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

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