The living room remains the heart of the original house, with its newly sandblasted fir rafters and brick fireplace. It set the tone for the cottage-style materials used throughout, including hickory floors and raised-panel or beadboard cabinetry on the interior, and clapboard siding and shingles on the exterior.
And what of the 1,800 square feet of space the couple sacrificed in the move? They don't miss it a bit. "We have everything we need right here," says Steve. "This is our forever house."