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Once the steel-framed addition went up, the challenge was to finish the new spaces to "really fit with the feeling of the front of the house," says the husband. Drawing from a bag of visual tricks, Wilson created distinct spaces with period styling within the open plan, including a reading nook where kids and guests can retreat while staying within the cook's orb. Wainscoting, classic built-ins, and a coffered ceiling also help bind old and new.

Shown: The family room's gas fireplace is a direct-vent unit.
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