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Great View, Boring House
Raised Ranch House

Great View, Ho-Hum House

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The house shown here is a Raised Ranch built in the 1970s. Located in New York's Hudson Valley region, the setting is idyllic. The house perches on a hill overlooking two acres. A lovely stream bubbles through the back yard. Town recreation facilities are just a stroll away. But even before they completed the purchase, owners Abby and Michael Patrick knew that the house was missing something.

"It's everything I never wanted to live in." Abby says.

What Abby and Michael wanted was a place with pizazz... a home with style and personality. Sticking a few flamingos in the yard would not do the trick. Was there hope?

Yes! But first, some problems.

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