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room. It also has a front porch, which is the perfect place to pass the time resting at this retreat. On one the side of the house is a large deck and an expansive garden. Teri is a hostess extraordinaire and loves the flexibility of the house for parties and gatherings. She and Steve look forward to hosting family and friends during the holidays. The Christmas decorations give a festive feel to every room in the house. Steve Smith recently moved from Oak Commons in Gilroy to join Teri. Together they decorated the house for the holidays. Steve commented, “The Red House is an absolutely gorgeous site and almost forces you to look around and enjoy the outdoors, the hills and creek. It makes you feel at ease.” Steve thinks the sounds made by the hawks and falcons are “really cool.” The wildlife is amazing. His most unusual recent sitings are of foxes and bobcats. Steve has a passion for music, especially classic rock and blues. He joins many others in mourning the passing of a talented local musician, John Garcia, who was his guitar mentor. Steve has worked in Silicon Valley in information technology since 1983 and specializes in Cloud and IT management software marketing. gmh Thank you to Teri and Steve for inviting TODAY into the history, charm and Christmas spirit of this beautiful home. GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016 55