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From Desk Set, This Old House magazine, April 2006

As a writer, I consider this office my idea of perfection: a view of the water while I'm typing away at my novel, lots of light flooding in, and another desktop across from my computer so I can just spin my chair around and talk to visitors (my agent, maybe?). It's my own little dream. But it could happen.

Jason Carpenter, Projects Editor

The centerpiece of this office is not the keyboard and computer screen, but rather a beautiful mahogany writing table. I wrote my first book reports at my family's dining room table, and a pen and pad are still central to my work, so I can understand the need for an uncluttered, "wireless" space to spread things out. In keeping with the clean design, the architect tucked a filing cabinet and paper shredder behind beautiful built-in cabinetry. With a lakefront view to boot, the space feels like a place to concentrate, create, and if necessary, conduct business.

Harry Sawyers, Editorial Assistant

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