Gilroy Today 2009 09 Fall | Page 18

a large fireplace , a spectacular west view window and no TV , this is her place to relax .
James , on the other hand , is fond of the great room . Flowing into the kitchen , it is home to a large open dining room and a big , comfy family room . The high ceilings and open trusses were designed to mimic a 400-year-old Italian villa . The open beamed trusses were actually manufactured in Paso Robles .
The entrance is grand and inviting . The ornate vineyard theme that adorns the iron and glass front doors was design by Carolyn . The large floor compass was handmade by Polish craftsmen in Antioch . All the inlay pieces were hand cut with an oversized band saw .
One of the favorite gathering places is the second floor game room It opens onto a large
porch room and again the spectacular views west over the vineyards . Of course , the comfortable outside areas with all the covered porches , pool , deck and barbeque make for an ideal summer party spot .
Speaking of which , James and Carolyn are about the host their third annual harvest party . It would be hard to find a more beautiful and welcoming setting for any get-together .
Views from every window in every room