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The last time Blake Trabulsi and Allison Orr had a party at their house in Austin, Texas, it lasted until 5 a.m. Observes Trabulsi: “People are so comfortable here, they never want to leave.”
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  Allison Orr stands in the kitchen; the new half of the house is behind her.  Photo by: Jack Thompson
    Allison Orr stands in the kitchen; the new half of the house is behind her.

    Photo by: Jack Thompson

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  Blake Trabulsi dressed up the front yard by adding bright colors to the 1930s facade.  Photo by: Jack Thompson
    Blake Trabulsi dressed up the front yard by adding bright colors to the 1930s facade.

    Photo by: Jack Thompson

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  The living room isn’t large, but its high ceiling makes it feel airy, and furniture on slender legs allows light and air to circulate through the space.  Photo by: Jack Thompson
    The living room isn’t large, but its high ceiling makes it feel airy, and furniture on slender legs allows light and air to circulate through the space.

    Photo by: Jack Thompson

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  The kitchen links the new and old parts of the house; fittingly, its style is somewhere between traditional and modern. A kitchen wall makes room for a fridge and roll-out shelving.  Photo by: Jack Thompson
    The kitchen links the new and old parts of the house; fittingly, its style is somewhere between traditional and modern. A kitchen wall makes room for a fridge and roll-out shelving.

    Photo by: Jack Thompson

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  The office contains a platform, where Blake practices drums (or naps with daughter Genevieve).  Photo by: Jack Thompson
    The office contains a platform, where Blake practices drums (or naps with daughter Genevieve).

    Photo by: Jack Thompson

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  The office adjoins a light-filled guest bathroom.  Photo by: Jack Thompson
    The office adjoins a light-filled guest bathroom.

    Photo by: Jack Thompson

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  A back patio, designed by Allison’s sister, Jennifer Orr, a landscape architect, opens to the living room and to the office.  Photo by: Jack Thompson
    A back patio, designed by Allison’s sister, Jennifer Orr, a landscape architect, opens to the living room and to the office.

    Photo by: Jack Thompson

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