Welcome to the Jungle

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April 14, 2009
Originally published in Beyond Green
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  Dotted by potted plants and lined with a simple iron gate, Casa Tuscania’s back patio aims to exist harmoniously with the wild environment just beyond.
    Dotted by potted plants and lined with a simple iron gate, Casa Tuscania’s back patio aims to exist harmoniously with the wild environment just beyond.
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  Banks of windows and translucent panels help keep Casa Tuscania nice and airy.
    Banks of windows and translucent panels help keep Casa Tuscania nice and airy.
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  José Roberto looks down on the secluded courtyard, where Pilar and Patty open things up.
    José Roberto looks down on the secluded courtyard, where Pilar and Patty open things up.
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  Exposed beams and a cantilevered loft soar over the high-traffic eating area, giving the family a sense of spaciousness.
    Exposed beams and a cantilevered loft soar over the high-traffic eating area, giving the family a sense of spaciousness.
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  The bottom level houses the bedrooms where Pilar, José Roberto, Patty, and Jimena loll.
    The bottom level houses the bedrooms where Pilar, José Roberto, Patty, and Jimena loll.
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  The family room contains furniture reminiscent of Ligne Roset’s Togo collection and a CH 07 egg-carton lamp by Salvadoran designer Eugenio Menjívar.
    The family room contains furniture reminiscent of Ligne Roset’s Togo collection and a CH 07 egg-carton lamp by Salvadoran designer Eugenio Menjívar.
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  Jimena makes use of a giant chalkboard just outside.
    Jimena makes use of a giant chalkboard just outside.
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  José Roberto, who says his family is always cooking something, prepares a snack with Jimena on the Ariston gas cooktop installed on the custom table.
    José Roberto, who says his family is always cooking something, prepares a snack with Jimena on the Ariston gas cooktop installed on the custom table.
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