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hickory floors, knotty alder doors, and fir beams that frame the ceilings. The two nine-foot sliding doors in the living room tuck into the wall, leaving a nice open transition from inside to outside. Green marbled soapstone anchors the walkthrough to the front patio and pool. Ginny wanted the morning sun in the master bed- room, which is a few steps up behind the fireplace and the piano room. She got a little more than expected. After a few very bright mornings they had to shade the east facing opening in the bedroom. Ginny says her favorite parts of the home are the stained glass, lots of natural light, and the “privacy escape.” The escape is actually a discrete walkway from the kitchen to the master which Ginny can use to escape unexpected visitors. “If I could live in a grass house, I would,” stated Ginny. Rob is all about open space and the cozy feel. He said, “Our goal was to build a home that was comfortable and warm. From the design to the masonry, we kept that in mind.” Some of Rob’s favorite features in the house are the large welcoming fireplace, the unique bar which looks like it could be from an English pub, and, of course, his well-organized wine cellar. The piano room is home to grandmother Christopher’s piano. Rob has fond memories of his grandmother playing the piano. She also taught music. “I wish I would have taken lessons; I