August | September 2013 Feature Articles



Native Treasures

Written By Isabelle Walker       Photography By Grey Crawford      

MOST SPANISH-MEXICAN STYLE HOMES ARE ENTERED through a courtyard and Los Arcos, Bob and Lora Sandroni’s Santaluz residence, is no exception. Dark, earth-colored stucco walls, a gurgling fountain and antique wrought-iron cande-labra signal something quieter and more authentic than what is usually encountered in the sun-drenched hills around San Diego. At the back of the courtyard, glass-paned doors lead to a…

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See Everything

Written By Vanessa Chang      

IN 1962, VALOY EATON WAS IN TROUBLE. The BYU graduate had earned a bachelor of arts and was happily married to his small-town sweetheart, Ellie. He had the steady paycheck of a teaching job. To unwind, he would play golf and basketball, as befitting someone of his naturally athletic, 6-foot-3-inch frame. His family was growing. To the average person, life was…

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Montana Modern

Written By Christine Phillips       Photography By Gibeon Photography      

NESTLED OFF BIG MOUNTAIN ROAD, in Whitefish, Montana, Haley’s Hideaway is a compact, two-bedroom home that measures a modest 2,500 square feet. A striking alternative to the region’s larger, traditional timber homes and antler-and-plaid-clad interiors, the house’s minimalistic, modern vibe is extraor-dinary and different. Its contemporary design complements, rather than clashes, with its environment. It’s what some like to call,…

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The Phyllis Shafer Experience

Written By Richard Polsky      

I USED TO THINK IF I SAW ONE MORE SOUTHWESTERN LANDSCAPE, I’d go crazy. Then I came across my first Phyllis Shafer painting. Landscape painters strive to create a mood through a sense of place. Works can conjure awe, like viewing a majestic Albert Bierstadt painting of the Yosemite Valley or a Thomas Moran romantic sunset over the Hudson River. By…

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