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Before & After: A Once-Dingy Colonial Style Is Now One Family’s Bright, Bold Forever Home

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Before: This 1910 colonial-style home in Alameda, California, was in bad shape after sitting empty for a few years. "Our realtor was actively telling us not to buy the house, saying it was too much of a wreck," says Ben. "But we respectively overruled her."