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Law professor

Carole Goldberg

and s.ociology

professor Duane Champagn.e both teach at the lJniv·ersity of California, Los Aneeles. Both have a fove ·of books and cooking. and since ma rryi n9 in 2003, they now share six kids arid eight grandchildren as well, To.design, the couple'S green, familycentric beach getaway in Oxnard. California, architectu.ral designer offices in Los Angeles more to consider Daniel Gamess-who and New Orleans-had has a lot

than how high to make the twin home

sinks. Goldberg tells us whythecouple'~ is very nearly its castle.

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MY HOUSE Since Duane
'A'?

".:0 reSo?,arChEl-f"ld

and I envision ;Iirite ~her

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continuing retire.

Dan ;ho'Jght of t as c.;,stk·s in the sand: One tower woulc be: :.. .Jan.?'s ::;::.udy It) }
f;"'le! In

warns.d :2 wEE-ken.,:..pl.;c-e '!"hEre 'Ne c oud work a,nd rel.ax b otn '10'1" an·::.
::ater. But 'A'e
Tna1 \~;;:;·l.2ld

fEar sr.d ~nQthei'lio!J::d l:,€' m.r.e
't\VO

the front, -and llinklng tha ss

also 'N2nted a bn -C·I-8,:e be a rea, rraSI:'1et for lar~Je

'b'cuk}
C.:i:S·€3

be a ha h,\f~)~ i;med ';..!Ith bookn the comrrlcrI3l'ea.

fa/1Y."r' gafher,ngs. C1xn.~Td fit ail of our needs: It's nea" a ,;orqI?OJ5 beach ~ust ·:,n hour f:o:n La:::,Angeles: tn,er~'s
train 5~?Jtl(}n here. S'J -Ei

rCj';::..rrs-C:-Ilt? on

'Ne ha.·;e u ;::·alr of st~Jdres._,t'Ne be·:J.~ 6-1t?:;fl"m.:n-::Hloo1" tor

m,' bFJther and
den': na'~'e to has lots: of won-

l/ihen l"!lY m..:~~-er. v.•.he .s iT! her 90s. cannes to ".',:::it cJl·:j because ',!,'€,. \~id gE'! od. toc!-.;nd three e-arhrc·o!ns on two floors In .~,50Q:;':pJarefeet. The scaces

sl~ter-in-Iaw

In Sa:"", [)I€go
cOrr'fYI'Jn1!'r'

drr'ie: the

dt?rru: f3~"'l1er:;' ffl!Jfk,?rs :ha! 58 110·:a j':/ STov,m frult~ . .s.nd \,'e-g€!-table5~ and It'S st..l! affordab.-'e.
Dnce Vi€: de·:!,::'e,j to build InsTe3d of rerr·oder, I(','e tole D2i"'l Gsrnes s
our C~I;yJth~::: were a meder·"'!
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benefit from regn ced:·ngs. sr.d f-e-el
r!""I'J ch

I.:irger

i:"I

3n

t~le'!":tre. Part of- the

reason '~\'a so Da.'1cou.d crEate vant&ge s p o m:; 'NherE .;::;ecpi-e can 5ee-one another. A bal,::oflY ,n mi' :;tudy o .•.. er;o.:<ks tne 9·ard€'r, ..'.\I!"lIh~·the O~e in Duana's . o».. rlco$;.~ t"'!€ great rOGffi and ktchen e so thsr, t!"IO'Jg:i-t 'liE !i"leY be In cltlere-r,: rooms. e ..e-q:bod/s connectec. t

.'"IC'U:::.€.

a.\vorkspa·:e for
tog€-t'"l-E!r

E·8d-.

snc our

co oks. .5 kite•..• 'Nhere 'lie couki cook en ccrnicrtab.v. and thE :abjj,ty
-Gi'

1.0 a ceo rT',rrl':;';:.i3te
.:!of-I':}"

crcwd

for

h oli.;:}.s"y:!

V'oIe. can ::.Ieep at ' ea~.t 12 pee;'ple
tnanks :c, th;2 !:of.; be·j In ecch of
Q;Jt'

\;a·:a!lons. SC':>"nehO'N il.'eS"t::i:;ted
c·),

Kahlo and D:egD "f.:ivef.;:,'s 11cn"'\E' In Mexl,:o des.~r:E-d
JU:sTI

.jr5':u:=5·~n;;:;, Frida

stueries ar.d a, sleeping .,orr If) Duane':;: . The benches 3"'o'Jnd i~e entErtainment
C~!i:ef dm,\'IJ:Stal:s

O'Gc,~m~n and ~,:-w :he t'NO had
1'1

.al.e on the

se;:o:")·::':.

.;,dJ-icent hO'Jses vnth a etcdro ar;·:J: 9 bri':::ge c oncept that
mfOrT"h?d

'2ach

floor deCf: nave cusrucns that st::Kk to make be-d:s. reo, T'~e ~~I':;::; ,0\'2 c,mbl!1'j, t-:-,e'ad::;er upto t~te ~on. nd the'ita

:C;E-r.~~}e:en.1:,"",a;: was The th s ,::e:::ig'1.

D31"1Gemess
wil)clo'l.,,·'£' to

IJSe-d paint keep Duane's
luuver s

and well-pl.aoed
'tJ~fIC~ {tupj

end s.hede o-nf~he!.to!C:I...(:d·HuLH deck (ri9h~:,

blight

where Cer cle

iI:'td

Of.!_!!!1!.:!

telex wd.hgt<:lfld,-

l:!Ind ~!ry. BUlit-lri'~ fW'"il!ur<!:!·.

U~ft:;reduce ~ht: need lor
mrr
eese

t1i!1ught~("t NdMlIe

end ,i\I!i:i.·tm end theil

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fnend Katherine. I}well

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MY HOUSE
t :0 s eec over'''rght 0"') the c'ec c. 1~IVe rr-ake s'rr-o-es 'N.t!"'! lher~. 81.
·:3''''-t W~

r~\ell=.l'1::·ors

ca.moned
.311

-rhar 'NE- frlg

•..• :

need fo·ce·j
('1arl 8'iSUre,j 1""5:3 ling

P3t't of the year, bu:

:he keplaCE -" the dlnn:;; roo-n, F'orn ThE roof c ec c, we £lei. a 360.degreE
'd~W

good \·-?ntAatlorl bY' 'arge ~.II,img doc-s ,0'1 both

of i:O J'T:h of Ju I' hreworcs en the ~·E?ach. n t"1o? -isrbcr, FJ.••.• in i/e""ltura. c

; des of the house. M'9" wmdows. a,.,cl ::1.'1 cr.::.e"ab Eo sky'iI.;h: :ha: allows 'VJ-t
:t

"/·iha!"! '/Ie began th s.,::·ro Ee1. \ve ,:rldn~tsav '11.'-2 wantEd i3'l arnsnc ger-I,
:b€-c':;'I"n'= de--s.r

r :o E-~::ape.Ce-dar louvers and c·ro,ju·:e
5,,)~·::10W$ 3$

and a :ed·

·,·/God per:;o
5,")::t':J'e

a ever the deck prcvrde thE'S€- fabulous t"e !·ur·1rr ove s p sc,
\-vas

our as the- hO'Jse was bEI'1S1 builr .r 0;11 at it '1',I.a~ go fi'~ to I:;.e.

s-"'lit.n'J

!':,eaut hi beyor.c DJ~Irrag,rdng. V'le crd-rt ·~-...3""::0rr.ess It.JP af::erward, so :.).an de'; ~ned
rI1UC~of

thrc'·.1gh t")~ sky-,In ,,~,qnter,:hEre's racr3'i~ 'H~3t

n

th:- ccnceete

the ru"n

tJ:e.

enC' he p"'oc·osa·::} the brlgh1er cclors anc cllffef2'1t fabr cs and patterns for thE pi.lcws. The re:::ult SpO~:9 ..•. E!:-i· "The key to :he krtc-ien sre :w-o
I St,.G. IS-

excited 2.bo"I': that be-::3-.J5~ I ;:re-w JP I~ Chl,:a~o -n t-te l'?SG-.:; '/,ilth r3C13'1i hea; and re .... l1errbere,~ ha·,"r.~ II ce warm floors. \"Ve-nave three thE nOJst2'
or,e of '.'I,'ate·" nE-,aters

harmo-n!:1"iC

cus. \v:trr a f~e Inf! of ICjiulnE5s

fer

t:vvo tank

ess and onE- -S.:.IE...}:
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S That the"€'
3

:ne tank e~·i
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so

eolvfor
15

two t.. s: •..•':3"'""1:5, and a

the-

ra·jI3

f cc- a'1d t'~e cthe·

u~ed UnI:.

elf.! Isl.=.:nd n t-'1e middle.

Duane anc

as bsc.cup fer ~he solar hot-water
'l,l/~i-:h

can chop and crap and "iot be n -:?8C". t~the"'s ·~va~{. The CO'JntE'; IS bn~:;I
-E''1ou·;h ',\' tl-. t~~

s the tr.ai" source of hot Wi:1ter for ;[o?gular zioosaho d use, Our lccanor, is groa'lit fo:" t •... so ar c'anels o-i ihe e
ro of

Io- us 70 have a$~eM=;lv I·nes. k ds as s ous ·:hef~. 1:'5 arr-azto

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un

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d3YS.

occa

s.on-

rlg how pre::-.;nn~.1 ~o<::d food ,...,,3<e:l
o?'-Je"1

!ser.::J·;:;e-n eagc"

spe"l':l tlfT'e

a h: spy Duane s:a"':l-Ing TI iron! of t~.~ ele-:.tnc IT"Ete", fo-rd 'r' l/i3ICh.ri!=;l
It

v•• t'1 ,,'·:>U. '

"O'I-C'2c·t.\vcrd.'-'

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accentuate

the

~y!UCl:'l d

dth.~ec:lurdi fo-im3

",uund th~ ~tdHV~.,j·l 1.e.HJnlg t-b the roo! eeck 1lop:·. C~tlul~ and gr-l.!I\Uc'i!lughlt:;r AI"~()tt-s.!lht3u~~tt:-d

(fOnl ~~iJer'1

~Ias!i deer lhd~ Vt'/O~:S epen to the Vt:!,j~l-pltll h'U';' they'll F·n;:p..:tr~

Irlght) ello •.• ·,!. li.jtkIr!.9'

tucked to.•.... the back ef th~ h.. erd cuse ~' •• eryone tc nnse {,Iii wuheu:
!id{ld

the

r~rl1ll:r"'i
-d

Af~~r

ne:d mea! ><1~he kucheu rsland. t Ul:jY~l ~he- beach. em uutciour ~ho •...er -

mdoora.

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MY HOUSE HI9h DeSl9n Io make the rno st of 13·fool Foam Follows hIgh Function w·th Naval Gazin9 lr-expe-nsl\'e~u31'f) makes a light
wf?lQht ana ILJfT:tnQ'.J5 covering

Dan 0""9,> ••d the olk •• s".'tmg
acCOrr-r"'lodllLons.

':enlng~ tha.t he;p draw hot arr out through secooci-floo- Wlndow5 rind doors, des'get" Danel Gamess pal~t t!d 5e7ed: walls with p~ayfl.fl color ano io ed the.., Vlllh maple ca$"s.l;bra'v ladders plywoo-:i book{abovt P.SGC

tne capaLtt~,. to cccb.e ii.!J o\,ernaght Lith sorcJ co-u.srs of tr.'iO
fO&'Tl

:~ot

""ndows lab"catea

and the pr~ol;ng gfass door bv

mat:resses

uoholstereo The matm~ple tn
tt-:(:)ff

'" th, letcher .. Wm~(; the roil-lop ,~.ade5

bj

DIamond

Foam & f'abrrc

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N"y" Awning Co.

t!'~5ses can bop stacked pliwood
OJt

frame d" •.• 9 the day and la.a n

resernble a sh.p's sa.Is, the hardware ·or ti!e cords calli to mind boat cle~'is Both are tlttIng nauucal referenl.:e-s as the !lou:.",,,located or,~;blocks t-orn 1he oce.;r'
rvr-

each hem A'aco Ladder Companyj orovrde access to readi:tg mateno! r.·j a sle~p,r.g ,1·,·,,1 . oft.

s:d~-by·sdp. to torm ;. queen-size

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Elementile rhe bathroorr-s feature Ocear,s!oe Glass,ule reC\'c,~ed glass nles from IAlssion Tile \"'en, In pafe-ttes In50ln'?d
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Now You Cedar, Now You Don·t fhf;..er,t'",~r.ce to t..''le m:t::;:t.ar bedroom suue can be cor~.~ea;ed behind J Ilcco~c.elitrl9door L~.,tO~-n mourtl?d
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thE ho-nes coa.tal.ettrng.lhe ground~floor bathroom '5 tl.eo in bath.
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a s!t..rdy

u:.ck
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heathed

Ii ~·5.!e-rYiand then ..:edaf. VJhE;':1lt 5 open, tho?

browr- h<E the ea~h. the guest master 1~lrll" bativoorf\

s.e~.fQam green ..and the in blue like ~he sk\,

s.rdmg coor blends searrJe-ssfy w.th ad;Jc.errt cedar p~r'lehn9 and fook51t4~e pa<t of th •• wall All of the barn-door haro·o'I.'are fromSpe-CI-Lf!tv Doors came to about 51.000

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