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Benjamin Benschneider / the Seattle times

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Search for family home ends in a grand Tudor

“Let’s put the money where it counts. Where you sit, where you visit, where you dine,” says Leinonen of her design philosophy. She also uses the home to welcome her Bainbridge neighbors: “As a caterer, I feel a need to give back to the community, and I do that here.” The dining-room wallpaper from Zuber & Cie is the same as was used in the White House, a 200-year-old pattern of a Utopian society of equality.