Modern Home in a California Resort Town

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August 22, 2012
Originally published in Open House
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Borrego Springs Eternal

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.
    A long low response to the rugged landscape, Doug Paton and Stacey Chapman Paton’s house is a linear white exercise in modern entertaining.
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  Stacey Chapman Paton stands in the hallway.
    Stacey Chapman Paton stands in the hallway.
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  Architect Maurice McKenzie designed not just the home's symmetrical form but the seating in the living room too.
    Architect Maurice McKenzie designed not just the home's symmetrical form but the seating in the living room too.
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  Warren Platner, though, gets the credit for the Wire series lounge chair for Knoll in the bathroom.
    Warren Platner, though, gets the credit for the Wire series lounge chair for Knoll in the bathroom.
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  Architect Maurice McKenzie's symmetrical design is evident throughout the home.
    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.
    A McKenzie-designed bed and a retro wall-hanging in one bedroom.
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  A side chair by Norman Cherner with its back overlooking the golf course.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Stacey and Doug prepare food before the kitchen's massive wall of soothing tile from Heath Ceramics.
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  Stacey walking around the pool.
    Stacey walking around the pool.
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  Guests arrive and gather around the pool, a necessity with Borrego Springs's hot summers.
    Guests arrive and gather around the pool, a necessity with Borrego Springs's hot summers.
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  Carefully decorated hors d'oeuvres.
    Carefully decorated hors d'oeuvres.
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  Stacey and Doug get down to business making drinks.
    Stacey and Doug get down to business making drinks.
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