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INSIDE: N Classified Marketplace, page 55 N Puzzles, page 56 Al so on lin E M 50 HO GE EN PA OP IDE, GU HOME & REAL ESTATE PA L O A LT O W E E K LY e at w w w .P al o Al to On lin e. co m Home Front charm LOOKING FOR IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES DESIGN AND DANCE ... Designers from San Francisco City College will offer a program on floral design techniques and trends while interpreting music at The Garden Club of Los Altos meeting on Tuesday, March 22, at 1:15 p.m. The group meets at Christ Episcopal Church, 1040 Border Road, Los Altos. $10 guest fee. Information: 650-964-7614. (continued on page 40) The shingled exterior, top, of the 1914 home in Downtown North is typical of the era. Above, Cabinets added in the 1970s were painted white, with moldings added to blend better with the Edwardian motif. by Carol Blitzer usan Farrell likes to go on house tours, picking up design tidbits and generally seeing what home-decorating or remodeling ideas others have come up with. So, while chatting at last year’s Charming Cottages of Palo Alto tour, a docent asked her what her own home looks like. Her description drew the committee’s curiosity — and her 1914 home was chosen for this year’s event. Farrell’s Downtown North home is one of four that is open to the public on April 1 and 2. S Farrell chose the home in 2004, winning a bidding war against others who were drawn to the home’s Edwardian details, among other features. The coffered ceilings in living and dining rooms, fireplace and mantel are all original, as are the built-in, glass-fronted cabinets in the dining room. But addition of living-room cabinets was clearly a 1970s misstep, Farrell said. When she remodeled the two bathrooms a year and a half ago, she also “fixed” that by having her contractor, Stan Roose of Los Altos, paint the cabinets white and Veronica Weber TREASURE MART ... This year’s theme for Treasure Market 2011, the biennial fundraiser for the Cantor Arts Center Art Acquisition Fund, is “Vintage in Vogue.” The event kicks off with an opening night party and sale on Friday, March 25, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and continues on Saturday, March 26, and Sunday, March 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Arrillaga Center for Sports & Recreation, 341 Galvez St., Stanford Mills College annual home tour offers ideas with contemporary appeal and respect for tradition Veronica Weber MANAGE YOUR REMODEL ... “How to Manage Your Kitchen or Bath Remodel” is among the new courses offered Spring Quarter through Palo Alto Adult School. Taught by Mollyanne Sherman, a certified kitchen, bath and interior designer, the class runs for five weeks on Tuesdays, March 22 through May 3, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Palo Alto High School Room 1706, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Cost is $75 plus $30 materials fee payable to the instructor. Information: 650-3293752 or www.paadultschool. org Veronica Weber STANFORD’S GARDENS ... Katsy Swan will talk about the “Evolution of the Gardens at Stanford Medical Center” on Sunday, March 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Gamble Garden Center, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. The talk will be followed by private walking tours through the gardens on March 29 and 31. With a goal of creating contemplative spaces for patients, families and staff, the gardens were created within the constraints of a building complex. Swan will also discuss the impact of the hospital’s expansion on the garden. Cost is $40 for nonmembers, $30 for members. Information: 650329-1356 or An L-shaped bench, with a custom-shaped curve, offers additional storage for art supplies in the dining room. (continued on page 39) *>œÊÌœÊ7iiŽÞÊUÊ>ÀV…Ê£n]ÊÓ䣣ÊU Page 37

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