If’n ya love Southwest ranch life, yore gonna love this lil ol’ place and feel real welcome like, too!
For your decor, ya got yore wagon wheel ceilin’ with long-horn accented ceilin’ fan.
Ya got yore sculpted chandelier that casts a humdinger of a trail ridin’ shadow.
Ya even got yore solid turquoise water trough!
And looky here! Ya got a wagon-load of trainin’ paddocks, not to mention top notch stable facilities. (That there’s horse storage space for you city folk.)
Tell me something, am I the only person who doesn’t care for vast expanses of knotty pine? The kitchen here has got it in spades (Pic 14). I’m also confused about something… why are there snowshoes sitting on the hearth? (Pic 19) What? Do they work on sand, too? The desert views are nice, but do people really get out in the heat to train and ride horses? Doesn’t the heat get to the horses, too? It’s an interesting place with plenty of horse-working space… it just needs to be somewhere without furnace-like temps a good part of the year.
It isn’t just the knotty pine — it’s everything. There is literally not one thing about that place that I like. And, yes, I wondered about the snowshoes, too. Weird.
@MsWildhack: I suppose someone not liking anything about the place is actually a good thing for a Looney Listing. Even so, I do like a few things. The concept of the sculpted chandelier that casts an artistic shadow could be used in lots of ways. And the fireplace is nice, even if the decorations on it are a bit odd. It’s also nice to see generously sized horse stalls – 20’x20′.
@Emerald63: I wonder about hot horses too. Most mammals can become acclimatized to a wider variety of climates than we often think. Modern heating and cooling systems have softened us up quite a bit. When my family first started going to South America, we would walk outside of the hotel and become drenched in our own sweat in only a few minutes. The locals we were with would be standing there with us in long sleeves perfectly dry. These days, the technology has become pervasive there and we don’t see people as tolerant of the heat as we are.
On the other end of the spectrum, I was reading about the different types of dogs they use for sled racing in the arctic. I was surprised by some of the breeds not thinking that they were bred for those kinds of temperatures. As a boy in Ohio, I remember when we first got insulation put in the old house. Before then we just slept cold.
I know horses in my area in the foothills of the Appalachians can get heated although it’s no desert where I live. It looks like the stables in this listing are nice and open to the air with plenty of shade. Even so, I’m sure that the horses are acclimatized to the desert. A good horse owner (emphasis on “good”) in any climate will be able to see the signs of a horse that is being overheated and take care of the horse’s needs.
As for the listing – I recall that we’ve had more tasteful horse ranch listings. This doesn’t go in that category, although I’m with Em – that’s an interesting idea with the light and shadows.
We do have a bit of a photo bomb in the bathroom shot. Not bad photos for a phone. Better than some photos we’ve seen in listings from what I presume were cheap cameras.
@Frodo: Did you hear about this year’s Iditarod? It started on schedule today, but there’s a change of venue. They had to move it north because it was in the 40s in Anchorage and there just wasn’t enough (any?) snow. (O_o)
I have to think the folks over in Boston aren’t feeling too sorry for them.
@Emerald63: I did see that. I guess it was closer to go north. However, they could have come to the East Coast. Winter showed up here in spades.
I always have to read then go over and look at Redfin to see it. $1.2 million and the agent can’t post pictures correctly. Love having to turn the iPad to see what the picture is.