Modern Home in a California Resort Town

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August 22, 2012

A storied 1980 party house enters a mellower chapter of intimate gatherings filled with canapés, crooners, and cocktails.

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  A long low response to the rugged landscape, Doug Paton and Stacey Chapman Paton’s house is a linear white exercise 
in modern entertaining.  Photo by: JUCO
    A long low response to the rugged landscape, Doug Paton and Stacey Chapman Paton’s house is a linear white exercise in modern entertaining.

    Photo by: JUCO

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  Stacey Chapman Paton stands in the hallway.  Photo by: JUCO
    Stacey Chapman Paton stands in the hallway.

    Photo by: JUCO

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  Architect Maurice McKenzie designed not just the home's symmetrical form but the seating in the living room too.  Photo by: JUCO
    Architect Maurice McKenzie designed not just the home's symmetrical form but the seating in the living room too.

    Photo by: JUCO

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  Warren Platner, though, gets the credit for the Wire series lounge chair for Knoll in the bathroom.  Photo by: JUCO
    Warren Platner, though, gets the credit for the Wire series lounge chair for Knoll in the bathroom.

    Photo by: JUCO

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  Architect Maurice McKenzie's symmetrical design is evident throughout the home.  Photo by: JUCO
    Architect Maurice McKenzie's symmetrical design is evident throughout the home.

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  A McKenzie-designed bed and a retro wall-hanging in one bedroom.  Photo by: JUCO
    A McKenzie-designed bed and a retro wall-hanging in one bedroom.

    Photo by: JUCO

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  A side chair by Norman Cherner with its back overlooking the golf course.  Photo by: JUCO
    A side chair by Norman Cherner with its back overlooking the golf course.

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  A pair of posters by op-art master Victor Vasarely in the other bedroom.  Photo by: JUCO
    A pair of posters by op-art master Victor Vasarely in the other bedroom.

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  Tucked into one end of the house, a desk by Florence Knoll displays Stacey’s mid-century pottery.  Photo by: JUCO
    Tucked into one end of the house, a desk by Florence Knoll displays Stacey’s mid-century pottery.

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  Elsewhere, secondhand finds and cool ceramics jazz up shelves and countertops.  Photo by: JUCO
    Elsewhere, secondhand finds and cool ceramics jazz up shelves and countertops.

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  Stacey and Doug prepare food before the kitchen's massive wall of soothing tile from Heath Ceramics.  Photo by: JUCO
    Stacey and Doug prepare food before the kitchen's massive wall of soothing tile from Heath Ceramics.

    Photo by: JUCO

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  Stacey walking around the pool.  Photo by: JUCO
    Stacey walking around the pool.

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  Guests arrive and gather around the pool, a necessity with Borrego Springs's hot summers.  Photo by: JUCO
    Guests arrive and gather around the pool, a necessity with Borrego Springs's hot summers.

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  Carefully decorated hors d'oeuvres.  Photo by: JUCO
    Carefully decorated hors d'oeuvres.

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  Stacey and Doug get down to business making drinks.  Photo by: JUCO
    Stacey and Doug get down to business making drinks.

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