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Early on, the blue and white paint from the jet’s tenure as part of the Tower Air fleet was sandblasted off the aircraft. An engine cowling has been reinvented as a fountain, one of many examples of repurposed materials at retired auto executive Francie Rehwald’s home.

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updated 11.27.12

  • Early on, the blue and white paint from the jet’s tenure as part of the Tower Air fleet was sandblasted off the aircraft. An engine cowling has been reinvented as a fountain, one of many examples of repurposed materials at retired auto executive Francie Rehwald’s home.
    Early on, the blue and white paint from …
  • The struts that once held an engine in place can be glimpsed on the ceiling of the main living area.
    The struts that once held an engine in p…
  • On the roof of the second story is a pool that drips water into a stone basin at ground level—the centerpiece of a large viewing terrace off the kitchen. The statue came from a shopping trip to Bali.
    On the roof of the second story is a poo…
  • Rehwald is framed in a window that’s part of a strip of fuselage incorporated into the kitchen design.
    Rehwald is framed in a window that’s par…
  • Rehwald saw old oaks being cleared in Pasadena’s Arroyo Seco and had them delivered to her property. They were cured and reborn as a headboard for the master bedroom suite and as patio tables and chairs.
    Rehwald saw old oaks being cleared in Pa…
  • Rehwald on a cowhide couch custom made for the entry foyer to the main house.
    Rehwald on a cowhide couch custom made f…
  • Along the driveway stands a shrinelike structure crafted by the estate’s former owner, interior designer Tony Duquette, that survived the 1993 fire that burned through the land.
    Along the driveway stands a shrinelike s…
  • Rehwald had the concrete pad from Duquette’s house cut into pavers that now wind through native grasses by the pool.
    Rehwald had the concrete pad from Duquet…
  • The guest house has a large outdoor entertaining area decorated with Balinese masks.
    The guest house has a large outdoor ente…

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