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open beams in the kitchen ceiling; the wide plank flooring, and natural wood siding. Texas limestone frames the fireplaces and dark, stained barn doors seal off the pantry and laundry rooms. You enter through a 6-foot by 10-foot tall glass pivot door that opens into a Modern Farmhouse style home and immediately step into a large open living room with comfortable seating, a large fireplace, and a baby grand piano. To the left is a staircase leading to the two upstairs bedrooms. Next to the stairway is an open doorway that leads to an office alcove and two more bedrooms. Near the back of the living room, to the left, is an open doorway that leads to the master bedroom. Each bedroom has its own bathroom, making all five ensuites. There are three separate bathrooms in the house, including one in the pool/patio area. To the right of the entry, a hallway leads to the large farmhouse kitchen, GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN SPRING 2020 which opens into a spacious family room with 16-foot ceilings and its own fire- place. A wet bar sits along an outside wall with a pass-through window to the patio, and access to both the living room and the kitchen. To reach the formal din- ing room, with its table for sixteen, you must pass through the wine tunnel—a short passage with 10-foot tall built-in cabinets with glass doors. Wine bottles are stacked from top to bottom. In order to bring the inside out and the outside in, the 10-foot tall glass walls along the back and side patios fold accor- dion style, exposing entire rooms to the elements. Windows in the kitchen and family room open to outdoor counters, with barstools tucked beneath, to allow the passing of food and conversation, and that “enhances the indoor/outdoor experience,” said Diane. Poolside and outside seating areas have overhead infra- red heating to extend the outdoor experi- ence late into the night. “We’re all about creating an environ- ment for people to feel, comfortable, relaxed, and accepted. We’re passionate 61