Hidden Potential

Luckily, Aimee and her equally game husband, Michael, had eyes only for what hadn't been ruined: 9-foot-4-inch ceilings trimmed with crown molding, arched French doors with dainty locksets and glass knobs, and generous rooms in a compact, free-flowing plan. The three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath house had lost its bearings since springing up in central Florida about 90 years ago, but it had retained so many windows, you could almost feel the cross-ventilation—assuming you could get them open.

Shown: The 1920s Mediterranean Revival was eyed as a teardown.
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