Strahan Home Decorated for the Holidays at Lake Panorama

The vaulted great room in the Strahan home features open arched beams and a stone wood-burning fireplace.

By Ashley Schable 

Reid and Cindy Strahan have been building homes in Ankeny and the Greater Des Moines area since 1986. They work as a team to build the dream home of their customers, and in 2016 completed construction of their own dream home at Lake Panorama. 

They transformed their place at 5147 Panorama Drive on the east side of the lake into a home for the holidays in December as one of four homes featured on the Women for Panora’s Future (WFPF) Holiday Home Tour. 

1972 Lake Panorama Home Remains in the Family

Shawn Briggs is shown on the deck of the Lake Panorama home her grandparents built in 1972, and where she lives today.

By Susan Thompson

A small weekend cabin built in the early 1970s on Lake Panorama remains in the same family today. Shawn Briggs has lived full-time in the home the past 12 years, after she and her five children moved from Bondurant.

Her grandparents started looking for a lot at Lake Panorama in 1970, bought one in 1971 and the home was completed a year later. It was one of four homes featured on the Women For Panora’s Future (WFPF) holiday home tour in early December.

Special Pricing on 2018 Golf Memberships through January

By Susan Thompson  

There are two great golf courses at Lake Panorama, both offering annual memberships at affordable, competitive rates. Lake Panorama National is an 18-hole course located on the east side of Lake Panorama. Panorama West is a nine-hole course on the west side of the lake. Both courses are owned by the Lake Panorama Association, and managed by Lake Panorama National.