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After the fire, beauty among the ashes

By Lesley Bannatyne
February 18, 2007

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Before the fire, the house looked much like the others around it -- neat, shaded by overgrown ailanthus trees. A plaster mermaid anchored the front yard, which was expertly planted with shaped shrubs and tidy flower beds. But what made the house different was its backyard: in it, a cement terrace with a reflecting pool, and whitewashed walls painted with ... (Full article: 512 words)

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