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Old meets new in this Craftsman remodel

Home makeover: An East Coast artist moves her family West and makes space to play

Dining room before remodel

Before: Dining room

McConnel boldly banished many interior walls of her 1900s Oakland Craftsman. Now this dining room space is part of a combined kitchen, dining area, living space, and home office (previous page).

“I love that we can entertain with kids in the breakfast nook, and grown-ups in the dining area or living room,” says McConnell. “It works for everybody. It’s not just a grown-up house.”

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