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  • Claremont resident Liisa Primack chose the kitchen as her favorite room, because it is the social focal point of the home. She says no matter where. She says that lots of people come and go through the room either to help cook or to make crafts.

    Claremont resident Liisa Primack chose the kitchen as her favori...

  • Liisa Primack’s kitchen opens onto the central courtyard of her north Claremont home which is built similar to a traditional Mexican hacienda.

    Liisa Primack’s kitchen opens onto the central courtyard of he...

  • A bowl of succulents the kitchen of the Primack family home.

    A bowl of succulents the kitchen of the Primack family home....

  • Looking out from the walk in pantry to the kitchen of the Primack family home.

    Looking out from the walk in pantry to the kitchen of the Primac...

  • Mark von Wodtke checks his phone while relaxing recently in the solarium of his Claremont Village area home. Mr. von Wodtke, who built the room himself about 30-years-ago, heats his home in the winter by drawing warm air in from the solarium.

    Mark von Wodtke checks his phone while relaxing recently in the ...

  • Glass bowls made by former neighbor Paul Brayton decorate the dining table in Mark von Wodtke’s solarium. The von Wodtke family share meals in the room year round.

    Glass bowls made by former neighbor Paul Brayton decorate the di...

  • Mark von Wodtke grows orchids in the solarium of his Claremont Village home.

    Mark von Wodtke grows orchids in the solarium of his Claremont V...

  • Instruments to be repaired, and others that belong to the shop, line the walls of the workshop at the Folk music Center.

    Instruments to be repaired, and others that belong to the shop, ...

  • Repairman John Roy tunes a banjo recently in the workshop of the Folk Music Center. A skilled technician checks and tunes every instrument that the shop sells so that the customer receives the best products.

    Repairman John Roy tunes a banjo recently in the workshop of the...

  • Many people build or design a special room in their home or business however the instrument repair workshop at the Folk Music Center evolved over time with each new technician leaving a mark.

    Many people build or design a special room in their home or busi...

  • Nori Murphy’s office started out as a prefab hardware store garden shed, however with help from her husband Norm Barajas they transformed it into a comfortable and attractive retreat.

    Nori Murphy’s office started out as a prefab hardware store ga...

  • Nori Barajas Murphy office is a simple 128 square foot out building at the Claremont home she shares with her husband Norm Barajas.

    Nori Barajas Murphy office is a simple 128 square foot out build...

  • Norm Barajas customized the garage into his own space which is part bar and part workshop.

    Norm Barajas customized the garage into his own space which is p...

  • The 128 square foot office has enough room for a desk and computer but an exercise space as well.

    The 128 square foot office has enough room for a desk and comput...