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Modern Home in a California Resort Town

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

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