Kennedy: A Brainerd house was once billed as the “Push-A-Button Palace”

Staff Photo by Mark Kennedy / Ron Littlefield, right, and his wife, Lanis, pose inside their home in Glendon Place in Brainerd on Wednesday. The Littlefields have lived in the home for 52 years.

Sometimes, when it comes to buying a house, it's love at first sight.

For Ron and Lanis Littlefield, the 1920s-era Dutch Colonial house in Brained was the couple's dream abode from the first time they saw it.