Rancho house Continued from Page 8 University, Gaymond’s alma mater. Every summer, they host a WSU entrepreneurship program and host as many as five students in their guest house starting in May. Mellowing with age Now for some details on the house. It’s built of Carmel stone and first-growth redwood that have both mellowed with age. It has the original copper pipes and tile roof. There are 11 bathrooms but only three bedrooms, not counting the guest house. The 25-foot-by-50-foot living room has two comfortable sitting areas. Among the furnishings are a pair of Chinese bunching tables made by Gaymond, a 1920 Steinway concert grand piano from Carnegie Hall and an inlaid wood music box from the 1800s. Vibrant oil paintings by local artists adorn the walls. Noteworthy are the beamed ceilings throughout the house (no two are unlike) and the Carmel stone and wood floors. The living area of the house is more or less a U-shape, surrounding a Spanish-style courtyard and pool. To the right, as you enter, are the library, living room and bedrooms, which open off a gallery. To the left are the kitchen, dining room and office. The loggia is at the center. From the master bedroom, which has a large sitting
area and fireplace, there’s a view wherever you look. “We see the entire house every day,” Cindy said, “unlike a big house with rooms you seldom see.” “Rancho San Antonio” is well loved and well lived in. N
A Premier Spring Evening The benefit for the Los Altos History Museum celebrates historical living. Where: The former Dawson estate, “Rancho San Antonio,” now the home of Cindy and Gaymond Schultz. When: 5:30-8:30 p.m. May 7. Details: Cover Story, Vintage Bath, Yves Delorme, Alabasta the Flower Shop and Ephesus Gallery will showcase their wares in the house. In addition, the event will feature live music, food and wine. Tickets: $95 for museum members, $110 for nonmembers. Purchase tickets at the museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road, noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, or online at www.losaltoshistory.org.
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