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G FORCE | CHARLIE ALLEN

The renovator

Charlie Allen restores period homes back to their original beauty. Charlie Allen restores period homes back to their original beauty. (JONATHAN WIGGS/GLOBE STAFF)
By Hayley Kaufman
Globe Staff / January 29, 2009

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Calling Charlie Allen a general contractor is a bit like calling an archeologist a ditch digger. It's true, but misses all the subtlety and craft. Allen renovates period homes, undoing the damage that's been done over the years - sometimes centuries - by well-meaning owners and builders, and updating decrepit systems to make them functional and safe. And he does ... (Full article: 470 words)

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