Rancho House Continued from Page 7 cost of $111,798.77. Dawson commuted from Detroit to oversee construction. After he and his wife moved in, he became a leader in the community. In 1976, after Ina’s death, close to 70 acres were sold for development. In 1980, after nearly 45 years in the Dawson family, the house and acreage atop the knoll were sold to Patty Sue and John Mozart. The Mozarts updated the house, bringing in Los Angeles interior designer Ron Wilson, whose clients included Johnny Carson and Cher. Which brings us to the Schultzes, who appreciate the loggia created by the Mozarts. It is framed in Texas fossil stone and features a beamed ceiling and sliding pocket doors that open to the courtyard, making it part of the outdoors. The dining room, a Wilson inspiration, has a Moroccan flavor with ornate lattice work covering the windows and a wrap-around mural, complete with camels and palm trees, on the walls. Cindy just had the dining room painted and marvels that not one drop of paint marred the beloved mural. A large brass chandelier with candle lights hangs above the 14-foot dining table, which is handy when the Schultzes host functions supporting Washington State Continued on Page 10
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