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The cozy living room is Carol and Hugh Dear’s place for entertaining. “The mahogany wood buffet is a family heirloom that we’ve had for more than 40 years,” says Carol. “It’s identical to Dolly Madison’s buffet.” The spinning wheel is an antique purchased in Highland County, and the authentic pitch fork on the wall in the stairwell came from a buffalo farm. Hand-hewn Engelmann spruce logs comprise the staircase railing that leads to the sleeping loft.