Double Time

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January 14, 2009
Originally published in Small Wonders
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  Allison Orr stands in the kitchen; the new half of the house is behind her.
    Allison Orr stands in the kitchen; the new half of the house is behind her.
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  Blake Trabulsi dressed up the front yard by adding bright colors to the 1930s facade.
    Blake Trabulsi dressed up the front yard by adding bright colors to the 1930s facade.
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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.
    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.
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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.
    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.
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  The office contains a platform, where Blake practices drums (or naps with daughter Genevieve).
    The office contains a platform, where Blake practices drums (or naps with daughter Genevieve).
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  The office adjoins a light-filled guest bathroom.
    The office adjoins a light-filled guest bathroom.
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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.
    A back patio, designed by Allison’s sister, Jennifer Orr, a landscape architect, opens to the living room and to the office.
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