RUSTIC REIMAGINED A MAGNIFICENT
COWGIRL|September - October 2020
RUSTIC REIMAGINED A MAGNIFICENT
TIMBER FRAME HOME SITS ATOP AN 80 ACRE EQUESTRIAN ESTATE AND BOASTS COMFORTABLE ELEGANCE, COMMANDING VIEWS, AND PLENTY OF OPPORTUNITY TO EMBRACE CALIFORNIA’S SOUGHT AFTER LIFESTYLE.
CHRISTY NIELSON

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