Ranch Rustic Elevated

A New Residence South of Flagstaff Brings Cowboy Culture and Comfort Together

Photographs by Melissa Dunstan

When it comes to country living, it often starts with the front porch. A good, inviting front porch is a coveted feature of any rural residence where being outdoors and leisurely is a common call. Well, how about a covered, wraparound porch that is 2,600 square feet—nearly matching the size of the interior floor plan at 2,800 feet? That’s the big element on a new home in Elkhorn Estates, where the homeowners wanted a wooded getaway that was more outdoors than in.

“They really wanted to have a place where they could be outdoors as much as possible,” said Kerry-Lynn Love, Operations Manager with JKC, Inc builders. The company served as the general contractor on the home, custom-built and completed last year. “It’s where they like to spend their time.” Love added that the outdoor area on the three-acre-plus property includes a barn, fire pit and horseshoes. Inside, the décor and style is decidedly Western, with exposed beams, tongue-and-groove flooring, and a sturdy mix of simple elegance with the rustic touches in the design. The home features a large master suite, as well as two guest suites. In total, it has three bedrooms and a total of three-and-a-half bathrooms.

Other details in the single-level ranch home include eight-foot doors, natural stone and travertine in the master shower. In the other two bathrooms, wood-looking porcelain tile runs vertically up to the ceiling, and visitors have been known to confuse it with natural wood. Outside, some sustainable and eco-friendly touches include 50-year shingles on the roof and attention to lighting to help keep the dark skies. It’s a home that’s iconic Western but also comfortable and sophisticated.

Seth Muller

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