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A Lot for a Little

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Regina and Andy Rihn weren’t exactly modernists when they first began their frustrating, unproductive slog through the pricey Austin, Texas, real estate market. “We just liked things that were old and wood,” Andy says. “That was our aesthetic.” But thankfully for them, the first-time homebuyers got lucky.

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  Andy and Regina Rihn lean on their other blue-clad affordable design, a 1958 AMC Rambler Super station wagon, in front of their house in Austin, Texas.  Photo by Misty Keasler.
    Andy and Regina Rihn lean on their other blue-clad affordable design, a 1958 AMC Rambler Super station wagon, in front of their house in Austin, Texas. Photo by Misty Keasler.
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  Regina and Andy Rihn open the sliding doors in the main living space when they need more ventilation, while the two dogs prefer to use their custom door to get a little fresh air.  Photo by Misty Keasler.
    Regina and Andy Rihn open the sliding doors in the main living space when they need more ventilation, while the two dogs prefer to use their custom door to get a little fresh air. Photo by Misty Keasler.
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  A carefully placed window illuminates the corner of the main living area.  Photo by Misty Keasler.
    A carefully placed window illuminates the corner of the main living area. Photo by Misty Keasler.
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  Andy and Regina greet their neighbor Dan Morris, owner of the Beckham-designed house.  Photo by Misty Keasler.
    Andy and Regina greet their neighbor Dan Morris, owner of the Beckham-designed house. Photo by Misty Keasler.
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  The platform bed in the master bedroom was crafted by a local woodworker.  Photo by Misty Keasler.
    The platform bed in the master bedroom was crafted by a local woodworker. Photo by Misty Keasler.

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