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Diamond in the Rough

This family farmhouse is polished and ready for its fifth generation

When Charlotte Bell stands at her kitchen window, sipping her morning coffee after an early start with her two youngsters, she looks straight up the long gravel driveway that leads to this farmhouse, and imagines it lined with the frothy pink blossoms of cherry trees. Although that picture may be a long way from reality right now, Charlotte and her husband, Reagan, have given this grand old girl a nudge into the future. Even so, it’s not the recent renovations but rather a sense of history that means the young couple will likely stay put forever.