In the Czech Republic, a River House
Cesky Krumlov, a popular tourist spot in the Czech Republic, is the setting for a 400-year-old whitewashed stone house, foreground, owned by Carolyn and Cal Zukowski. At the rear of the picture, the spire of the village's 13th century castle can be seen.
The living room. Almost 20 years ago Mr. Zukowski found the riverside house, abandoned and filled with trash, and paid the equivalent of $6,000 for it.
The kitchen. The couple has spent years renovating the house, including installing insulation and digging new foundations to combat the dampness from the adjacent river.
The master bedroom. Most of the family's living space now is the former attic, which has been finished with hardwood floors and ceilings.
The bedroom for the Zukowskis's younger son, 7-year-old Max, is painted with a scene from Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are."
The boys' bathroom is centered around a tree trunk that Mr. Zukowski found and decorated with a narrow tile mosaic that he created.
The Zukowskis have laid a small stone terrace in the house's back garden.