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A playhouse destined for the dumpster gets transformed with salvaged materials

In 2009, Paul Fontana spotted a 20-sq.-ft. playhouse destined for the Dumpster and thought that with a little work, the house would be the perfect play space for his growing 1-year-old twins. He rescued the tiny house, but saving the original structure was just the beginning of a three-year remodeling project. Fortunately for him and his twins, Fontana owns Cum Laude Group, a construction firm specializing in high-end remodeling and home building.

From Fine Homebuilding229 , pp. 100