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Personal Space: Steve Strauss's Eclectic Arcadia Abode

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Steve Strauss and his Arcadia home can be described using the same adjectives -- eclectic and passionate, yet relaxed. The part-owner of Wag N' Wash (the pet supply and DIY washing station in Phoenix) and percussionist of the long-time local band Azz Izz has lived in the Orange Grove Heights neighborhood for more than 12 years. His house, he says, is a "constant work in progress." Strauss tries to do one major home-improvement project a year and maybe two or three smaller ones, but also has a laid back approach to decor and likes to "let things fall into place." His home is full of relics from his travels (travel is a passion -- he makes time for several trips each year) and art and photos from family and friends...full story