When we remodeled our little house in 2001, after a year on the road in our RV, we decided against adding a fireplace. Partly because the house was built out of redwood and partly because the city probably would not have allowed it. A bungalow-style home comes with small rooms and standard size windows. We did not install larger windows even though it would have been perfect for our Christmas trees. We wanted to keep the house in its historical style. We were lucky to have won an “Award of Merit Commendation” in 2003 by the Napa County Landmarks Inc. for the remodel done by our contractor David Davenport.
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