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Thomas J. Story

Cool and Quiet

On the north side of Minigans' house, a swimming pool with an adjacent deck, lawn, and outdoor kitchen becomes a bustling hub in summer. A barn-style door slides closed to shut out street noise. "Our parties are casual," says Elizabeth. "Guests show up in bathing suits." Outdoor meals are simple -- barbecued meats, fresh salads, locally made bread, and big bottles of wine. SOURCE:Poolhouse and arbor design by Mark Creedon, M2 Studio, St. Helena, CA 

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