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“Spring It On” – Restoring Victorian-era home a labor of love

When William Earl and Bri Sadler were looking at new homes, the quaint Victorian for sale just west of North Star Mart at North caught their eye, but at the time, they didn’t think it would quite fit the bill.

“I kept saying ‘no’ because I knew it didn’t have central heating and air, and that was one of the things we wanted,” William Earl said. However, it did fit two of the criteria they were looking for in a new home … it was spacious and is located on a small peninsula jutting into the waters of Blackwater Creek.

“We kept looking and looking and finally we said we would go by there,” he said. “As soon as we walked through the front door, we said, ‘This is it.’” The couple talked to their realtor that day to put a bid on the home.

William Earl said he grew up in an old house in Diggs and then built a new house. “That was great,” he said. “I didn’t have to do anything to it.&rdq...

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