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A Rob & Ginny Christopher Eclectic Beautiful welcoming 54 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN long Watsonville Road there are a number of beautiful homes. One of the truly unique ones is the home of Rob and Ginny Christopher. A big sweeping drive winds up to a large 4,500 square foot home on two main levels. Below is a garage, storage and a unique wine cellar. The living quarters are all on the second floor. But before you get inside you notice a black- bottomed pool in the hilltop retreat’s front yard. Large sliding doors open to the living room. The house faces northeast, giving morning sun to the front of the house, the pool, the piano room and the master bedroom. The house is a little hard to describe. It is a little Tahoe-like with some Hawaii-like finishes inside, but it also has a distinctive Craftsman vibe. The back yard has a few deck/seating areas and also a large fenced-in hillside planted with mostly indigenous plants, and numerous bird houses. The grand front door is carved and has elegant stained glass insets. The Christophers began construction of their APRIL/MAY 2018 gmhtoday.com