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You like a fairly normal kitchen that's full of architectural details yet family friendly, too—a pretty space that's practcal for real life.

It was love at first sight for the owners of this la ic 1920s Georgian home, partly because its extrior reminded them of the place they were married. Once inside the home's gracious doors, however, the couple were less than smitten.

"It was beautiful, but this house had been built for another time," architectural designer Louise Brooks says. "The formal living room, the 'dad's den,' and the utilitarian kitchen didn't provide comfortable places for a family to gather."

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