Winter 2012 issue

My story in this issue was about Darlene Franchi's Etsy-chic downtown bungalow.

“Whenever I tell anyone that I moved from Florida to Alabama, they are always, like ... ‘Why?'” says Darlene.

Originally from New York, Darlene says nobody she knew ever had said they wanted to live in Alabama.

“And it's a shame, because this area is truly beautiful. We're at the beginning of the Appalachian Mountain range. There are hills, mountains, seasons! I think Gadsden is the perfect blend — so close to the country but with the benefits of a small city.”

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