Double the Pleasure

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January 21, 2009
Originally published in California Dreams
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  Twin houses face off in La Jolla across wide-open walls and decking. The design held such appeal that the architect claimed one 2inn for himself.
    Twin houses face off in La Jolla across wide-open walls and decking. The design held such appeal that the architect claimed one 2inn for himself.
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  The Mariscals' daughter, Olivia, whiles away the afternoon in the breezy living room. She sits on a sheepskin-covered Flag Halyard chair by Danish master Hans Wegner.
    The Mariscals' daughter, Olivia, whiles away the afternoon in the breezy living room. She sits on a sheepskin-covered Flag Halyard chair by Danish master Hans Wegner.
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  Maricarmen looks out toward the ocean from inside the sliding glass NanaWall.
    Maricarmen looks out toward the ocean from inside the sliding glass NanaWall.
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  Unlike many other houses, whose views occur only out front, the 2inns offer a glimpse of the Pacific through the house and from the backyard.
    Unlike many other houses, whose views occur only out front, the 2inns offer a glimpse of the Pacific through the house and from the backyard.
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  Sebastian's office is downstairs in a long, open space that doubles as a playroom.
    Sebastian's office is downstairs in a long, open space that doubles as a playroom.
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  The Mariscals' bedroom opens out onto a small triangular patio. The exterior's ipe cladding also makes up the walls and floor of the master bedroom, further inviting the outside in.
    The Mariscals' bedroom opens out onto a small triangular patio. The exterior's ipe cladding also makes up the walls and floor of the master bedroom, further inviting the outside in.
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  The kitchen is done up in Gaggenau and Bulthaup.
    The kitchen is done up in Gaggenau and Bulthaup.
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  Olivia's bedroom.
    Olivia's bedroom.
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  The master bedroom. The diminutive dimensions of the private upstairs level are meant to push the Mariscals toward the common areas.
    The master bedroom. The diminutive dimensions of the private upstairs level are meant to push the Mariscals toward the common areas.
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  The master bedroom is surprisingly small.
    The master bedroom is surprisingly small.
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  Sebastian and Maricarmen take in the scenery from the comfort of their exposed living room. The couple sits on a Polder sofa by Hella Jongerius for Vitra.
    Sebastian and Maricarmen take in the scenery from the comfort of their exposed living room. The couple sits on a Polder sofa by Hella Jongerius for Vitra.
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