American Foursquare after turned into spectacular home
Photo: Gene Pollux
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After: A Rare Find

"When I first drove by and saw this American foursquare, in a landmarked part of Sarasota, Florida, with not an awning or sliding door in sight, I knew we'd be tempted," Pat said. Following ghost marks, he re-created the original 21-inch-high porch railing—which matches the scale of the second story—though inspectors would have preferred one 36 inches high for safety.

For more on this astonishing transformation, see One-of-a-Kind Craftsman Remodel.
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