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Pasadena California<br />
Simple materials lovingly detailed are a hallmark of Storybook design, and the Babcock house contains a wealth of them.  In the foyer, massive corbeled beams are distressed to mimic the tooling marks of hand-adzing.  They are combined with beautifully crafted wrought iron work and richly patinated clay tile to produce a (grammar) that speaks with simple eloquence.