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Builder Rod de Leon's striking Carmel Valley hilltop home under- went a complete transformation inspired by his late wife Pam and seen to completion by de Leon and his new-found love, Denise Kuest. Photo: Bruce Dormody A FITTING TRIBUTE any proverbs refer to the phenomena of successful people who fail to use their professional skills in their daily lives: "Physician, heal thyself." "The cobbler's children have no shoes." "A plumber's house always has a dripping tap." "There are only wooden spoons at a blacksmith's house." This is cer tainly not the case with the home recently remodeled by respected Carmel Valley contractor Rod de Leon. Granted, it took some time to complete, but the reasons behind the delays had nothing to do with de Leon's concentration on other obligations, or an unwillingness to A Car mel Valley Home Filled with Ar t, Light and Love B Y M I C H A E L C H AT F I E L D P H OTO G R A P H Y B Y K E L L I U L D A L L M

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