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PaperCity Houston September 2020

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84 decade old, but many aged and beautifully patinated elements give it timeworn character, such as antique pine floors and antique Belgian iron windows. The kitchen countertops and laundry-room floor are made from slabs of old weathered bluestone from Belgium. Both bathrooms have handmade encaustic tiles reclaimed from an 1869 Belgian house. "We intentionally tried to make the house look old," she says. "People always think it has been around a really long time. But it's a house built from things collected over time — It's very autobiographical." Above: The living area's Victorian sofa is one of a pair Jill Brown inherited from her husband's family. The antique, red-velvet Belgian chairs have seat cushions covered in gently frayed fabric that belonged to her husband's mother. Antique bench painted by folk artist Lew Hudnall belonged to Brown's mother. Antique ceiling fixtures from Brown House and Wares.

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