homeowners in white kitchen of colonial revival home
Photo: Tria Giovan
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The Possibilities

The couple talked about an addition but worried, Jim says, that it might "look like it had been bolted on in back.” And anyway, with their daughter in college and their son practically out the door, weren't they preparing for a new life as empty nesters? Sharyn, an accountant, concluded that it was "the perfect-size house for the two of us, and with less expense.”

Shown: Homeowners Sharyn and Jim Zembruski flank the door to the breezeway, which channels light into the room.
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