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Benjamin Benschneider / the Seattle times

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

John DeForest designs home for both books and family

Modern touches begin at the blackened-steel front door with light-inviting etched glass. Family Jack Russell terriers Emma and Sherman are at home anywhere in the house that holds 378 linear feet of books, here on open shelves that encourage light. “Even in this day of the Kindle, I can’t give up my books,” Suzanne says. The steel beam travels straight through the home and out to the entry arbor.