after shot of saved colonial house
Photo: Ryan Kurtz
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January-February 2005 Saltbox: After

Location: Sparta, Georgia
Status: Saved!

In doing so, they restored the original windows, stripped off the stain on its yellow pine floors, applied some good old-fashioned lye wash to them—“It was popular when the house was built,” says Couch—and painstakingly repaired most of the original plaster walls and ceilings. No high-tech drywall in this house.
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