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Magnolia home updated from 1940 to 2016

Check out the checkerboard floors

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The decorations are up! Maybe that’s enough reason to tour this house, but don’t just be a lookie-loo. A traditional 1940’s house in Magnolia is on the market at $1,100,000. Decor probably not included.

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Other times of the year you may focus on the four bedrooms and two and three-quarter bathrooms. This time of year, slow down and appreciate trees in many of the rooms, knick-knacks sitting on the mantels, and twinkly lights that great you at the door.

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Fireplaces are always in style over the holidays. Old enough houses, like this one, are more likely to burn wood that can add aromas like apple and cherry if you find the right source. You’ll probably still rely on natural gas or electricity to heat the 2,940 square foot space. Ambiance is nice, but efficiency has its place, too.

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Bring, buy, or get a gift of big chess or checker pieces to go with the floors in a few of the rooms. Much of the flooring is traditional hardwood or tile, but the more playful rooms are black and white, repeated. Even if the adults don’t do anything with them, the kids will probably make up their own game or two.

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The property is 5,816 square feet of hardscape and landscape in the front, and backyard lawn equipped with a place to practice layups, and a firepit for after dark. Decks provide the opportunity to watch the activity, but probably won’t get much use for a few more months. Plenty of time to settle in and think about the next season’s decorations.