Home Schooled

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January 16, 2009
The house at 157 Congress Run in the Cincinnati suburb of Wyoming was a fine little place, a sturdy 1940s brick Cape with trim, boxy rooms and an undulating yard punctuated with old trees. In perfect condition and in one of the state’s best school districts, it was one of those iconic suburban homes that young couples with growing families fantasize about. Read Full Article
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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.  Photo by: Chad Holder
    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.

    Photo by: Chad Holder

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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.  Photo by: Chad Holder
    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.

    Photo by: Chad Holder

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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.  Photo by: Chad Holder
    Terry and Haley stand in the shelter of the living area overhang. The boxes jutting out from the wall house the fireplace and television.

    Photo by: Chad Holder

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  Stacked Baltic birch plywood strips encase the master bathroom, with gaps providing ventilation.  Photo by: Chad Holder
    Stacked Baltic birch plywood strips encase the master bathroom, with gaps providing ventilation.

    Photo by: Chad Holder

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  What was once a closed-in staircase has been opened up, allowing light to pour in.  Photo by: Chad Holder
    What was once a closed-in staircase has been opened up, allowing light to pour in.

    Photo by: Chad Holder

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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.  Photo by: Chad Holder
    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.

    Photo by: Chad Holder

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  The master bathroom, outfitted with Bisazza tiling, has a view of the backyard from the tub.  Photo by: Chad Holder
    The master bathroom, outfitted with Bisazza tiling, has a view of the backyard from the tub.

    Photo by: Chad Holder

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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.  Photo by: Chad Holder
    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.

    Photo by: Chad Holder

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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.  Photo by: Chad Holder
    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.

    Photo by: Chad Holder

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