As many grandparents can attest, the arrival of grandchildren sparks a desire to create moments and memories like no other force of nature. For Barry and Donna Sommer, the birth of two granddaughters encouraged them to look beyond the walls of their home and up into the stately oak trees that surround their 2.5-acre forested property.
For Susie and Dave Muxlow, there’s nothing better than surrounding themselves with grandchildren all year long. But at Christmas, gatherings take on a special meaning for the couple when their large family squeezes into their cozy log cabin on the Kings River.
A whirlwind romance, combined with a love for golf, has turned a 50-year-old home into a gorgeous gathering spot for friends and a quiet, contemporary nest for a couple.