Wide Open Spaces
By Thomas Shess
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Architect/New HomeRustic in Rancho
Dust off the original meaning of “ranch house” to describe the new Turner Ranch in Rancho Santa Fe. An overview of the single-family complex shows four separate components and a four-stall barn with a guest unit above. The “outback” showcases a championship dressage area for the horses.
Owners Liz and Lyle Turner, in collaboration with Allard Jansen & Associates, created an equestrian resort. Turner Ranch reflects their love of California’s early agrarian architecture, shown in the extensive use of wood siding, stone and dark roof tiles. Nearby historic buildings were also used to guide the design.
Owner/Contractor: Requested privacy
Architect: Melvin McGee, McGee/Behun Architects, Mission Hills
Interior Designer: Victoria Brady, Brady Design Associates
Landscape Architect: Steve Adams, Adams Design Associates
Landscaper: Maister Landscape Construction
Stonemasons: Wickert Tile and David Walk Stonemason
Judges’ Comments: “Good spaces and attention to detail. It would be a pleasure to live and entertain here.” “Beautiful home, wonderful outdoor spaces.”
Photographers: Melvin McGee, Jim Aquino, Gail Dana