Artist Couple Finds Their Ideal Retirement Home in Springfield Rancher
Bonnie Queen and Frank Hollick found their ideal retirement home in a Springfield rancher that now serves as an art gallery for both of their works, writes Paul Jablow for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
The pair has moved twice since retiring.
Their latest move was influenced by Queen’s Parkinson’s disease diagnoses.
In addition, as accomplished artists, they wanted a space where they could display their creativity.
They knew living in a multilevel home no longer made sense so they set out to find a single-level place with land they could work with and also play with their grandson.
They found all that and more in this three-bedroom, two-bath rancher built in 1947. The home is eclectic inside and out.
A “Black Lives Matter” sign, ceramic pigs, and two Japanese maples are only some of the exterior features.
Inside, the highlights include a living room with its five-paneled window, small sunroom, a combination playroom, art studio, and a nook with a Queen’s punching bag (boxing is an exercise of choice for some Parkinson’s patients.)
The exuberant and often colorful art made by the couple features on the walls throughout the home, along with several purchased pieces.
Read more about the home in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
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