Builder: Larry Meyer Construction
Is it a home with a museum or a museum that someone lives in? This timber tribute to Native American culture is a bit of both.
In addition to the home, the 40-acre lot boasts water features and fields of wildflowers, sunflowers, soybeans and corn-feed lots. This natural feast attracts wildlife, including turkey, deer, fox, coyotes and wolves. “We have our own ecosystem,” says Scott. “We try to act as curators of the land.”
Three white pine hammerbeam trusses define the foyer space. The ceiling is reclaimed Wyoming snow fence that’s been whitewashed, and the walls are painted nickel-gap poplar paneling.
Standing just inside the breezeway/foyer, a raised platform and turquoise barn-style doors lead to the home’s central core. Pops of this blue hue are found throughout.
The timbers on the kitchen’s adobe-hacienda-style ceiling are purely decorative and give the room an earthy, rustic feel. Meanwhile, the “Bahama Sea Blue” custom cabinetry, designed and built by Dombeck Custom Cabinets, infuse the space with vivid color.
The art gallery is built from bits of Americana: the floorboards are reclaimed barnwood and the ceiling was built from pallets used to haul train tracks to the American West. If you look closely, you can see the indentations from where the boat rocked the rails on their way from China. What didn’t fit in the gallery can be found scattered around the sculpture garden outside.
The circle of eight Native chiefs was inspired by a dream of Scott’s featuring the same scene. Sculpted by Huey’s Fine Art gallery in Santa Fe, the circle includes original bronze statues of Red Cloud, Sitting Bull, Pontiac and five other prominent Native Americans. In total, the garden includes 30 bronze monuments.
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