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Beautiful Lakeside Living in Florida

 We're here, Clair!
We stopped by Clair's and Andy's Floridian-style home 
in Winter Park, Florida for lunch.


 Look at the cute Vespa parked out front.  I like the wide, welcoming brick steps.
Notice the working shutters.  These chairs are a comfortable spot to sit and view...
the lake across the old brick paved street.
Here's a pretty bench by the front door.  Clair is an artist.  She and Andy are also big art collectors.
This living room is to the right of the entry.  I like the pitch of the ceiling and the wood treatment.
There is a nice book collection and beautiful piano. 
To the left of the entry is the dining room with more views of the lake.
 
Someday I'd like to have a round dining table...I think it really encourages conversation. 
Some more art...the one on the bottom looks like Clair's cute dog. 
 
Here is the family room with the substantially framed French doors to the patio. Painting the French doors black really pops against all the white wood. 
(my husband, Howard and Clair)
This is where we sat for lunch.  They have a cool outdoor table with the top lined with pebbles. 

Here is their outdoor fireplace with soft blue throw blankets...I would love to sit out here in the evening with Clair and Andy.
 The powder room is lined with more art and a lamp softens the lighting.
Here is the antique French sewing chest that I bought with them at Porte de Clignancourt when they visited us in Paris years ago.  Notice the gorgeous dark herringbone floor.

This is the breakfast room. 
Sorry about the glare from the sun...
this room also looks out over the lake.

Nice swinging bench on their boat house deck. 
Now we are headed to Clair and Andy's 
beach condo for our house swap (like we did last spring). 
Isn't this a classically comfortable Floridian 
home?  I could move right in!