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2019 Award Winners



Design Detail


El Rancho


Stilwell, Kan.

Architect/Designer | Bickford & Co.

Builder | Ashner Construction Company

Land Planner | Epic Landscape Productions

Interior Designer | Amber Gardner Interiors

Interior Merchandiser | Brick Owens

Photographers | Bob Greenspan Photography | Matt Kocourek Photography

The staircase in this home is an integration of the surrounding landscape and the owner’s history. To bring this natural feel into the home, a local artisan was commissioned to create metal castings from tree branches that were harvested from the home’s site. Raw latillas imported from New Mexico flank the stairwell to provide handrails.

Each of the owner’s children carved their initials into the tops of the stair posts. Turquoise is embedded in some of the live oak treads and stone pebbles adorn the risers to make a visually enticing experience as one ascends the staircase. 

From the Judges
The judges praised how the home owner’s personality was incorporated into the reclaimed materials from the site.  

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