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February 2023

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She worked closely with the couple and their contractor on a two-year process that included space planning, interior and exterior finishes, furnishings, and accessories. Because the architecture was so striking, the team wanted to complement rather than distract from it. "We chose a soft cream neutral color palette because it was soothing and timeless," Maria Barry explains. "ere is a perfect combination of finish materials in the home including blonde oak hardwood flooring, stone, leather, glass, and metal." e couple also enjoy outdoor spaces, including the covered patio with its Lynx Sedona barbecue, pizza oven, hot tub, outdoor living room with television, and plenty of room for entertaining. eir three standard poodles, named Lexus, Porsche, and Tesla, have the run of the place, happily bounding about the property. Natalie's "happy place" is a vast open kitchen with expansive, U-shaped counters surrounded by bar stools, and a long communal table that invites gatherings. ere are also capacious custom cabinets by Eric Sanford Design, meticulously organized and labeled by a friend while Natalie was away. Her "pride and joy" is the large La Cornue range. "is is my command center," she says with a laugh. e family eats a low carbohydrate, high protein diet with lots of fish. Barry, who exercises seven days a week, is a member of the U.S. Power Lifting Association and has won state, national, and world titles in the bench press. e Mooreses are delighted with not only their completed home, but the process that included its design, building, and furnishing. "What we found was that as long as you are lucky to find people who truly love their trades, the building process comes together like a symphony," says Barry. "Our experience was like that — so many talented and capable people putting their hearts into building our house. We are so grateful." Indulge << Barry and Natalie Moores with daughter Allison on the patio of their Rancho Santa Fe home home ranchandcoast.com 56 FEBRUARY 2023 RANCH & COAST MAGAZINE

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