Within the gates of Mission Ranch, a community located off esteemed Clancy Lane in Rancho Mirage, lays 40473 Desert Creek Lane, the crown jewel of one of the Coachella Valley’s most exclusive neighborhoods. Designed by renowned Holden & Johnson Architects for Carl Karcher, Jr. of Carl’s Junior fame, and exceptionally appointed inside and out, the floor plan is flawlessly executed with 8 bedrooms, 9 baths, and approximately 8,353 square feet. Sumptuous, bold finishes combine Kelly green, aqua, and salmon, and hints of Hollywood Regency touches. Dramatic visuals and textures echo and play off the natural beauty of the surrounding landscapes to create a unique interior experience. Combined with a tennis court and other immaculate outdoor features, including pool, lounge areas, and fire pit, the entire package is buttoned up into one of the desert’s most exquisite and fashionable retreats available on the market. Even better, an owned solar system reduces the carbon footprint of this palatial estate.
Bold, clean architecture greets you upon arrival and sets the tone for the elegance to come. Boasting stark white cylindrical pillars supporting a squared, open roof with tri-level trimmed trees lining the walkway below, the entry’s symmetrical simplicity creates an appealing invitation to explore the inside. This same concept is repeated around the outside of the house, giving an overall sharp aesthetic to the home’s exterior. Once across the threshold, the incredible attention to detail and pleasing combinations of colors, patterns, and textures is a delight for the senses, kicking off with a full view down a long hallway previewing the optical delights to come.
Featuring custom furniture wrapped in Clearance House, Christopher Farr, and China Seas and cast into moods set by Phillip Jefferies wallpaper, leathers from Moore and Giles, and window treatments embellished with Samuel and Sons trims, the home’s interior design is a culmination of playful, edgy, and colorful appointments working in perfect harmony. Examples include the open sitting room with metallic fireplace surround, walls adorned with golden sun-like mirrors over patterned wallpaper, a cream sectional with pillows showcasing various blue designs, velvety blue chairs, and a rounded salmon ottoman, all connected by a blue and white striped rug. The boldly embellished fireplace divides this sitting room from an adjacent dining room, which boasts the same patterned wall paper and is anchored by an atomic crystal light fixture bisecting a simple white dining table with seafoam green chairs, and a lemon-yellow painting hanging over the same shared fireplace. Sublimely daring style choices and tastes are in every room to go with lavish finishes such as polished travertine floors, countertops and select walls featuring granite and marble, master-crafted cabinetry and woods throughout, and high-end carpets in each bedroom.
Ideal for entertaining in the relaxed desert atmosphere, the backyard retreat is just as impressive as the interior of the home, with subtle, nuanced touches bringing the luxurious feel from inside the home to the outside haven. Several settings for unwinding and hosting guests present themselves, including a covered outdoor dining room, sitting area with couches, in-ground fire pit, and mature citrus grove. A pristine pool with raised spa, featuring cascading waterfall, surrounded by ample sunning space and comfy chase lounges creates the perfect atmosphere to get a tan and rejuvenate in the sparkling waters. Beyond the pool area, a lighted tennis court with basketball hoops on each end provides a sporty escape for an athletic release. If the exterior amenities weren’t enough, westerly views of the San Jacinto mountains paint a jaw-dropping landscape to enjoy from any point in the meticulously manicured yard.
With immaculate attention to detail woven throughout the impressive property, which sits at just above an acre, 40473 Desert Creek Lane is the ultimate posh desert pad to savor the desert lifestyle. For an exclusive, private tour, please contact Constantine Kolytiris or Ryan Pylypow of OMNI Group.
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Located in quiet Calavera Hills, a highly-sought neighborhood in gorgeous Carlsbad, 3471 Pleasant Vale Drive offers the essentials to fully enjoy Southern California coastal living. Minutes to the beach and other North San Diego County destinations, entertainment is never far should you want to venture away from the cool digs and hooked up backyard. With exceptional upgrades and detail throughout, modern comforts combine with beach charm to create a hip pad in one of the best cities in San Diego County.
Charming curb appeal of this two-story home includes elegantly manicured landscaping and a mixture of exterior textures featuring stucco, stacked stone, and wood accent window surrounds. Entering through the rich blue front door, the open and bright floor plan greets warmly, highlighted by pristine bamboo hardwood flooring and with a peek into the formal dining room through the arched pass through. Off the entry is a formal sitting room to the right, directly across from the dining room with kitchen and family room beyond, creating a natural, open flow that is inviting and comfortable.
Spacious and functional, the kitchen and family room combine to create a strong heart of the home, boasting oversized, airy windows and sliding door access to the cool backyard. The kitchen itself is marvelous, including maple cabinets with ample storage, polished granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a wide center island with a sink and bar seating. If you are feeling a tad more formal but aren’t up for eating in the dining room, a breakfast nook is just beyond. Sharing the open space, the family room offers built-in cabinets and niches to go with a cozy fireplace and mantel, forming the perfect spot to snuggle on the couch with the family for a flick or host your friends for the “big game.” Also on the bottom floor is a generous guest room.
Upstairs are 3 additional bedrooms, including the master retreat, and a full-sized laundry room with tons of storage space. Open and alluring, the master bedroom includes a posh sitting area that can be converted into an additional bedroom, or used as a quiet, serene space to enjoy a peaceful moment. The master bath complements with a wide countertop and his-and-hers sinks, a deep soaking tub, and enclosed shower with rainfall showerhead. Completing the Zen-like state of the upstairs quarters, a wide balcony offers a Pacific Ocean view and overlooks the lush backyard and canyon beyond the back fence.
No Southern California beach house would be complete without an incredible backyard. Built to entertain, including a massive L-shaped outdoor kitchen with barbecue, sink, and raised bar lip to go with an above-ground fire pit, the open, finished space is ideal for hosting shindigs of the highest caliber. A wide and deep grass area is the perfect place to let the kids run around in the golden SoCal sunshine, and with no neighbors directly behind, creating a private feel. For future planning, the roomy grass area could give way to a refreshing pool, bringing the water to your own piece of paradise.
With a prime location, natural and open floor plan, and all the finishes and features one desires in a home, 3471 Pleasant Vale Drive is the total package. Surrounded by a friendly neighborhood, it is the ideal home to enjoy a unique, elevated quality of life in desirable Carlsbad. For more information or to arrange for a private showing, please contact Bennion Deville Homes Carlsbad REALTOR® Krista Stemmerman.
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Located in the splendid Indian Canyons neighborhood of Palm Springs, 1515 East Via Estrella offers all the stylings and comforts of an updated, unique retreat in the SoCal Desert’s coolest resort town. With bold architectural cues highlighted by differentiating roof levels and sleek geometrically pleasing lines, this 1978 home designed by renowned architect Hal Lacy makes an immense impression from the moment you arrive. Smartly renovated and updated over the years, the home is simply stunning both functionally and aesthetically.
Softly angled front steps with a gentle incline lead you up to a marvelous wrought-iron gated entryway, connected to the front door by a charming wooden drawbridge. Stepping across the threshold, one is immediately entranced by the magnificent space, highlighted by a soaring, angled atrium window and the use of floor-to-ceiling mirrors, enhancing the open feel. This key feature is centered by the floating dining area and sunken gathering spaces of the living room on one side and den with bar on the other, both replete with fireplaces. Ideal for open, organic gatherings, these areas offer ample room and comfort to entertain guests and relax.
The floor plan flows from the gathering areas into the kitchen, a creative space highlighted by a green Heath tile backsplash adjoining stark white Caesarstone countertops. Updated appliances, including a double-oven, French door refrigerator, and wine fridge, seamlessly blend into elegant wood cabinets, adding the perfect tools to create delectable meals.
Four bedrooms complete the floor plan, including a chic master with built-in shelving and drawers, a wet bar, and a sitting area centered around a fireplace set into a mirrored wall. Encircling the master are towering walls of glass featuring unsurpassed views of the golf course and mountains, and sliders leading to the pool area. The master bath offers exceptional comforts, including upgraded tile and stone finishes, craftsman woodwork, a stylish dual shower with handmade Fez tiles, and a sauna. Additional bedrooms boast designer-inspired décor and styling to go with upgraded appointments and sharp detail.
No posh Palm Springs pad would be complete without an incredible backyard, and this home has it in spades. Centered around a pristine, aquamarine pool and spa and providing ample deck space to catch some rays, this resplendent retreat is the perfect venue to savor a sunny Palm Springs afternoon. With a front row seat to the emerald golf course set into the cool surrounding mountains, beauty is in no short supply.
Listed by Patrick-Stewart Properties for $1,695,000, 1515 East Via Estrella is a hidden gem in the stable of cool, architecturally significant Palm Springs homes. Contact Patrick Jordan or Stewart Smith to schedule a private showing.
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Private and elegantly appointed, 40 Cambridge Court in Coto de Caza is an Orange County gem. Renovated and upgraded inside and out, all appointments are well-planned and perfectly executed, creating the ultimate in luxury living.
Upon pulling up to the long, private driveway, the two-story home’s gorgeous architecture strikes through majestic trees and foliage. Heading up the walkway and through the threshold, one is captivated by the clean design and smartly integrated floor plan, all boasting top-of-the-line finishes, including travertine flooring and exceptional use of majestic woods and cabinetry.
The heart of every home is the kitchen, and this home’s heart is as strong as they come. Stark white cabinets host glossy granite countertops, Wolf appliances, and a Sub Zero fridge around the perimeter of the kitchen, all set under a high-end coffered ceiling. Set in the middle of the kitchen is a massive family-style island, the perfect hub for a quick meal. Flowing from the kitchen is a formal dining room to one side and a nook with table and French doors on the other. Beyond the nook is a living room with charming fireplace and tall windows covered by plantation shutters. Laden throughout the home is beautiful woodwork, a detail that enhances the classy atmosphere. Also located on the bottom floor is an office boasting a rich wood bookcase and built-in desk, the ideal place to conduct business or relax with a good book.
The second level, accessed via two staircases, features hardwood floors meandering to a bonus room and 4 upstairs bedrooms, all of which showcase stunning vistas. The master retreat is complemented by a spa-inspired bathroom complete with heated floors, a deep soaking tub, and voluminous walk-in closet.
The real beauty of this home is outside, where Southern California living reaches its peak. Overlooking the Coto Valley, the completely private backyard features an aquamarine pool with cascading spa, surrounded by ample decking to lay out and get some Vitamin D. Attached to this outdoor haven is a covered outdoor living room complete with fireplace and TV, and an outdoor kitchen with Viking barbecue, fridge, sink, and countertop bar. Also on the property is a detached, private guest house, which allows visitors to stay and relish the beauty of Southern California while still allowing for a quiet, private lifestyle.
Built for someone who enjoys the finer things in life while valuing privacy, 40 Cambridge Court is a fantastic opportunity to live the OC lifestyle on just shy of 2 acres. For more information or to schedule a private showing, please contact Greg or Maryann Orlando.
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Located in magnificent Old Las Palmas, the most desirable neighborhood in Palm Springs, our Home of the Week boasts all the qualities one seeks in a true modern luxury estate. With sophisticated contemporary architecture, exquisite finishes and attention to detail throughout plus a backyard that is the envy of every posh resort, this home has the fashion and function to please even the most discriminating of homebuyers.
Upon arriving at the threshold of the grand, museum-style entrance, you are immediately struck by the sophisticated grandeur of the home. Boasting symmetrical geometric lines with tall, swooping arches flanking a walkway dotted by circular pendant lights, the cool atmosphere immediately takes root and indicates the special nature of this magical property. Once inside, you are greeted by style and sophistication, portrayed by the sleek white finishes, tasteful incorporation of textures, and pops of color from the unique, upscale furniture.
Intended to entertain, the home’s grand atmosphere is highlighted by dramatic ceiling heights coupled with the use of natural light from skylights, massive windows, and sliding glass doors. Multiple lounging areas, including formal and informal living rooms, a wet bar, and a dining room meld together to create exceptional venues for intimate dinner parties or swanky soirees. The chef’s kitchen contains all the key ingredients to whip up fun fare for festive occasions, including custom cabinets and professional appliances wrapped around a large center island with ample counter space.
The designer-remodeled home includes color-coordinated bedroom suites, highlighted by elegantly executed pops of color. The spacious master retreat opens to the backyard and includes a sitting area and sprawling master bath, complete with shower, soaking tub, and floating custom cabinets.
Centered around a three-tiered pool, which features a spa, tanning shelf, and lap pool with gradual entry, the private backyard takes the Southern California desert lifestyle experience to a completely different level. With unbelievable mountain views and multiple outdoor living spaces, including sitting areas off most bedrooms, escaping to the great outdoors is never far away. An outdoor kitchen with barbecue, mounted grill lights, multiple side burners, and peninsula with bar stools is the ideal venue to serve scrumptious treats on a relaxed, sunny day. With a full belly, a nap on the suspended bed under the mature lemon tree is a delightful way to digest and enjoy this piece of paradise, or spend the time hanging out under the covered patio in the refreshment provided by ceiling misters. At night, the dramatic pool lights are enhanced by a fire feature adjacent to the back of the spa.
The pinnacle of Palm Springs living, 398 West Chino Drive is listed furnished for $3,350,000. For more information or to schedule a private showing, please contact Robert Downing or Tracy Boomer of Robert & Tracy Real Estate Group at 760-408-2965.
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From the pages of a fairytale and hidden in the quiet hillsides of Fallbrook, California, comes one of the most magical and romantic getaways in all of Southern California. The 9.56-acre grounds of this nestled hillside estate offer privacy and serenity beyond the imagination, with cobblestone streets lined with 100-year-old trees and London-style street lamp posts shining amorous light along the extensive, meandering driveway. Endless amounts of stacked and custom stonework offer a cozy countryside space, perfect for hosting private events, weddings, or use as a bed and breakfast. The storybook charm abounds with horse stables and pastures, a private vineyard, a private pond, two guest houses, a pool room, outdoor fireplace and poolside kitchen, walking trails, pool with waterfall, water slide and spa, and a helicopter port. Never before has Fallbrook offered such exquisite whimsy.
Endless outdoor spaces combined with classic indoor spaces come together to give you the fantastical. The main house offers 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, and 7 romantic fireplaces. The Master Bedroom leaves little to be desired with its class and timeless country feel. Snuggle in the comfort of this marvelous space and enjoy a custom floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, creating a romantic atmosphere embellished by two custom chandeliers boasting classic elegance. Two separate sets of French doors open to the English gardens below, opening the room and making the ultimate venue to sip morning coffee or enjoy a quiet moment in the evening. Matching the tone set by the master bedroom, the master bath offers its own charms, nearly covered top to bottom in gorgeous Travertine and featuring a classic ceiling-mounted faucet and soaking tub. No master retreat would be complete without an exceptional closet, which this space has in spades with a multi-level his and hers walk-in.
The private, separate guest house overlooks the serene English-style gardens and features beautiful distressed wooden floors, a separate kitchenette, and French doors opening to a balcony overlooking the lush grounds.
In addition to the incredible timeless features offered by this sprawling estate is a state-of-the-art recording studio. Housed in a majestic cottage, the 916 SF studio offers all the equipment and tools necessary to record a professional album, including an SSL AWS console, Protools HD recording system, 24 extra class A microphone preamps from API and UA, microphones to record a full band, and tie lines running to the pool house for recording in 2 separate rooms.
This special property is the perfect opportunity for an income-producing investment or simply for those who desire privacy and charm. For more information, including to set up a private showing, please contact Daniel Greer, 858-245-7381.
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Painstakingly crafted to enhance the desert lifestyle, every detail is accounted for and flawlessly executed in this sleek contemporary Indian Wells home. Built on a double lot at the end of a cul-de-sac and once owned by a protégé of notable interior designer Steve Chase, the sexy architecture and stunning combination of white and glass create incredible vistas within a sophisticated, comfortable setting to enjoy Indian Wells living at its finest.
Upon traipsing the staggered and geometrically catchy pathway to the towering double-doors, you are greeted by 12’ ceilings and walls of glass framing a stark living room, complete with imported Italian stone flooring, custom glass art niches, and a fireplace cut into a slab of gray-veined, white Bianca marble. The soaring ceilings and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass walls create an open, inviting feel and blend the home’s interior with the stunning surrounding landscape. Attached to the living room is a game table area opposite a custom bar, forming the perfect setting for an evening with close friends and family in the heart of one of the finest resort cities in the world.
Adjacent to the living room is a Chef’s kitchen, complete with Viking appliances and Sub-Zero professional refrigerator, Caesar stone counters, and Carrera marble island, the perfect ingredients for an attractive, functional cooking space. Off the kitchen is a spacious family room, complete with custom tile fireplace climbing the back wall. Boasting lofty ceilings and ample windows and sliding glass doors, the family room is as functional as it is fashionable, and is the ideal spot to cuddle up on the couch and catch a flick or watch the game. Connecting through entry between the kitchen and family room is a stunning formal dining room, featuring an elegant chandelier to draw attention to the center of the room and glass panels creating a sheer border leading to the outdoors.
A desirable split bedroom floor plan creates a private master retreat, complete with fireplace and direct access to the backyard. The Zen-inspired master bath showcases a deep soaking tub encased in a tasteful stone finish with gorgeous cabinetry and a wide countertop with his and hers sinks. In addition to an inviting master retreat, the floor plan includes a voluminous study with custom shelving and a fireplace with custom molding and stone work.
No desert escape would be complete without paradise in the backyard, and this home takes that concept to a whole other level. Featuring a linear pool and spa, mature trees and immaculate landscaping, a fire pit, and jaw-dropping mountain views, the chic desert lifestyle is well-lived within the confines of this stylish compound. Add a half-court basketball court in a corner of the lot and you have built the ultimate desert getaway. In addition, the property features a detached casita so guests may also enjoy this slice of heaven on earth.
For more information about 45800 Mohawk Circle or to set up a private showing, please contact Niloo Shams at 760-861-9555.
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Spectacular, spacious, and seductive, this custom contemporary Laguna Niguel home dazzles in all fashions. Featuring panoramic ocean and coastline views from the private rooftop deck, a generously appointed open floor plan, and a resort-style backyard with pool, spa, and outdoor kitchen, our home of the week embodies the cool, chic luxurious Southern California lifestyle in a one-of-a-kind Orange County home.
Everything about 22812 Seaway Drive has a classy dramatic flair and exudes sophisticated style. The property greets you with an immaculate walkway that wraps around to a courtyard with calming waterfall and magnificent glass entry doors. Once inside, an impressive 2-story foyer with retractable skylight allows for natural light, and a viewing chamber to gaze up at the stars, creating a bright, grand entrance for the home.
Gorgeous, polished travertine tile leads into an open living room with soaring vaulted ceilings with two-story, floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing breathtaking ocean views, blurring the line between inside and out. The open floor plan then flows from formal living and dining rooms to a gourmet chef’s kitchen, all of which have stunning views of the Pacific and access to the outdoor retreat. Perfect for entertaining, the home has plenty of custom features designed to delight, including multiple fireplaces and a surround sound speaker system with concert hall quality audio.
A custom-built glass and stainless-steel staircase curves up to the second level of the home and grants access to spacious bedrooms and an inviting master suite. The master is complete with two-sided fireplace, jaw-dropping ocean views, a spa-like master bath with oversized Jacuzzi bathtub, steam shower, dual sinks, and voluminous walk-in closets. All the bedrooms are spacious, a feeling enhanced by vaulted ceilings and light and bright spaces. The second level of the home opens to a large, private rooftop deck with a bird’s eye view of the endless SoCal sky and Pacific Ocean.
To match the exceptional interior of the home, the backyard is just as spectacular with a refreshing turquoise pool featuring a tanning shelf and inviting spa to go with an outdoor kitchen and fire pit, all of which overlook the ocean. Summer barbecues, spring soirees, and cool nights by the fire with a warming libation are the hallmarks of such a unique space created to enjoy the beautiful year-round coastal weather and scenic vistas.
22812 Seaway Drive offers all the features you would expect in a custom home from other parts of Orange County, such as Laguna Beach, but located in charming Laguna Niguel. For more information or to arrange for a private showing, please contact Pam Spadafore.
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An historic Palm Springs estate in the Deepwell neighborhood is on the market for $3.7 Million. Designed by renowned architect John Porter Clark, it was once home to Hollywood royalty at different times, including William Holden and Stefanie Powers, Audrey Hepburn, and Tippi Hedren, and has appeared in photo shoots for luxury fashion and lifestyle brands.
Listed by Bennion Deville Homes agents Kathryn Tomasino and Bob Crebo, this Mid-Century Modern masterpiece has been completely updated with designer finishes and materials from around the globe. World-famous interior designer Rodrigo Vargas and his partner Erik Storey, who are selling the property, oversaw the complete renovation of the sleek, pristine abode, making choices to enhance the interior and exterior by infusing 21st century comforts while preserving the intent of the architectural statements, creating what can only be described as one of the most exclusive, and envied, addresses in Palm Springs.
Upon arrival, the property warmly welcomes with a peaceful reflection pond leading along a stark walkway to a massive, custom-designed bronze door that embellishes the home’s character. The structure’s original U-shaped footprint is intact, with main living quarters, including guest bedrooms and a master retreat, comprising the north end and two separate en suite guest casitas to the south. The stunning living room with platform fireplace flows into an inviting kitchen/dining area. Each interior space exudes the style and sophistication only a Mid-Century Modern structure can portray.
Extensive use of white-veined Carrera Italian marble throughout brings a high level of sophistication, which is accented by tastefully planned, subtle pops of color from custom furniture and decorator accents. With clean sight lines and pirouetting floor-to-ceiling windows housing jaw-dropping San Jacinto Mountain views in nearly every room, the home is as functional as it is fashionable and seamlessly blends the comfy interior with the surrounding outdoor landscape. A resort-style backyard showcases a refinished pool, complete with tanning shelf, and voluminous soaking spa off the master quarters to go with numerous outdoor sitting areas, fire pit, perfectly trimmed lime orchard, mature palm trees, and towering privacy hedges surrounding the perimeter.
Known as “The Holden Estate,” 1323 South Driftwood Drive is the ultimate Southern California desert escape from which to enjoy the unique, tranquil Palm Springs lifestyle. To schedule a private tour of this exclusive property, please contact Kathryn Tomasino or Bob Crebo.
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Savor a slice of Americana every day at Monterey Place, a 23-home community developed by Douglas Wilson Companies and represented by Bennion Deville Homes REALTORS® Rosemary Snow and Alex Wilson. Located in a charming enclave west of the 805 freeway in Chula Vista, Monterey Place is walking distance to community parks, schools, and restaurants, affording residents ample opportunity to explore the surrounding area while enjoying San Diego’s picture-perfect weather. With two versatile floor plans boasting high-quality finishes and forward-thinking details, Monterey Place is the ultimate address for growing families.
Compared to other new construction, Monterey Place offers a litany of features other communities lack, including energy-saving green appointments such as a tankless water heater, grey-water pipe in the laundry room for rain barrel collection, solar plumbing, and motion sensing lights in each bathroom. The interiors of the homes are elegantly finished, with light and bright open spaces to create an enjoyable living environment, starting with the heart of the home – the kitchen. Featuring stainless steel appliances, slab granite countertops with 6” backsplash, beech wood cabinets, and full height pantries, the kitchen space organically flows into a grand dining and living room area, perfect for entertaining guests or hosting dinner parties where everyone can gather as one.
To go with the perfectly in-tune interiors, the exterior of each home and surrounding yard is choicely detailed, including lace finished stucco in designer-selected color schemes, exposed wood rafter tails and detailing, architecturally selected doors, and front landscaping. In addition, the groundwork has been set for future comforts to be added, including a gas line stubbed for a firepit or grill in the backyard.
With limited inventory remaining at Monterey Place, and a dearth of homes available throughout San Diego County, now is the perfect time to jump at the chance to own a new home in one of the premier destinations in the world.
For more information on Monterey Place, including floor plans, photos, and renderings, check out www.MontereyPlaceHomes.com.
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