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Adam & Laura Escoto A dam and Laura Escoto’s home is just west of down- town Morgan Hill. It is a small but not a tiny house. It is only 1250 square feet with two bedrooms and one bath. There is something unique here. It has a great spirit...a big heart. The Escoto’s moved into the circa 1920’s home in 1987 and were soon joined by a son and twin boys. They quickly realized there was just not enough room for that many people. The son and boys stayed, and Adam and Laura moved into a larger new tract home. While the new home was roomy and well appointed, the older home beckoned them back. After nine years the son and boys moved into their own place. Adam and Laura answered the call of the older home...“the magic came back.” Adam and Laura worked on the old place, terraced the angular back yard and extended their living space outdoors. Today the home is welcoming and a tribute to family and their Mexican heritage. The warm wood floors, cozy rooms and curved moldings give the house a comforting feel. Windows stream in sunlight everywhere and warmly accent their many art pieces. Adam and Laura travel the Southwest and often bring back interesting and unique pieces which complement their collection of furniture and art, created by the family. Just inside the front door is a glass bookcase that is a museum-like tribute to family and shoes, special items from kids and grandkids, a photo of “Ayu,” their white German Shepherd, a green car, grandparents’ hats, travel tokens and more.. GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2017 55