High Horse Ranch: Eco-Modern Retreat Revealed
High Horse Ranch by KieranTimberlake, nestled in the rugged terrain of Willits, California, marries modern design with an immersive natural experience.
Accessible via winding gravel roads, this cabin retreat offers a dramatic entry leading to panoramic views of Mendocino County’s forests. Emphasizing eco-friendly construction, the ranch features reclaimed materials and modular design, ensuring a light touch on the landscape and a seamless blend into the valley and wooded clearings.
About High Horse Ranch
Welcome to High Horse Ranch
High Horse Ranch, located in California’s Mendocino County, is reached through winding gravel roads. Its dramatic entrance, leading to a panoramic forest valley view, is truly memorable. The design focuses on enhancing the arrival experience: a scenic drive, a walk through shaded areas, and then the stunning valley view as you enter the house.
A Blend of Architecture and Nature
The main house overlooks the valley, complemented by two guest cabins in the woods. Sharing materials like reclaimed wood, cor-ten steel, and glass with the main house, these cabins offer both communal spaces and private amenities.
Centrally, the main house has a socializing area and a private bedroom-study zone. Designed to merge with nature, these spaces use the landscape as natural walls and windows.
Sustainable Building Techniques
Following the eco-friendly design of Loblolly House, the owners chose construction methods that minimize environmental impact. The main house and guest cabins were built using modular pieces, transported and assembled with care to avoid tree damage. This reflects a strong commitment to environmentally conscious building practices.
Photography by Tim Griffith
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