Jim and Karen constructed their home and studio in the Lucas Valley area of Marin County north of San Francisco in 1993, moving in shortly before Genevieve's birth. The yellow integral color stucco walls and barrel vault curves reflect the surrounding hills. Stairs to the roof garden attach the building to its site, and the steel-sheathed vaults provide protection from potential summer fires.
   
         
 
 
 
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