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A Two-Family Stays in the Family

This season, This Old House television is going back to its roots, renovating a two-family house in East Boston on a modest budget. The 1916 builder's special needs lots of basic repairs—the stucco is cracked, the porches are rotted, the flooring is worn, and the furnaces are inefficient—and a couple of new kitchens and baths. Homeowners Christine Flynn and Liz Bagley are an aunt and niece who bought out relatives to keep the 1916 house, which was new when Chris's great grandparents moved in.
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