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Spec remodeler Larry Dworin tells how he chooses, restores, and markets “fixer-uppers” that provide him with a steady income and a high return on investment.
Designing an addition that fits
How floor plans affect use patterns
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Adding on to a small house
Design for a hillside lot
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A two-story design for a narrow lot
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