PROVIDENCE â€“ Mike Abbott, 59, grew up near Cincinnati in a little ranch house where he was born.
â€śI still go back to my own house and sleep in my bed,â€ť he says. â€śMy parents have done it all over and made it into a cute little Victorian house with gingerbread.â€ť
A rural place where â€śthey build about one house every 25 yearsâ€ť seems an unlikely beginning for a man who, as a partner in the Newport Collaborative â€“ now the Northeast Collaborative â€“ has become one of the countryâ€™s foremost restoration architects.
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