Back to the hacienda: a 1920s home revived for a new century
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( Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times )
Homeowners David and Lucinda Schiff sit on their front porch, which retains the original hand-planed columns. In the foreground, succulents bloom in a garden that emphasizes California plants. After two years of work, the house achieves what the couple wanted: to honor the past and to reflect the present. "People say renovation is torture," Lucinda says. "This was magical. How often do you hear that?"
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