Making a home for mom and dad
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Making space for mom and dad

This Fremont Place home has been renovated to be a haven for multi-generational living. The heart of the home? An outdoor kitchen that includes views of the pool, herb garden and raised planters for edibles.

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The Fremont Place home of Patty Lombard and Bill Simon. What was once the chauffeur’s quarters, at right, is now a cozy cottage for Patty’s parents.

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Anne Lombard and Rocci Lombard sit on the back porch outside their new cottage home in Fremont Place.

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A look inside the chauffeur’s quarters turned nonagenarian couple’s home.

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A look inside the chauffeur’s quarters turned nonagenarian couple’s home.

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Rocci and Anne sit in the quarters that have been adapted for their lifestyle needs and personal preferences.

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The walkways to the building have been smoothed to remove trip hazards.

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A bright, airy kitchen overlooking the pool allows all generations to gather around the table. It also gives Patty Lombard’s mom, Anne, an outlet for one of her passions: cooking. 

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Utility sinks are helpfully located off the pool and garden where the Lombard family grows some of their own food.

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Anne relaxes in her new Southern California digs. She and her husband had lived in Florida.

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The pool-side kitchen is equipped with a pizza oven.

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The area has been adapted to accommodate use of walkers.

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Rocci is an avid gardener.

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Citrus trees on the property.

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Anne Lombard and Rocci Lombard sit in their favorite outdoor spot at their home in Fremont Place.

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The outdoor kitchen features a pizza oven and a fireplace.

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The lanai became a kitchen that opens to the pool, with herbs growing conveniently out of the new deck.

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Here’s a closer look at the culinary herbs mulched in gravel at the pool’s edge.

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Raised planters hold vegetables, and other edibles. Pots contain lemons, limes and kumquats.

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