Home on the Range
In the mountains of northern Arizona, designer Christie Board of Prescott, Ariz.-based Board by Board had the opportunity and the challenge to design a new-build ranch home 20 miles from the closest city and at a 7,000-ft. altitude.
“This house sits on an 80-acre horse ranch, and we wanted the design to reflect the western, cabin feel,” said Board, adding that she tried very hard to stay away from the typical country vibe and to instead give it a luxurious appeal.
Board was excited by the idea of an eclectic, rustic tone in the kitchen, but her challenge was to not have too many textures at once. “It is a super fine line,” she added.
This kitchen floorplan allows family and guests to be easily entertained without getting in the way of the cook.
“The homeowner mentioned there was some old barn wood on the property and asked if the range hood could be made from that,” said Board. “We drew up a sketch, and our very talented contractor built it. It really is perfect and one of a kind.”
The breakfast nook is a combination of faux distressed leather and cowhides. The barbwire–look pendant adds a whimsical touch and echoes the surrounding horse ranch.
“In the laundry room/mud room, the cabinets are painted with a peeled paint finish,” said Board. “It’s meant to give the idea that these cabinets could have been out in a barn for several years, and we magically made them work in her laundry room!”
The unique wall in the powder room is made out of real wood bark shingles, which Board says she learned are only harvested once a year. Thankfully she was in time to order.
The homeowner provided the deer horn mirror, and the design team created a simple vanity and mounted a stone vessel sink on top to complete the ranch feel.
The homeowner wanted to incorporate copper throughout the house, so the design team kept that in mind while picking out fixtures, lighting, hardware and sinks, like the copper mirrors and sinks in the master bath.