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Doug Scott and Ben Baltic's restoration of their early Irving Gill cottage, Sunnyslope Lodge, has resulted in a site where historic photographs and contemporary views can only be distinguished by their printing technology. This quaint house "on a ribbon of land" as it was described in the May 1919 Sunset Magazine is one of a small number of experimental cottages designed by Gill, through which he developed his famous vocabulary of flush detailing, slab doors, and thin wall construction. Efficiency, sanitation, and economy served by restrained beauty and elegant simplicity set the progressive ideas of that time, while Ben and Doug's restoration sets preservation standards for our own time.
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