Once there was a summer house for a plantation in Lower Richland County. The main house, like others, was destroyed in the Civil War, but the sumer house remained in the family for generations. However, times got tough, and it got sold around 1950. Fast forward 45 years. Along comes a couple looking for a place to raise kids in the country, and the old house the wife’s dad remembers is up for sale—that’s him on the bottom step second in from the right. Fast forward another 15 years and hire an architect. After exploring renovation options six ways from Sunday, he suggests that maybe the best way forward is to turn back the clock and rebuild the front porches, which the intervening owners had seen fit to remove. So, after analyzing old family photos and building scars for design clues, reconstruction is now imminent.
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