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November 2023

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Rancho Revival Noted designer's transformation of her own Rancho Santa Fe home balances traditional charm with modern living S IX YEARS AGO, INTERIOR DESIGNER Stephanie Parisi decided to take a "staycation" with her fiancé at e Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. Although the couple lived in Del Mar, staying in the heart of the village inspired them to look for a home in the area. Parisi, founder and principal of her namesake design studio and furniture collection, is a devotee of the late architect Lilian J. Rice, who is credited with designing e Inn, buildings, and row houses along Paseo Delicias and many homes in and outside the Ranch. After more than a year of house hunting, Parisi found a 1970s- era home, built to replicate the Spanish Colonial Revival architecture for which Rice was known, with a classic center courtyard featuring fountains, carved stone sculptures, and vibrant bougainvillea. "We fell in love immediately!" Parisi exclaims. "is was a home with absolute old-world charm which seemed to whisper stories of the past." e home features what Parisi calls "delightful touches" including hand-carved doors, window surrounds of quarried BY ANDREA NAVERSEN | PHOTOGRAPHY BY FRED LICHT >> ranchandcoast.com 54 NOVEMBER 2023 RANCH & COAST MAGAZINE Indulge home

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