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There is space (and at least 1 special space) for everyone in this new waterfront home in Medina — even Blue and B the dogs

EVERYONE EVER INVOLVED in the design of this fabulous family home on Medina’s Fairweather Bay — even tangentially, between centuries, and even by proxy, between species — had a say in it: the family itself (Ellen and John Tobin, with kids Greta, Riva and Ryan, plus supersweet doggy Blue and brand-new pup B); their go-to principal/lead designer, Tom Rochon of Designs Northwest Architects; and renowned Northwest architect Ralph Anderson, who created the house that was here before.

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Spring Home Design: Northwest architecture, materials and craftsmanship shine in a one-of-a-kind California house that really feels like home

AHHH. VENICE. California’s — maybe all of America’s — quintessential surf’s-up beach town. Where top-heavy palms pass as skinny skyscrapers; sneaker-filling sand stands in for tree debris as “that pesky stuff you track in”; and all manner of vibrancy, creativity and humanity amass under intensely magnetic sunlight.

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This 1920s Broadmoor home defied definition — until a major remodel ushered in a new era of unmistakable ‘casual elegance’

“INCONGRUOUS” CAN FEEL so confusing. “Confusing” can feel so unpleasant.Lots of other ill-at-ease adjectives arose — gamely, but futilely — in trying to define this 1920s Broadmoor home (previously a sad casualty of failed stucco, random additions and mushroom-overrun windowsills) before Clifford Bunch and his husband, David Pritchard, remodeled it with architect Tyler Engle.