L.A. parents take on the ultimate DIY project: building their own Craftsman house
Our latest house profile: Meet the Kicks -- pictured above, from left, Rachael, Don, Sydney, Alllie and Natalie (holding Autumn). They live in a Craftsman house six years in the making, a beauty that's all the more admirable once you discover that they built it largely themselves -- did 80% of the work with the help of Don's parents.
The story behind its construction is one you have to read to believe. Check out Marcianne Crestani's article and the accompanying audio slide show.
Photos: Mariah Taugher / Los Angeles Times
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