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Thursday, May 10, 2012

A reward for decades of waiting: The modern home of her dreams

A mosaic-lined channel behind the stairs allows rainwater to flow into what was originally an indoor koi pond in the home of Patricia Marks in Los Angeles. Not an obvious choice for an octogenarian, the home's modern design and location grabbed Marks' attention.