Love's Labors Found

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April 30, 2009
Originally published in Dream Homes Realized
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  After months spent researching solutions to make her home’s fabric roof functional, Lisa Sette can finally relax.
    After months spent researching solutions to make her home’s fabric roof functional, Lisa Sette can finally relax.
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  The metal shed, where Lisa Sette and her husband lived temporarily, was featured on the cover of Dwell’s first issue.
    The metal shed, where Lisa Sette and her husband lived temporarily, was featured on the cover of Dwell’s first issue.
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  In the original design, steel structural elements were meant to support a distinctive fabric roof but the material was not weather-resistant.
    In the original design, steel structural elements were meant to support a distinctive fabric roof but the material was not weather-resistant.
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  The standing seam metal roof consists of steel panels coated with corrosion-resistant coating.
    The standing seam metal roof consists of steel panels coated with corrosion-resistant coating.
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  The plan is simple: Two rectangles are connected by a bridge that traverses a desert wash. The effect of the light shining into the glass-walled living room is what first attracted Sette and Shikany to the house.
    The plan is simple: Two rectangles are connected by a bridge that traverses a desert wash. The effect of the light shining into the glass-walled living room is what first attracted Sette and Shikany to the house.
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  An elegant palette of materials defines the open kitchen. The rear counter is sanded stainless steel; the island counter is Purpleheart (an exotic hardwood) with a range by Dacor.
    An elegant palette of materials defines the open kitchen. The rear counter is sanded stainless steel; the island counter is Purpleheart (an exotic hardwood) with a range by Dacor.
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  In the office are Metropolitan chairs by Jeffrey Bernett for B&B Italia. Most artwork hung throughout the house comes from Sette’s art gallery.
    In the office are Metropolitan chairs by Jeffrey Bernett for B&B Italia. Most artwork hung throughout the house comes from Sette’s art gallery.
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  In the entryway, what at first appears to be a rug is actually cut blue glass terazzo designed by Marwan Al-Sayed.
    In the entryway, what at first appears to be a rug is actually cut blue glass terazzo designed by Marwan Al-Sayed.
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  In the study, an oil painting by David Kroll, one of the artists represented by Sette's gallery hangs above a Le Corbusier daybed.
    In the study, an oil painting by David Kroll, one of the artists represented by Sette's gallery hangs above a Le Corbusier daybed.
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  The custom leather platform bed was designed by Shikany’s firm, PS Studios.
    The custom leather platform bed was designed by Shikany’s firm, PS Studios.
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  The dramatic bathroom features a glass sink designed and cast by Mies Grybaitis of OIA. The etched glass shower is accented by green glass tile.
    The dramatic bathroom features a glass sink designed and cast by Mies Grybaitis of OIA. The etched glass shower is accented by green glass tile.
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