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Several art pieces and furniture were created by Laura’s son’s deceased father. The inverted pyramid table in the living room is an eye catcher. It somehow looks out of place yet at the same time, very much at home. In the breakfast nook is another piece in pastel and glass. There is a chest made of 1940s materials. The son has also made several art renderings, framed in tin, depicting new arrivals to the Echo Park and Boyle Heights neighborhoods of Los Angeles. Laura’s mother’s photo watches over the dining room. Complementing these family pieces are original art and photos from the Southwest... including tributes to Adam’s love of horses. There is a photo of paint horses by local photographer Lori McIntosh. The nook above the fireplace is filled with black Southwest pottery and one white horse! The large backyard is an extension of the house and a great gathering place...almost reminiscent of a Mexican plaza where people gather to socialize. Adam describes it as a space for “social communications.” The omni- present Agave plants are offspring of a huge 56 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2017