June Chezum and her husband spent a majority of their time building their house following the marriage of the two former Tennessee residents. In 1957, they finished their home after several years of working side-by-side on the project, according to the Peoria Journal Star.
The Knoxville couple then moved around the country due to the various jobs that Donald Chezum held over the years. While they settled in at each destination, they were never able to forget their first project, and original dream house, reported the news source.
After settling in to Galesburg, Illinois, the couple decided to build another dream house, and this time they intended to stay. The two Tennesseans worked together to come up with a plan for the new residence, as they wanted to include all of the latest amenities and technology, the Star reported.
They installed a radiant heating system, new kitchen appliances, metal cabinets and completely redesigned bathrooms that were seen as innovative for the time of building, according to the news source.
Radiant heating systems can provide a more evenly distributed warmth than traditional forced air systems, as radiant models have a temperature difference of only two to three degrees between the floor and ceiling as opposed to the more than ten that exists for older systems.