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Home&Real Estate OPEN HOME GUIDE 60 Also online at Home Front GREEN SALE ... Custom greens arrangements designed by Gamble Garden experts, will be sold on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. to noon at Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Arrangements — made from cedar, cypress, fir, holly, pine, juniper, spruce, magnolia, dried flowers, berries, cones and pods — are made on site in a container provided or purchased that day. Arrangements, which can be pre-ordered and picked up on Dec. 10, are $25 for small, $35 for medium or $45 for large. In addition, holiday greens, plants and wreaths will be available. Information: 650-329-1356 or TREE WALK ... Arborist Kevin Raftery will lead a tree walk through the Greenmeadow neighborhood on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. On the walk, he’ll talk about tree selection, care of trees and identification. The walk, which is co-sponsored by Canopy and Amanda Martin with State Farm Insurance, will begin at the Greenmeadow Community Center, 303 Parkside Drive, Palo Alto. Information: or 650-964-6110 ECO BOXES, WRAP ... Dorothy Yuki and Monica Lee will offer a workshop on “Eco boxes, tags and wrap” on Sunday, Dec. 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the FabMo Workshop Annex, 2423 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View. The workshop will show how to use FabMo wallpaper and fabric, as well as old books, junk mail and magazines — even coffee filters — to make eco-friendly gift wrap. Cost is $30. Information:, click on workshops MAKE A WREATH ... Master gardeners Millie Wright and Rosalie Shepherd will teach a class on “Making a Natural Holiday Wreath” on Wednesday, Dec. 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Room 219 at Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Basic materials, such as greenery found in gardens and parks, will be provided; participants may bring other greenery, lights or ornaments to incorporate. Cost is $10 for nonmembers, $8 for members. Information: or 650-289-5400 GOT AN EXTRA WARM COAT? ... Local Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offices (including two in Palo Alto, at 245 Lytton Ave., Suite 100; and 2745 Middlefield Road) are collecting gently used winter items — coats, sweaters, jackets, sweatshirts, hats, mittens, towels and blankets — for the annual “Operation: One Warm Coat” campaign. The warm items will be collected through Dec. 16, then distributed through local organizations. N Send notices of news and events related to real estate, interior design, home improvement and gardening to Home Front, Palo Alto Weekly, P.O. Box 1610, Palo Alto, CA 94302, or email cblitzer@paweekly. com. Deadline is Thursday at 5 p.m. Top left: The Mission Revival home is one of five on Bowdoin Street in College Terrace. Top right: After the renovation, one can step down to a brick, enclosed patio. Above: The living room has “grace notes,” including leaded-glass windows and an arched fireplace. College Terrace _ Q X W ^ M \ _ in holiday home tour Tour covers eight structures, from an 1893 Queen Anne to the Charles Sumnerdesigned library Above left: New touches in the bathroom include a medicine cabinet and sink/vanity top. Above: One enters the renovated galley kitchen through a gentle arch from the living room. story by Carol Blitzer U photographs by Veronica Weber t all started with a broken the kitchen, the only back door which were completed two oven. was through the one bedroom, years ago, will be on tour this When the owner of a tiny and you could easily trip step- Sunday, Dec. 11, at the 24th cottage on Bowdoin Street ping down to the backyard. annual Palo Alto Stanford thought about replacing that She turned to Palo Alto ar- Heritage (PAST) Holiday oven, she realized that there chitect Jon Stoumen to solve House Tour. This year the were a few other things that these problems and come up tour focuses on seven homes could use adjusting: A wall with a plan. (continued on page 55) cut off the living room from The results of their labors, I *>œÊÌœÊ7iiŽÞÊUÊ iVi“LiÀʙ]ÊÓ䣣ÊU Page 53

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