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Master Suite The master suite was part of a renovation that created a private haven for the homeowners. The birth of a second son prompted the expansion, which added a much-needed bedroom, spacious bath and walk-in closets. Master Bath German smeared mortar over an accent wall fashioned from the home’s exterior brick punctuates the rustically casual dining space. A massive black lantern hangs from the recessed ceiling illuminating the handhewn farm table surrounded by French country chairs dressed in cream linen. Two captain’s chairs upholstered in oatmeal linen flank each end of the table.

by the bath is an antique that belonged to her uncle. The bath and his and hers closets are storage marvels. “Where once we were pressed for places to put things, now we have an abundance of storage,” Karen says. Floor to ceiling cabinets line the wall beside the shower; across the room, vanity cabinet support his and hers sinks. The corner soaking tub is Karen’s haven at the end of a busy day. But it is her closet that makes her happiest. She called California Closets to arrange the custom shelving. Where 24

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once clothes were crammed in with shoes and purses, rods are now mixed among shoe cabinets with glass doors, special drawers for purses and a cabinet for boots and coats. A small chandelier lights the hats displayed as though perched in the finest haberdashery. Karen says her inheritance has served the family well. "We love this house," she says. "I know other people in the neighborhood have sold their homes and moved north of town, but I'll never leave," she says. "It's just right for us!"

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78209 Magazine - May 2019  

Community and Lifestyle magazine for the 78209 zipcode of San Antonio.

78209 Magazine - May 2019  

Community and Lifestyle magazine for the 78209 zipcode of San Antonio.

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