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To further the warmth factor, the owner turned to Amy Weaver, of the Weaver Design Group in Marin County, who followed her client's penchant for opulence by selecting silk-velvet draperies, antique Persian rugs, English and Italian antiques, and custom chandeliers and fireplace surrounds. "He wanted more of a European feel, more sophisticated than a traditional rancht," Weaver says, "I followed his lead. We brought a city look to the ranch without being too precious."
Resident niceties include a 10,000-bottle wine cellar and a swimming pool designed with input from children, teenagers among them, who requested permanent boulders (Dan, a competitive swimmer prefers laps).