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The large kitchen is open to the living room, which Velva says is nice for entertaining and having everyone in one area.

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Walking into her home back in 2008, Velva Strand knew it was hers.

"It was the wow factor when I walked in the door."

And wow it does.


Open the door to the one-level home at 2226 Wilderness Trail in Detroit Lakes, and anyone can see what she's talking about. The kitchen, dining and living rooms are all one area, and the 13-foot ceilings make it look even more open and spa-cious.

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