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Houzz Tour: Preserving the Soul of a Swedish Mission House (32 photos)

This 19th-century mission house sat empty for years and needed a head-to-toe renovation to introduce plumbing and replace load-bearing beams in the ceilings and floors, among other things. It scared away most buyers and even property flippers — all but Sara Fjelkman and Carl-Johan Bauhn, who fell in...

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