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The house was sited on the 3-acre property to take advantage of the afternoon breezes and to maximize the southern backyard exposure. A home for a young family to grow into and sized for the family to be comfortable after the kids leave for college, gave the home a legacy for possibly several generations. Taking its design cues from the simple courtyard homes designed by Lilian Rice and other local architects from the past, this elegant estate provides a simple, yet refined structure to spend family and social gatherings at many scales.

A tasteful entry courtyard with four pomegranate trees in decorative metal boxes with a running water fountain creates a private sanctuary and a wonderful transition from the winding roads and circular driveway. The courtyard is entered through a rustic pair of oversized, stained wooden doors under a large entry portal with wood lattice and a tiled roof.
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“interesting look of stone and stucco, a little too much stucco, like the hood in front, like the lig” — shawsteiner
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fireplace, firepit
“Roof” — strokerjeep48
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“Nice sectional” — leigholivia
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“The gate” — manette1241
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“drapes” — julianaelizabethturner
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“Piscina” — lorsegal
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“Seating with fireplace” — alrivers08
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“Comfy sectional” — mzms
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“Seating built into the retaining wall” — GiGi Rena
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“Butcher block” — Starlotte Holguin
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“Fire place” — zakmac
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“Could be back of our house but with stone walls” — jasonstpeter
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“Rustic wood... Too much?” — Kathy Kurtz Crowder
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“Tri Angle Island Idea” — Exquisite Designs Inc.
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“love the sink” — quathae
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“great for hallway or msaster bath master bedroom border wall” — tchoate1969
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“lighter version” — ayaekel
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“see thru entry” — arlincrane
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“fireplace and screen” — harrymcgee
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“Simple mantle decor” — julieagorman
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“Beams and colors” — nbk41hm
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“Table and picture” — kdunford1221
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“Dual FP between FR and Dr” — marcsn
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