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Grace works on the second floor of the original home, which includes an office and the Harshbargers' bedroom.

Grace works on the second floor of the original home, which includes an office and the Harshbargers' bedroom.

Jeff Harshbarger works in the kitchen, part of the addition he and his wife Grace added to the original brick home.

Jeff Harshbarger works in the kitchen, part of the addition he and his wife Grace added to the original brick home.

The Room of the Past" is part of the original Harshbarger homestead.

New life for a family homestead

The "1848" over the doorway in "The Room of the Past" signifies when the original portion of the home was built. Through the doorway is the dining room, also called "The Room of the Future." The Harshbargers worked on President Obama's election campaign.

The over the doorway in "The Room of the Past" signifies when the original portion of the home was built. Through the doorway is the dining room, also called "The Room of the Future." The Harshbargers worked on President Obama's election campaign.

The bathroom on the first floor has a vaulted ceiling. The brick wall behind the mirror was the outside wall of the original brick home. A portion of it was badly damaged when the home caught on fire and it had to be rebuilt. The seam between the original portion and the rebuilt portion is visible above the mirror.

The bathroom on the first floor has a vaulted ceiling. The brick wall behind the mirror was the outside wall of the original brick home. A portion of it was badly damaged when the home caught on fire and it had to be rebuilt. The seam between the original portion and the rebuilt portion is visible above the mirror.

Jeff Harshbarger holds one of the couple's cats, Yogi, who lives in the cat house Jeff built, in the background.

Jeff Harshbarger holds one of the couple's cats, Yogi, who lives in the cat house Jeff built, in the background.

The "2008" over the doorway in "The Room of the Future" signifies the year when the renovation work on the home was largely complete.

The over the doorway in "The Room of the Future" signifies the year when the renovation work on the home was largely complete.

The dining room in "The Room of the Future," in the original brick portion of the Harshbarger home.

The dining room in "The Room of the Future," in the original brick portion of the Harshbarger home.

This photo of Daniel Harshbarger and his family hangs in the Harshbargers' home. The photo was taken in the 1880s.

This photo of Daniel Harshbarger and his family hangs in the Harshbargers' home. The photo was taken in the

A windowsill in the original portion of the home holds glass bottles, nails, marbles, a toy horse and other items the Harshbargers found while working on the house.

A windowsill in the original portion of the home holds glass bottles, nails, marbles, a toy horse and other items the Harshbargers found while working on the house.

Charlotte Moss did this room in Farrow and Ball's Orangery

MANTEL :: Love those super tall topiaries on the mantel & the scones that flank the fireplace. From "Charlotte Moss Decorates"

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