Tour This Renovated English Tudor

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Text by Karen Callaway / Photography by Marcy Black Simpson

A well-planned renovation creates the perfect family home.

Though the story of the stately English Tudor home that Shannon Murphy and her husband, Steve Bakir, share with their three children begins with a sad tale—the original house was damaged by fire after it was struck by lightning—the new-and-improved version stands as a testament to the good that can come from a bad event. Choosing to look forward rather than back, Shannon and Steve worked with a crackerjack team for a near-total renovation that allowed the pair to design a custom home that suits their active family to a tee.

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