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Those seeking the opulence and luxury of a coastal mansion may find their dream home far from any ocean—in the Coronado Country Club Estates, nestled in the foothills of the Franklin Mountains. With stunning panoramic views of El Paso, more than 10,000 square feet of livable space and a brandnew, top-to-bottom remodel, this property brings the contemporary style and elegance of a Miami or Los Angeles estate to northwest El Paso. Built in 1965, this sprawling, multilevel home boasts six bedrooms, six full bathrooms, two 3/4 baths and one 1/2 bath, a full formal dining room and formal living room, along with two multifunctional living spaces, a large kitchen with bar and pantry, game hobby room and much more. Skylights and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout flood the home with beautiful natural light, making its stark whites and greys pop alongside deeper, natural wood accents and splashes of color in the decor. Marble travertine and light grey wood flooring cover the main rooms. The master suite includes a fireplace and full bathroom with huge mirrors, double sinks and redone cabinets, a large shower and spectacular desert views from its lush jacuzzi tub. Through the master bath, a stairway leads down to the left-wing lower level, featuring a fitness room, steam shower and wine cellar—perfect for a good workout and an even better cool-down after. On the opposite side of the house, are two spacious bedrooms at the end of a long, bright hallway. Another set of stairs leads to the rightmost lower level, with two rooms ready to customize—art studio, yoga room, man cave or bar. A massive kitchen includes a full gas range with hood and new tile backsplash, microwave and convection oven, commercial-grade reach-in

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stainless steel sinks, recessed lighting and raised panel cabinets, granite countertops and island with bar seating, perfect for drinks or a casual meal with friends under another sparkling view of the mountains.

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A marble travertine driveway leads to the property’s spacious, five-car garage, and a lush, green front and back yard wraps around the home, leading to another of its crown jewels—a heated in-ground pool and patio area unlike any other in El Paso. Contemporary grey paving stones are inlaid into grass, creating an eye-catching pattern alongside the crystal-

“It ’s truly a special

blue pool, hot tub, wet bar, grill and outdoor kitchen area, full bathroom and views of the peaks of the Franklin Mountains and the wide, blue El Paso sky. Located on a cul-de-sac and surrounded by ornate wroughtiron fencing, it offers unrivaled tranquility and privacy. Just a few years ago, however, the home was foreclosed and long

property, especially

vacant, falling into disrepair and a famed hangout for teens seeking time away from prying adult eyes—until its current owner/seller saw its potential and purchased the property for just over $500,000. While the owner intended to live in it while it underwent an extensive and necessary remodel, the sprawling property proved

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When the overhaul began, the house was a far cry from what you see today. Windows were broken; it needed reflooring, repainting and remodeling, yard work, new fixtures and beyond, all of which was finished in a six-month period. Within two weeks of relisting, the house had a handful of offers. “We came in and reimagined the property and gave it the vision it really needed,” said Realtor Ricardo Ramos. “You see homes like this on TV, on ‘Million Dollar Listings’ and shows like that, but never around here. It’s truly a special property, especially for El Paso.” For more info on this property contact Alexander Cordova-The Alexander Cordova Luxury Real Estate Group (915) 800-8396

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By: VERONICA NEVAREZ

Photography by: ART MORENO JR.

Interior Design by: ROSS LANDERS

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as it is remarkable, the home built by Ross Landers, noteworthy interior designer for the Sun City and beyond, proves that beauty and function can be artfully combined in any living space. In fact, the 35-year decorator’s craft is characterized by a well-honed science of color, texture and design—the home he calls his own best exemplifies this amazing talent. Built in May of 2018, Ross explains that the home was once an old SAE fraternity house for the nearby UTEP chapter. In fact, the house sits on what was once a volleyball court used for the fraternity’s enjoyment. Today, the home touts a sleek, contemporary design that is beautifully enhanced with captivating period pieces and worldly relics. On entry, following an exquisite foyer, is an open concept that defines a living area that extends from kitchen to formal dining room. The living area, which Ross refers to as the “great room,” is a collage of artwork and décor described as a “mishmash” of contemporary and period pieces, and is the area of the home where most entertaining is done. In this room, one finds the elaborate collection of Kutani Geishas, which is definitely an eye-catcher and just one aspect of the room’s intricate décor. Outside, the patios in the front and rear of the home are separated from its interior with complete floor to ceiling windows that lend to the fluidity of the space. In the evening, the walls are said “to disappear” and become one with the space when the evening lights permeate into the home. As Ross explains, “The reasoning for the patios is to create inside/outside expansion for a very small space.” Throughout this continuity, the entire area commands itself as a focal point from the impressive array of interesting pieces spanning various eras, and all thoughtfully placed. The artwork displayed is gathered from Ross’s travels in the country and abroad, and span international trade markets to estate sales, to even the simplest garage sale. A self-proclaimed “repo,” he has an impeccable eye for gathering items that will eventually make their debut in the home and says he tucks away his artful findings for just the right moment.

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The patio in the rear of the home features a large, stunning

are sleek, and the stonework is modern in color and texture,

bronze torchière that Ross describes as an “Egyptian

and could easily be out of a contemporary art magazine.

revival,” and which stands prominently in the space while

Circling back around the home is a half bath on the

overlooking yet another beautifully-carved, cherub statute.

opposite side, which Ross refers to as the powder room.

Back inside, the awe-inspiring motif of the lavish dining

The room is adorned with an exquisite vanity from the

area is comprised of artwork from all over, including that of

Commode period of early 18th century France. On top

local artists. The room is also accented by medieval corbels

sits what was once a Chinese Imari-era noodle bowl, now

that are situated between the ceiling and the walls, giving

repurposed as the vanity’s basin. Adorning the room are

the impression of reinforcing the structural beams on either

Chinese statues and most notably, a large calligraphy brush,

side. Adjacent to the dining room lies the only bedroom in

which Ross framed with an original Chinese scroll as the

the home and reveals, according to Ross, a once-hidden area

backdrop for this magnificent implement. The dazzling

of the home that previously housed a maintenance room.

stained glass window complements the room beautifully

The undiscovered area is now exposed and hovers above as a

and is another one of Ross’s estate sale finds. Adjacent

very quaint and thoughtfully utilized loft space. Eventually,

to the powder room and back in the foyer is a delicately

Ross plans to extend the area back to fully open the space and,

carved, wooden cabinet, which houses more of the exquisite

of course, to unleash the decorating opportunities therein.

Chinese statues that the designer has collected and which

Among others, the bedroom is adorned with artwork and

hold a captivating theme throughout the home. Circling

statues from a colonial Mexican period, which Ross says he

back to the kitchen, one finds modern cabinetry that fuses

appreciates for “their ability to survive” more than anything.

function and design, and showcases black stainless-steel

Not surprisingly, he came to El Paso for “the border and the

appliances for an uncommon touch. The room is accented

culture,” and has clearly replicated his admiration for our

beautifully by a large column and another of Ross’s alluring

city’s rich history through this particular collection. Finally,

finds. All in all, this home is in and of itself a work of

beyond the bedroom is a modern bath that demonstrates

art that showcases the hard-to-come by talents of a local

Ross’s uncanny talent for blending concepts. Here the lines

interior designer and equates to what is, truly, a hidden gem.

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The patio in the rear of the home features a large, stunning

are sleek, and the stonework is modern in color and texture,

bronze torchière that Ross describes as an “Egyptian

and could easily be out of a contemporary art magazine.

revival,” and which stands prominently in the space while

Circling back around the home is a half bath on the

overlooking yet another beautifully-carved, cherub statute.

opposite side, which Ross refers to as the powder room.

Back inside, the awe-inspiring motif of the lavish dining

The room is adorned with an exquisite vanity from the

area is comprised of artwork from all over, including that of

Commode period of early 18th century France. On top

local artists. The room is also accented by medieval corbels

sits what was once a Chinese Imari-era noodle bowl, now

that are situated between the ceiling and the walls, giving

repurposed as the vanity’s basin. Adorning the room are

the impression of reinforcing the structural beams on either

Chinese statues and most notably, a large calligraphy brush,

side. Adjacent to the dining room lies the only bedroom in

which Ross framed with an original Chinese scroll as the

the home and reveals, according to Ross, a once-hidden area

backdrop for this magnificent implement. The dazzling

of the home that previously housed a maintenance room.

stained glass window complements the room beautifully

The undiscovered area is now exposed and hovers above as a

and is another one of Ross’s estate sale finds. Adjacent

very quaint and thoughtfully utilized loft space. Eventually,

to the powder room and back in the foyer is a delicately

Ross plans to extend the area back to fully open the space and,

carved, wooden cabinet, which houses more of the exquisite

of course, to unleash the decorating opportunities therein.

Chinese statues that the designer has collected and which

Among others, the bedroom is adorned with artwork and

hold a captivating theme throughout the home. Circling

statues from a colonial Mexican period, which Ross says he

back to the kitchen, one finds modern cabinetry that fuses

appreciates for “their ability to survive” more than anything.

function and design, and showcases black stainless-steel

Not surprisingly, he came to El Paso for “the border and the

appliances for an uncommon touch. The room is accented

culture,” and has clearly replicated his admiration for our

beautifully by a large column and another of Ross’s alluring

city’s rich history through this particular collection. Finally,

finds. All in all, this home is in and of itself a work of

beyond the bedroom is a modern bath that demonstrates

art that showcases the hard-to-come by talents of a local

Ross’s uncanny talent for blending concepts. Here the lines

interior designer and equates to what is, truly, a hidden gem.

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BETTER READ THAN DEAD

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THE AMERICANS ROBERT FRANK What better way to honor late photographer Robert Frank than by buying the book that made him a legend? Frank revolutionized photojournalism with his “snapshot” aesthetic, which is still striking despite all the imitators. Even if you or your guests aren’t photo buffs, everyone enjoys seeing what America looked like in the 1950s. ALL AMERICAN ADS 60S JIM HEIMANN As you might have guessed, this coffee table banger gives readers a tour through the golden era of American advertisements—the 1960s. You’ll feel nostalgic, you’ll feel patriotic, and you’ll probably rewatch all of Mad Men. THE LIFE AND LOVE OF THE SEA LEWIS BLACKWELL I know you love the desert, so do I. However, sometimes we need water—like seriously big bodies of water. You guessed it, I’m talking about the sea. And when Peñasco just isn’t in the budget, there’s no better way to get there than with this collection of maritime photos and stories from around the globe. COP CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON Christopher Anderson has had a prolific year. Just about six months after launching his much acclaimed “Approximate Joy,” the New York Magazine photo extraordinaire has struck gold again with “Cop.” The photobook documents NYC’s finest through a collection of emphatic, close-cropped street portraits.

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In one of the oldest, most sought after neighborhoods in El

to extending the house, the list goes on and on to what Yari’s

Paso, sits a 1935 home with updated looks. This Kern home has

vision was for this beautiful home.

been given a face lift that transforms the neighborhood, while

Changing the front entry of a home was something I’d never

preserving its rustic charm. Realtor Yari Orta-Rubio and her

heard of until Yari told me that the front door I came through

husband buy and transform houses to keep up with modern

was originally a wall. She moved the entry door to create a

trends. “I’m a Realtor; therefore I know location, and Kern Place

bedroom from a sunroom that was originally there. Now looking

is one of the most desirable locations in El Paso. Secondly, I have

at the transformed home, you will notice its distinction from

great appreciation for older homes that have the bones to get a

houses surrounding. The beautiful white brick, dark blue door

face lift. This property had so much character and potential and

and shutters make the house unique to the area. Walking inside

I got a vision for it once I saw it,” said Yari. From transforming

you will be greeted with the most warm and bright front room

the front entry of the house, adding extra rooms and bathrooms,

with beautiful white walls, large windows and a fireplace with

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classic black and white tiles to accent it. The room is extremely spacious with wood floors that run throughout the house. Toward the middle of the house is a spacious kitchen with all new appliances and windows creating this space to be very bright and airy. To the right you will see a beautiful long hallway with three bedrooms and two baths. The home was originally three bedrooms and 1.75 baths. The two rooms toward the front are spacious and bright. Between them is a renovated bathroom with accents as unique as the home. Yari chose beautiful accent tile that pairs extremely well with the gold

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Walking out of the third bedroom bathroom or the kitchen you will be greeted with extremely tall ceilings with wood accents, bright windows and exposed brick which once was the exterior of the back casita. The rod iron banister and wood steps were all designed by Yari and specially created for this home. At the bottom of the steps is a huge dining/entertainment area fit for all your needs. The laundry room to your left is closed off by a barn door and has unique tile that will make you want to leave the door open all the time. Towards the back center of the room is a spacious bar equipped with a sink and space for a mini fridge, perfect for entertaining. The master bedroom is also located on the bottom level. On the right of the dining/entertainment space, is a barn door to one of the most beautiful, spacious master bedrooms. Walking in you will see a bright sunroom with doors connecting to the side yard and to the left is the opening to the once casita and now 845-square foot master bedroom. The ceiling has wood accents and there is also a fireplace. It was very important to Yari to keep the original wood accents and the fireplace as staples of the original home. The master is large enough to have a small sitting area as well. The master bathroom has a coastal feel to it, with blue, gold and white accents—like something from a beach town. The master bathroom also has a soaking tub and a walk-in rain shower. The master closet is extremely spacious since Yari transformed it from a single car garage.

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Yari and her husband have a great eye for renovating homes. You can see how much love went into renovating this home: “It ended up looking as I had it in my mind. It took a full year to renovate the property but at the end, it's just perfect. The property has all the elements needed for a perfect place: formal and entertaining areas, spacious open chef and butler's kitchen, a large master suite, high ceilings with lots of natural light, comfortable side yard and beautiful front views! So far our best project!” This home was featured on “The Open House Show” on YouTube. If you just fell in love with this home, you’re in luck. This unique Kern home is currently on the market. www.thecitymagazineelp.com

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Bathrooms Feng Shui

| By: GRACE NEUHAUS, CERTIFIED FENG SHUI CONSULTANT & PRACTITIONER | Have you ever noticed how refreshed you feel after a nice hot

Chi energy can be flushed out of your home through the toilet

shower or soaking in the bathtub? Though it is not the most

and bathroom drains. It is important to minimize opportunities

obvious place we go to relax, the bathroom is a key area of

for energy to flow out too quickly, taking your health and

the home, as it is where you cleanse and purify the body. The

prosperity along with it.

bathroom has one of the largest impacts on the energy of your

running toilets are wasteful and can cause money to slowly

home and physical well-being, as the home’s plumbing system

leak away, and your health to be negatively impacted too. Make

corresponds to our elimination system. It is a physical process

sure to always have these items fixed and working properly.

but it also aids us in releasing toxic emotions and ideas.

Closing the toilet lid and shower curtain to hide water drains

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Many bathrooms are lifeless, dim and neglected. Ways to uplift

clean, fresh and airy, and use a good air freshener. Always keep

the energy in the bathroom are simple yet impactful. Replace

the bathroom door closed!

old shower curtains or towels with new ones, as these items are

Things to avoid in the bathroom include carpeting as this is

breeding places for mold and mildew. Place live plants in the

a breeding space for mildew. Use nice bathroom mats that are

bathroom to help absorb the humidity and create a healthier

appropriately sized for the bathtub and sink area. Avoid clutter

atmosphere. If you do not have a green thumb or windows for

also, as this creates issues with your finances and health, and

proper lighting, you may use a silk plant instead. Adding a fresh

be sure to empty trash cans daily. Clutter in any area of the

coat of light-colored paint is always a quick fix to uplift a small

home creates chaos. Do not keep old worn out toothbrushes—

space. Artwork, colorful candles and fresh scents like essential

be sure to replace them regularly and keep toothbrushes in your

oils are positive in helping your health and attitudes take an

medicine cabinet. Dispose of empty old shampoo bottles or soap

upward turn.

dispensers.

Make sure that the bathroom receives ample sunlight and

Finally, hanging a faceted crystal between the toilet seat

fresh air by opening the window regularly. If you do not have

and sink from the ceiling helps to balance the energy of the

windows, use the ventilators to prevent harsh smells from

bathroom. Enjoy relaxing in your new and improved feng shui

going into other rooms. If natural sunlight is not available, you

bathroom.

can lift the lighting using candles as well. Keep the bathroom

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couch in the attached living area, it becomes clear that Catherine's design preferences lack neither quirk nor style. "I wanted to do a fairly traditional design but with a lot of whimsy because I didn't want it to be too stuffy," says Catherine. The kitchen feels quite spacious and welcoming with white bar stools nestled beneath the island for a more casual place to munch. Extended shelves carry large clear baking jars, while playful bowls sit stacked as either dĂŠcor or a chic bed for a warm cooked meal. Below the lowest shelf are oversized woven baskets for extra storage space. Catherine gifted her parent's irreplaceable reminders of their history in many rooms of the home. A gallery wall in the master bedroom, nearest the reading nook with a tree trunk lamp table, displays fifteen pieces of art given to Mr. Johns during his time in Ecuador as a Jesus Christ of Ladder Day Saints missionary. "Why go to bed bath and beyond and buy a piece of art that everyone has when you can create your own?" says Catherine. In the formal living area at the entrance of the home, above a salmon pink couch and a sea of plush pillows, hang pictures of the couple's favorite albums, including The Beatles and Carlos Santana. Call had the covers scanned and blown up for her music-loving parents. The living room also holds Mrs. Johns' piano; a nod to

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the many piano lessons taken in this home by her children. The six siblings grew up with a passion for singing and playing instruments, and Mrs. Johns enjoys playing the piano to this day. In the study, the shelving mirrors that of the kitchen because the items atop are useful yet artistic. The books and office supplies sit neatly on the lower shelves, but the top shelf is my favorite. Catherine gathered multiple vintage cameras to create a retro 3D art installation paying homage to her father's time as a photographer in Ecuador. The cameras look as though they are about to flash a photo at any moment, and this fresh, experimental installation is possibly the most innovative part of the home. For

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Memorabilia Art Personalized art is a timeless trend and a perfect project to work on this fall. Memorabilia art is simple, and you don’t have to be an artist to have this in your home. Gallery walls with personalized artwork, like blown-up covers of your favorite CD, are a way to customize your living room. Or you could dazzle up your shelving with a few past-time trinkets like vintage notebooks, cameras or your favorite records to create your very own personal art installation.

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Umbrella Lamps The classic umbrella lamp with a modern twist is what will be in for lighting this fall. A chic metal lampshade will provide the warm glow our living rooms need as the temperature drops.

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Italian Design Marble, stone and malachite will be fall’s favorite heavy weighted materials. We’re already seeing a rise in raw finish stone coffee tables and lamp bases, which free our space from airy summer trends and weigh us down with grounding and sturdiness.

Weightier Fabrics Knit blankets and velvet pillow covers are a no-brainer this fall because no one needs to get a new couch to stay hip. Shop for trendy cushion covers at stores like IKEA or West Elm. Throwing thicker textured additions on your sofa or bed is an easy way to transition for the seasons, rather than buying bigticket items like comforters or couches.

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Airy Items Sheer curtains, throw blankets and items of the sort should be put in storage this fall. We are transitioning to colder months, so bring out the thick materials like faux fur, leather and velvet.

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Coffee Okay, we know coffee will never be “out,” but this fall opt-out of your routine and try a different, yet healthy and equally soothing, mug in the morning. A matcha latte is full of antioxidants and is a great sub. Yummy turmeric-infused “golden milk” is a fall favorite to aid in a night of restful sleep. Pinterest is full of great recipes in case you’re looking to change up your coffee habit this season.

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Beach Breezes and Sea Salt From candle scents to air fresheners, fall means embracing the warmth. Let’s try to break our summer fresh scent habit and aim for rich cranberry, romantic vanilla and yummy chocolate. You don’t have to obsess over pumpkin like the rest of the world, but colder seasons call for warmer aromas. Orange Speaking of pumpkins, orange is out. I say this with love and only because mustard yellow and rust are my faves for this fall. Smooth red-orange rust and burnt yellow elevate a space with sophistication, while keeping the warm tones of the changing leaves.

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