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New home, old heart

Published 03/24/2012, Forum Communications

When Tanya and Keith Lingle asked Tanya’s dad, Howard Wrigley, if they could put one of the barn doors from his family farm in their new home, he thought they were crazy. Many homeowners are thinking the same way. They crave the character of old architectural styles, but they don’t want to deal with 80-year-old plumbing and a fossilized furnace. Local builders and architects say the demand has increased in the last decade for these “new old homes.”

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