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Published March 24, 2012, 12:00 AM

Photo gallery: Everything old is new again - New homes incorporating elements of old architecture


Paula Rae home. Built by Paula Rae and Lute Simley. (Photo special to The Forum)

  • Paula Rae home. Built by Paula Rae and Lute Simley. (Photo special to The Forum)
  • Paula Rae home. Built by Paula Rae and Lute Simley. (Photo special to The Forum)
  • Paula Rae home. Built by Paula Rae and Lute Simley. (Photo special to The Forum)
  • Paula Rae home. Built by Paula Rae and Lute Simley. (Photo special to The Forum)
  • Paula Rae home. Built by Paula Rae and Lute Simley. (Photo special to The Forum)
  • This mission-style stair rail, updated with a light stain, is one of the architectural details in this Paula Rae-built home.
  • Paula Rae home, built by Paula Rae and Lute Simley. (Photo special to The Forum)
  • Woodhaven Plaza, located at 4040 42nd St. S.W., in Fargo, also features two-story townhomes that are reminiscent of similar townhomes in urban centers on the West Coast. (John Borge/special to The Forum.)
  • (John Borge/special to The Forum.) Woodhaven Plaza, located at 4040 42nd St. S.W., Fargo, features an eclectic collection of masonry palettes and styles. The architects worked to replicate a sense that the structure had been built on, in bits and pieces, over time, much like Fargo’s downtown.
  • Living spaces inside Woodhaven were designed to be as individualized and character-rich as possible. (John Borge / Special to The Forum)
  • This antique door creates an interesting art piece amid the contemporary décor of an office space at Gate City Bank in downtown Fargo.
  • A barn door is incorporated into the Keith and Tanya Lingle home in Fargo. The Lingles incorporated lots of wood into their home so that it has the heart and character of an older home. Dave Wallis / The Forum
  • The Keith and Tanya Lingle home in Fargo. The Lingles incorporated lots of wood into their home so that it has the heart and character of an older home. Dave Wallis / The Forum
  • A backsplash behind the built in stove cooking top is actually a plastic material. An articulating water faucet for filling pots is also on the wall. Dave Wallis / The Forum
  • Jack Lingle's room. Dave Wallis / The Forum
  • A see-through structure that includes storage does double duty as a device to divide the kitchen area from the living room area of the Keith and Tanya Lingle home in Fargo. Dave Wallis / The Forum
  • The Keith and Tanya Lingle home in Fargo. The Lingles incorporated lots of wood into their home so that it has the heart and character of an older home. Dave Wallis / The Forum
  • Unlike the dark, damp basements of yesteryear, this Paula Rae home boasts a fully-finished basement, complete with this bar, craft room, a bathroom and a family area. Carrie Snyder / The Forum
  • Lute Simley added deeper windowsills to this new, cottage-style house along Fargo’s South Eighth Street. The finished home will boast wood-laminate flooring, panel shaker-style doors and Craftsman details like arches. Carrie Snyder / The Forum
  • Lute and Paula Rae Simley of Paula Rae Homes are building a new, cottage-style house along Fargo's historic South Eighth Street. The Simleys add lots of details – such as porches, transom windows and beadboard – to infuse their new homes with the charm and character of the Arts and Crafts era. Carrie Snyder / The Forum