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May 07, 1988 - Image 16

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-05-07

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EMPTY NEST

FINE ISRAELI ART

EXCLUSIVE NATIONAL
DISTRIBUTORS OF SCULPTURE

BY AHARON BEZALEL

Seated Couple

34"x10"x8 1/2"

by Aharon Bezalel

Creation and Exodus (bronze)
by Aharon Bezalel
20"x19"

Midsummer Season

by Joseph Zaritsky

Silkscreen

gallery yakir

352-4290

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29080 Inkster, Southfield, MI

(Second House North of 12 Mile)

Sun.-Thurs. 10-5 p.m. or by Appointment

in Boca Raton in the winter and
another up north for the summer
and fall," says one designer.
Retailers have responded to the
changing modes of lifestyle, both
for empty nesters who choose to
set up new living quarters, and
another newly identified consumer
affluent singles who choose to
live with "style" as well as comfort.
Now there is a greater selection of
finely-crafted "downsized" fur-
niture and an 84 inch or 92 inch
sofa is no longer considered the
standard for living rooms.
But this is not the choice for
every empty nester. Work as well
as play can figure into these
modifications and the home office
has become another popular way
of adapting space.
A Bloomfield Hills physician and
his travel agent wife bucked the
trends entirely, moving from a
smaller four bedroom to a five
bedroom 4200 square foot home
recently, after all three kids had left
the nest: one to embark on a law
career in another city; another to
begin a long PhD program in
another city; and the third to at-
tend college as an undergrad.
"We had looked off-and-on for
many years, but we were often
worried about school systems, or
who would have to switch schools
at their senior year. The time to buy
our dream home never seemed
right," she says.
A Condo? Some of her friends
had a tough time understanding
her aversion to it at first. "It seem-
ed claustrophobic to us, and I am
an out-of-town person with both
parents and children who are settl-
ed in other cities. When we started
looking, we weren't even thinking
of size.
The layout, with a master suite
that is entirely separate from the
other four bedrooms, is perfect for
that function. "It is more gracious,
more modern, with more conve-
niences and access to the out-
side."
Most of all, it was serendipity.
They fell in love with it. "Here, we
figure, we could age gracefully,"
she says smiling. 17

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