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Before and After: Creative preservation

A creative update preserves the character of a great 1930s Oakland home

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Blue bathroom
Photos by Thomas J. Story; styling by Miranda Jones; 


All the surfaces and fixtures are original. The couple had the metal rechromed and the plumbing restored piece by piece.

“Some things were really hard to get parts for,” says Jeremy. “The first few plumbers who showed up just shook their heads.”


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