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For Belvedere family, lagoon remodel was worth the wait

Unlike most 30-somethings diving into the local real-estate market, Maggie and CJ Jackson weren’t looking for turnkey when they began their home search some eight years ago. They wanted a project house, something Maggie, a skincare marketing executive, could give a makeover. Reluctantly, the couple chose the practical path — a just-remodeled house in Tiburon. That was in 2012. They told themselves they weren’t giving up their dream, just deferring it. Five years later, with both boys in school, Maggie and CJ were ready. Maggie first spotted the 1956 house on real-estate website Trulia. It was on Windward Road, her favorite street in Belvedere. The Jacksons closed on the house in October 2017, applied for a construction permit right away and were doing demolition by January 2018.

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