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Going Steady

This do-it-yourself family worked their magic wooing an old fixer-upper.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHRIS B RADLEY STYLING BY LONDEN HUFFMAN

CAPE COD CLASSIC. Renovating an almost 80-year-old house is a long process requiring patience, and one of the constant works in progress is the landscaping. The front yard décor changes with the seasons, and for winter, it’s the tasteful greenery of garlands and wreaths.

Ethel is 78 years old and lives in a quiet neighborhood in the suburbs of Chicago. She’s charming, timeless, welcoming—and Ethel is a house. When Londen Huffman and her family bought a 1,200-square-foot Cape Cod home in 2014 and immediately started renovations, the house didn’t seem willing. Things weren’t going the way Londen planned, until a friend gave her some unconventional advice.

OLD MEETS NEW. Different styles come together in harmony in the living room, from a cozy Ikea sofa to a traditional brick fireplace to a modern ghost chair.

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