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By Tracy Thompson
The Times 

Before & After: Garden Street house


November 21, 2019

Courtesy Photo

All images courtesy of the Gregutt family Left: The before image highlights a mishmash of rooflines, random siding and roofing additions and the front room shed that was not original to the building. Right: The Gregutt home after its transformation. Neat as a pin, with straight rooflines, a sparkling fence and a barn space that isn't leaning.

WAITSBURG-Paul and Karen Gregutt bought their Waitsburg home in 2005. Busy with professions in Seattle, Paul is a noted wine writer and music afficionado, and Karen is a filmmaker, they had been searching for a second home for years. What they wanted was not the typical second home that busy Seattleites end up with, Karen said she wanted to live in a place with authenticity, "I didn't want to drive four and a half hours to live in Issaquah." Their search on the west side of the state turned fruitless, so they finally decided to take a look in Eastern Washington.

They spent weeks looking for...

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