Melissa Barrett and Daniel Cardenas stand in front of their Riverside neighborhood home in Everett. Their house won one of this year’s Monte Cristo Awards. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Melissa Barrett and Daniel Cardenas stand in front of their Riverside neighborhood home in Everett. Their house won one of this year’s Monte Cristo Awards. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Couple’s 1989 dream home is today’s Pride of the Neighborhood

The Everett home, bought on a wing and a prayer in 1989, wins a coveted Monte Cristo award.

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