Whoever said that a book shouldn't be judged by its cover forgot to mention that the same applies to houses. And when it comes to Ben and Stacy Mosley's home, a thorough examination of the front and back is required before rushing to any assumptions. Even then, you just might be tempted to ask, "Is this the same house?" The Mosleys are accustomed to this reaction. From the street, their abode displays an undeniable Southern charm, with a cozy front porch, an inviting stoop, and a recessed entryway. Step around back, and tradition gives way to a modern brown box and a streamlined, multilevel deck. Even the landscaping changes from conventional shrubs in front to a backyard containing exotic grasses and clipped junipers with an almost Zen-like quality.
Left: The Mosley gang is all here: Stacy, Ben, daughter Estella, and pets Hank the dog and Tyrone the kitten.