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The Art of Home: Karen Saikhon - A Home Built for Eight... And More
It may be hard to believe that near the hustle and bustle of a neighboring high school lies a serene and charming sanctuary, just beyond school grounds. This haven in particular belongs to educator, wife and mother Karen Saikhon, to name only a few of her trades. The location, within walking distance of Southwest High School, has proven itself ideal as Saikhon has worked as an instructor at the school for several years. Resting on one full acre of land, Saikhon and her husband Arthur have called this residence home for over two decades. A dwelling which captures your attention from the outside in, the house is surrounded by lush greenery and perhaps, most notably, a beautifully extended olive tree settled next to the family’s driveway. Her husband, a seasoned farmer, was most adamant in planting the tree, now 18 years old. “The olive tree is something that was very important for him to have in our yard,” Saikhon recollects.
By Alanna Jordan
February 1, 2011