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February 26, 2009
Originally published in Renovate It!
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  The kitchen and Baker's home office, which has artwork and inspiration pinned above the desk, are aligned behind sliding fiberglass-and-bamboo shoji screens. Devoid of cabinetry, the kitchen is fitted out with industrial cantilevered shelving from E-Z Shelving Systems in Kansas City. The red tiles behind the stove are from Heath Ceramics.
    The kitchen and Baker's home office, which has artwork and inspiration pinned above the desk, are aligned behind sliding fiberglass-and-bamboo shoji screens. Devoid of cabinetry, the kitchen is fitted out with industrial cantilevered shelving from E-Z Shelving Systems in Kansas City. The red tiles behind the stove are from Heath Ceramics.
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  The office is aligned against one wall of the great room, behind a three-panel system of fiberglass-and-bamboo shoji screens that can be variously arranged according to the occasion and the degree of disarray.
    The office is aligned against one wall of the great room, behind a three-panel system of fiberglass-and-bamboo shoji screens that can be variously arranged according to the occasion and the degree of disarray.
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  David Baker sits on the Plyboo bed of his own design; it was fabricated by Julianna Sassaman.
    David Baker sits on the Plyboo bed of his own design; it was fabricated by Julianna Sassaman.
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  The bathroom glows with various shades of Turkish-style glass tiles (in Iris) from Galleria Tile in San Francisco; the custom nickel-plated hardware is from Chicago Faucets.
    The bathroom glows with various shades of Turkish-style glass tiles (in Iris) from Galleria Tile in San Francisco; the custom nickel-plated hardware is from Chicago Faucets.
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  The living room is a comfortable melange of pieces Baker grew up with, such as the Robsjohn-Gibbings chaise, and ones he's added, such as the Frank Gehry Power Play club chair.
    The living room is a comfortable melange of pieces Baker grew up with, such as the Robsjohn-Gibbings chaise, and ones he's added, such as the Frank Gehry Power Play club chair.
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  A dedicated cyclist, Baker suspends his bikes using a rope-and-pulley system. Paco Prieto of Pacassa Studios designed the small table on which the pumpkin rests; the dining table was designed by Baker and fabricated by Thomas Jameson. The painting is by local artist Rex Ray.
    A dedicated cyclist, Baker suspends his bikes using a rope-and-pulley system. Paco Prieto of Pacassa Studios designed the small table on which the pumpkin rests; the dining table was designed by Baker and fabricated by Thomas Jameson. The painting is by local artist Rex Ray.
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  The rain garden is framed by bamboo on one side and horsetail on the other. A filter fabric beneath the pebbles helps direct water from the roof into the planters and the ground, eliminating runoff.
    The rain garden is framed by bamboo on one side and horsetail on the other. A filter fabric beneath the pebbles helps direct water from the roof into the planters and the ground, eliminating runoff.
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  A spiral staircase descends from the glass deck to the rain garden, which replaced a concrete pad.
    A spiral staircase descends from the glass deck to the rain garden, which replaced a concrete pad.
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  Baker's winsome collection of dolls includes the behatted figure known in Czech folklore as the Hesterman, who drags naughty children to a watery demise.
    Baker's winsome collection of dolls includes the behatted figure known in Czech folklore as the Hesterman, who drags naughty children to a watery demise.
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