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    ( Christine Cotter / Los Angeles Times ) By Emily Young
    When Wendy Harn rescued a 1913 Craftsman from the wrecking ball in 1989, she didn't know much about the Long Beach house except that it was free. A developer had planned to demolish it to build condos, but first the city insisted that he offer the house to anyone willing to move it. Harn stepped forward, and the following year she relocated the two-story, five-bedroom behemoth from its Ocean Boulevard site opposite the Long Beach Museum of Art to her lot in the Bluff Park Historic District.
    Twenty years and hundreds of thousands of dollars later, Harn, a Long Beach native and assistant director in charge of crime analysis at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, and her partner, Sasha Witte, are nearing the end of a painstaking renovation that makes the house radiate with new vitality. Here, Witte descends the entry staircase with a scroll-like banister — one of the elements that first attracted Harn to the house.



    (Wendy Harn) The house in the old location nearly 20 years ago, raised off the ground and preparing to be moved.



    (Wendy Harn) In the living room, plywood once covered the stained-glass windows on the fireplace wall. In this family photo, homeowner Wendy Harn's father, Don Harn, uncovers the beauty underneath.










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    I'm ready to move in.

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    I love it. It's unique without being overblown.

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    I love that glass and those stairs. What a nice house
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    Warm. Like a two story Hobbit hole.

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    Awesome. I loves me my Craftsman homes.

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    OMG, that place is gorgeous. I love it.

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    Very unique and beautiful. Feels good too.

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    I want it.


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    The archway that leads into the sitting room is just to die for, as is the sitting room. And the stained glass windows!!!

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    I like the house (but HATE the colour its been painted - navy-bleugh? No Thanks), but I don't really like what she's done with the interior furnishings.
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