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Wednesday, April 23, 2014


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A rare glimpse of history

What drew Garth Saloner, dean of the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, to the 1927 Charles K. Sumner-designed home on campus a year ago was the beautiful light and green setting -- not to mention how well the rooms flowed for entertaining.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014


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Green ideas and inspiration

After restoring a Category I historical home in the University South neighborhood, the homeowners turned to the landscape. Here they didn't want so much to restore, as to complement and enhance.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Finally, warm and toasty

Remember the freezing cold snap back in early December? That's when Carole Amos was huddled upstairs, wondering if there was any way to speed up the installation of a new radiant heating system in her two-story Mountain View townhouse.

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Modern, but no 'museum'

The Old Palo Alto home that architect Mary Maydan's client purchased in 2012 was handsomely built in the 1980s, but it didn't really reflect his modern tastes.

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From blah to distinctive

When Toiya and John Black purchased their new home in 2006, they thought it would be just right for their family of four: It had a good location (College Terrace), size and great flow -- but no charm.

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Light motif

Laura Ulam bought her circa-1962 Sharon Heights home in 2012 with the intent to redo it. "It's the fourth house I've remodeled," she says.

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Spring 2014 Home & Garden Design

This edition of Home & Garden Design features remodels that raised the ceilings in a mid-century home, took a spec home to special, gave a a modern take to a conventional home and added radiant floor heating, as well as how to create a stress-free garden.

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Go to your happy place

Gardens are restorative environments where we can relax and enjoy being outdoors and feeling one with the world, right? Uh, not quite! In my career as a landscape designer, I have worked with some seriously anxiety-ridden garden owners.

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