk in Their Shoes, which will then, not only help with this year's project, but then projects in the future," said A Walk in Their Shoes Organizer, Colin Hanson.

While people learn about the latest design trends in this home, they'll also learn about Malawi-native William Kamkwamba and his journey to bring energy to his village.

"Looking at pictures, he came up with scrap metal, bike parts, whatever he could take, to make his own windmill which generated electricity and also powered a water pump in his area," said Hanson.

You can visit the home. Just head over to 2104 Talon Lane in Wausau. Tours run Thursdays through Saturdays between February 21 and March 3 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Sundays between 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

You can find more information on the home here: http://homeofdistinction.com/13Wausau/index.php

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