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south santa clara valley living houses a comfortable seating area and dining area that offer a view to a large-screen TV where the homeowners enjoy watching Giants games. An expansive lawn and orchard with apple, cherry, plum, lemon and peach trees surround an oversized pool. The garden is peppered with a large variety of rose bushes. An adjacent area offers seating around a cozy fire pit and a second casual dining spot. A potting house is to the left. A trail beyond the lawn and trees connects the trampoline, tree house and play structure for the homeowners’ daughters. To the left of the kitchen is a generous sized mudroom, which also serves as the laundry room. It contains a second built-in desk that affords a view to the gorgeous backyard. The kitchen leads to the serene family room that features a generous gas fireplace, a piano that Christi enjoys playing, a TV, and white built-ins bookending a built-in window seat. The home- owners’ dog, Jackal, can often be found here lying in the sun. A set of French doors leads to the backyard. Family photos dot the built- ins and one wall. The home has two sets of stairs leading to a landing with built- ins and French doors leading to a patio with views of the front yard. Upstairs, the homeowners’ oldest daughter’s bedroom has an 54 G M H T O D A Y M A G A Z I N E attached bathroom and walk-in closet. Frosted French doors open into the master bedroom, which has a bank of windows overlooking the backyard, a walk-in closet, and attached master bathroom with a separate tub and shower. The hallway leads to their other daughter’s bedroom, a bathroom with double sinks, and a bonus room where the homeowners exercise and watch Giants games. This room features photos taken of Chris, who ran track in college. MARCH / APRIL 2015