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Whitethorn Ranch

Perched on a steep slope, three levels of decks and a private covered BBQ deck with ample gathering space, take advantage of the stunning river views in this private retreat. This home features four bedrooms, five and a half baths, and a lower level kid’s wing with a game area. A very private master suite includes a large bathroom, closet and office sitting room. Thoughtful design of the grading and siting, allows formal entry into the main living level while the driveway leads to the garage that connects to the informal mud-gear room entry through a bridge.

Arched stone passages below the great room and master suite office allow water to flow downhill past the house. Three-tier decks were designed to maximize the views of the river below from the exterior while allowing unobstructed views from the interior, such as from the living room. An octagonal dining nook topped with a turret roof features large windows with a panoramic view. A custom designed steel and heavy timber range hood surround was built as a focal point of the kitchen.

The exterior of the home is finished in irregular granite veneer and cedar ship-lap siding and finished with a composition roof. Steel and cable railing at a contemporary touch. Wood decking soffits, heavy timber and trusses, as well as the granite are carried into the interior adding to the Craftsman feel.


Location:Northern/ Central California
Style:Craftsman
Architect:Kristi Thompson - MWA, Inc.
Structural Engineer:MWA, Inc.
Builder:Barr Construction & Restoration
Interior Designer:Terry Hurt Interior Design
Photographer:Vance Fox
Year Completed :2018
Square Feet:6,900





Mat and I want to express our thanks for designing such an imaginative, functional and beautiful place for us to live. The process of’ building a home from the ground up can he very challenging, and your help guiding us through the process was invaluable. You lived up to all of our expectations, and surpassed them.

We knew we were in good hands when you got excited about the images we had gathered depicting the style of architecture and cosmetic finishes that we liked. The interactive design process, which began with basic bubble drawings and proceeded through detailed finishes, was always professional, educational and respectful. And the progress was always well documented by Brian Holm, one of your staff architects, who put in a tremendous amount of work on many of the design elements and most of the details. If we were unfamiliar with materials you suggested, you would take us on field trips to show us how those finishes look and feel in a house. In the end, we provided you the basic skeleton of what we wanted; you gave us the realization of our dream home.

We also enjoyed the collaborative spirit that existed between you, our contractor, our designer and us. The team was cohesive, problem solving oriented, and always put our needs at the top of the list, whether it was an issue regarding functional design or limited resources.
Our home is a clear reflection of us . . . you were able to interpret our needs, grasp our desires, and mix in your sense of design and architecture, to produce a place of pure beauty and functionality.

We are happy to recommend your services and talents to others.
Nancy and Max Gisko