While you might anticipate a household that occasionally has all nine family members in residence could be chaotic, the design of the home with wide hallways, high ceilings, warm materials and expanses of glass walls provides an unexpected serenity.
ASK THE BUILDER | The secret step that you rarely hear from any other home improvement guru is cement paint. I discovered this age-old secret from an old mason when I was just starting in the business.
REAL ESTATE MATTERS | By keeping the home in your dad’s name, his estate won’t have to pay estate taxes, and when you and your siblings get title to the home after his death, you probably won’t have any federal income or capital gains taxes to pay.
By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin
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