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chrissiekirk

Beautiful home...how about seeing the exterior and the kitchen, the back garden?

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vmbluelemur

It seems that I'm the only one here who's not 100% enthusiastic...Keeping the original features (beams etc...) against a white backdrop is great and I love that they also kept original light features when possible. The staircase is drop dead gorgeous but I'm not too convinced by the choice of furniture. The owner's request of "easy" furniture translated into white sofas-seats-chairs everywhere... not my personal definition of "easy", especially with a child and a dog in the house. I also feel that the furniture's too bulky, kind of out of proportion, especially in the living room. To me, spanish colonial is not a synonym of bulky and stiff. However, only a question of taste, if the owners like it it's fine. And it certainly is a gorgeous home

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nancy whitehead

I am a retired Architect Designer and i have restored many of these old Gems but in the past two years i am sick to death of white every where. These historic homes had historic colors and lately you never see any of them. I personally love color and i can tell you my son has a home in Las Vegas in Summerlin a planned community It is another one White walls, white carpeting, white kitchen. So he is now a California man so he wanted all the desert colors. I used Browns , Camels. tans, Blues, Aquas but to give it color i put in touches of Red and used it in the orientals over that White Performance Carpeting in both the Library and Family Room and Living Rooms. The furniture is Ebony Brown for contrast and i brought Silk Ficus Trees put them into Clay plastic pots and put Spanish Moss on the top of them. Plus silk plants are on all the ledges. It is stunning; but he got his Brown, Biege, White, Black and Tan house;but i got the Reds in to set it off,. And i used Brushed Nichol on Lamps and the lighting in the entire house and Beige Travertine Marble 24 " tiles on the hallways. Kitchen Baths etc And all those colors are in the Granite in the kitchen and baths. This home is stunning, but as for me i could not live with all that white even with Performance Fabrics you are a slave to your home to maintain it. i speak from experience.,

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