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By Deborah Bishop / Photos by Carlos Chavarría
After a stealth makeover, a California Craftsman gains light, space, and a partial facelift.
From the street, there’s not much to differentiate the renovated 1912 Craftsman bungalow of Irene Cheng and her husband, Brett Snyder, from its neighbors. Which is exactly how the town of Piedmont, California—a leafy enclave adjacent to Oakland—likes it. Politically liberal, aesthetically less so,...
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