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Fit for Family Living

Despite the dramatic overhaul inside, John and Sally kept a few reminders of the past. The small foyer has a wall-hung shelf supported by decorative wood brackets that once graced the house's side porch. And visitors can once again use the original mechanical doorbell—restored by the TOH crew—to announce their arrival: When pulled, a small bronze knob next to the front door triggers a pulley system that rings a bell attached to an interior wall. A sentimental nod to the old house, to be sure, but one that still works for today.

Shown: Homeowners Sally Peterson and John Stone and their daughters on the front steps of they're newly renovated home.

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