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A sloping flagstone path replaced an awkward-looking wooden staircase leading from the driveway to the front door. And now there’s a second way inside: Corridors (visible in the right-hand third of the photo) link the main living quarters to an elevator that connects to the garage.

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Heavy posts and beams are about all that’s left of the ’70s trilevel that architect Dennis Batke redesigned for the Burkes.

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An antique panel from India finds new life, having been incorporated into the Burke’s front door.

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An antique opium bed offers a fitting place to set down a book and ponder a fever-dream view: On a clear day, Hood is visible through the great room’s 27-foot-high glass wall.

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Granite counters and anigre wood cabinets make for a gleamingly contemporary kitchen.

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Glass stair treads crafted by local artist Walter Gordiner lead from the main to the upper floor.

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Limestone tile and lacquer cabinetry give the master bath a vintage ’20s feel.

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Carved wooden panels swing open to reveal a master bedroom outfitted with silk textiles.

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Eggplant and chartreuse paint perk up the walls of an ample guest suite.

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A vintage poster and hammered metal bench offer a scenic stop at the end of a corridor.

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