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84 magnolia leaves and blossoms, the same kind of large-scale vinyl material used to wrap buses with ads. A series of V-shaped metal poles protruding through the roof suggest a tepee, and when she got a little pushback from the architects about it, she proposed that the poles could also be used as gutters, a clever solution to a problem they'd been grappling with. As with her previous houses, Massey designed the interiors herself. "The bad thing about being in charge of every detail is that I'm not a designer," she says. "So, when my daughter's in-laws came to stay and I was in the guest room putting out fresh towels, I was like, "I forgot towel racks!'" She ran to The Home Depot last minute and drilled them into the walls herself. On the flip side, being in charge has elicited a highly personal house that feels as spirited as its owner. "That's what a home should be," Massey says. "People could walk through my house — or even just look at the outside — and get an idea of my personality: I like color. I'm festive. I'm not a rule follower." She estimates that the living/dining

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