Home Schooled

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January 16, 2009
Originally published in Suburbs With Attitude
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  Terry removed the entire second floor, which featured a gabled roof and two diminutive bedrooms, and replaced it with an aluminum-trimmed box covered in cement fiberboard.
    Terry removed the entire second floor, which featured a gabled roof and two diminutive bedrooms, and replaced it with an aluminum-trimmed box covered in cement fiberboard.
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  The kids gather around the Heywood-Wakefield dining set, which Terry purchased from Mainly Art in Cincinnati. The flooring in the kitchen and living area is honed travertine from The Great Indoors.
    The kids gather around the Heywood-Wakefield dining set, which Terry purchased from Mainly Art in Cincinnati. The flooring in the kitchen and living area is honed travertine from The Great Indoors.
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  Terry and Haley stand in the shelter of the living area overhang. The boxes jutting out from the wall house the fireplace and television.
    Terry and Haley stand in the shelter of the living area overhang. The boxes jutting out from the wall house the fireplace and television.
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  Stacked Baltic birch plywood strips encase the master bathroom, with gaps providing ventilation.
    Stacked Baltic birch plywood strips encase the master bathroom, with gaps providing ventilation.
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  What was once a closed-in staircase has been opened up, allowing light to pour in.
    What was once a closed-in staircase has been opened up, allowing light to pour in.
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  An area that once led from the original house to the garage is now enclosed and serves as a transitional space between the private and public areas of the house.
    An area that once led from the original house to the garage is now enclosed and serves as a transitional space between the private and public areas of the house.
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  The master bathroom, outfitted with Bisazza tiling, has a view of the backyard from the tub.
    The master bathroom, outfitted with Bisazza tiling, has a view of the backyard from the tub.
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  Mason and friends scramble around his soon-to-be tree house as Muriel swings. What remains of the original brick house can be seen on the right side of the structure, with the new master bedroom on top and living area on the left. A hot tub and seating area are accessible through the basement and living area.
    Mason and friends scramble around his soon-to-be tree house as Muriel swings. What remains of the original brick house can be seen on the right side of the structure, with the new master bedroom on top and living area on the left. A hot tub and seating area are accessible through the basement and living area.
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  Muriel samples some of Haley’s culinary offerings in the new kitchen. The deep window doubles as an eating area and a place to serve guests.
    Muriel samples some of Haley’s culinary offerings in the new kitchen. The deep window doubles as an eating area and a place to serve guests.
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