The Seattle Times

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Monday, November 8, 2010

A mansion is remade to make room for musings on the finer things

The cabinet, from an old apothecary, holds part of Shoup's metal-toy collection. The painting in the center, "Shortstop," is by photorealist John Baeder, whom Shoup calls "the poet laureate of diners." My biggest passion is photorealism," Shoup says.