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JLC • NOVEMBER 1996 JLC • NOVEMBER 1996 The Invisible Addition by Jamie Fisher Subtle exterior improvements mask a complete interior makeover of this post-War box Before After Whole neighborhoods of America were built in the years after World War II, thanks to the GI Bill and the Fannie Mae. These houses were a no-frills answer to the acute housing needs of the time. But now, 50 years later, a lot of these houses are bursting at the seams. Plus, they don't have much in the way of grace, charm, or flair, qualities that many older houses have in abundance. The house I'll describe here is typical of the genre: two bedrooms, one bath, 7-foot 8-inch ceilings, and a basement with a one-car garage. The couple