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A rough-plastered arch with an enormously deep reveal frames the dining room of the Roper residence.  Massive walls and rough-textured plasterwork are a classic trait of Spanish Revival homes;  this illusion of mass was created by “furring”, a technique in which a nonstructural wooden armature was built in a form mimicking masonry, and then simply plastered over.  The waxed clay tile floor, beehive fireplace, and dark-timbered ceiling echo the living room’s themes, while the tiny display niche subtly punctuates the passage from room to room.