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    Default Czech Republic: from garbage dump to family home

    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.


    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/11/gr...1gh-czech.html

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    I love it, except the bathroom. I love the slanted ceilings, it looks very cozy.
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    I like it, but what's up with a rocking horse for a 7 year old?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryk View Post
    I like it, but what's up with a rocking horse for a 7 year old?
    I think it's meant as a decoration to fit with the decor. It's a very rustic rocking horse.
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    I think they have done a super job! Very nice.
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    Too much wood panelling for my taste. On the other hand, it's in gorgeous Prague!
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    How many times a day would you stub your toe on that raised wooden beam in the bedroom floor? The bathroom is horrible. The rest is OK if you like rustic.
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    I like it, it's weird, but nice, I like the czech republic too.

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    I really, really like this.
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    Too much wood for me.
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    Fug.

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    I'd never be happy with all that wood.
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    I like it.

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