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Victorian Kitchen-Dining Switch: After

Who: Scott and Julia P.
Where: Longmont, CO

In a Victorian home, the dining room would have been the primary place to entertain family and friends. Ours has been restored to a truly lovely room that works well for intimate firelight dinners, large Thanksgiving feasts, or anything in between. Conversations flourish for hours! It is always a dilemma whether to go with a design and fixtures that are completely historically correct or to use the best of modern living; we ended up with a 1850s mantel from Boston, but used gas for the fireplace. The tin ceiling still reflects sun and firelight.

Who did the work: I did all the work myself.
Cost: $10,000 to $25,000
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