Going Coastal

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February 1, 2009
Originally published in American Modern
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  Architect Mary Ann Schicketanz created a 1,900-square-foot home in Big Sur, California, that hugs its hillside site.
    Architect Mary Ann Schicketanz created a 1,900-square-foot home in Big Sur, California, that hugs its hillside site.
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  A reclaimed-wood fireplace is a defining feature in the living room.
    A reclaimed-wood fireplace is a defining feature in the living room.
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  The structure sits lightly on a stone patio that cuts into the hillside site.
    The structure sits lightly on a stone patio that cuts into the hillside site.
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  Two walls of floor-to-ceiling windows in the master bedroom frame expansive vistas of the Pacific Ocean.
    Two walls of floor-to-ceiling windows in the master bedroom frame expansive vistas of the Pacific Ocean.
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  Native grasses, large wood timbers, and plentiful amounts of stone help maintain the sense of “living close to nature” that the Treadwells desired.
    Native grasses, large wood timbers, and plentiful amounts of stone help maintain the sense of “living close to nature” that the Treadwells desired.
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  Native grasses, such as red fescue and California oat, dot the landscape surrounding the house.
    Native grasses, such as red fescue and California oat, dot the landscape surrounding the house.
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