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Twice Burned

clients, architect Doug Bothner drove to their property in the rolling, mansion-studded hills north of Baltimore. The couple’s house had been destroyed by an electrical fire, and as Bothner walked amid the wreckage, he came to a wall that was covered with a scaled, reptilian char. “It was still standing and absolutely beautiful in the most tragic sense,” he remembers. “That wall started the story

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