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Remnants of Emily’s artwork, such as this handpainted stained-glass window, can still be found throughout the house.
clouds. In a community with a high amount of socializing, Neva and Shahar value the private oasis of their porch, but it does also offer enough space to socially distance with family and friends during the pandemic. That includes both sets of grandparents, Florence Link and Thomas Link, and Guy Howard and Sharon Howard, who were fascinated by Solterra’s community concept and happy to live closer to their grandson. Solterra has a garden where residents can contribute plantings and share the harvest of sweet potatoes, berries and more. The recent arrival of two beehives provides the neighborhood with an abundance of fresh honey. Neva and Shahar’s own front yard is filled with fruit trees. Landscaper Michele DeRose of DeRose Garden
ABOVE Nadav, 10, hangs from the wood-carved stairwell. RIGHT “The hot tub is in the screened-in porch so we can avoid the bugs and be out there in the rain and snow,” Neva says. 74
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