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The exterior of the home will be finished with split cobble fieldstone to the roofline. The home overlooks a tamarac swamp. An orchard will soon take root on the west side of the home. Three terraces will be built on the east side, which will be home to the clothesline.

Belt home reflects global living experiences

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Creating a home, defining its character, has been a lifelong odyssey for Kathy and Allen Belt.

Their living quarters together have ranged from an RV to slaves' quarters to an old farmhouse originating in the 1750s in Virginia to the "hovel by the swamp" they purchased 12 years ago north of Park Rapids on Boot Lake Drive.


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