This grand, Tahoe-style home is perched on a scenic hilltop overlooking the 80-acre Devine Ranch near Santa Cruz on the stunning central California coast. The ranch is an equestrian lover’s dream, complete with an elegant eight-stall barn, riding arena, covered round pen, two service buildings, and 30 acres of pastures.
Brought to life by award-winning architect John Blackburn, AIA, the spacious 7,000-square-foot timber frame home, built with structural insulated panels (SIPs) for efficiency, features refined rustic elements borrowed from the beautiful barn that Blackburn designed before the owner decided to build a residence on the property. “We used the same stone, siding and trim on the house, so the barn was sort of a test,” explains Blackburn. “We were able to try out different things to see what the owner wanted.
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September - October 2020