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March 1999

FEATURES

A NEW OLD HOUSE

watertown inale

an american craftsman

TREE FRAMER

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FEATURES

A NEW OLD HOUSE

The saga of a family that wanted all the modern conveniences-and character too

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watertown inale

A QUEEN ANNE REBORN IN ALL HER MAJESTY

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an american craftsman

TREE FRAMER

Jack Sobon builds storybook houses that celebrate nature’s unpredictable curves

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THE GREAT AMERICAN HOUSE

CLASSICAL GRANDEUR

Melrose, a gracious Greek Revival in Natchez, Mississippi, embodies an appealing combination of elegance and practicality

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ASK NORM

“Insulating a ceiling with fiberglass or cellulose will do little to block out noises overhead. Polyicynene, an expanding foam, is a more effective sound barrier.”

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TRANSFORMATION

Saving the Ranch

A new kitchen is the key to the 1950s suburban classic

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dream house

STONE FACED

Dressing a foundation with rocks gathered from fields and riverbeds gives bland concrete a lively expression

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UPDATE

Got Lead?

Smart ways to deal with layers of risky paint

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up front

HOUSE CALLS WITH STEVE

Building better kitchens and baths My interest in cooking stems from my interest in eating. As the oldest of six kids, I learned at an early age to fend for myself in the kitchen. My first significant culinary experiment was a stupendous Dagwood sandwich utilizing all the food groups.

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FINANCES

The Lien Machine

You don't want to get caught in it

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