Audrey and Eric Tew are as open up and welcoming as their dwelling, and that is stating a large amount.
The house is barely noticeable from the road, at the very least until finally the summer season flower gardens are in whole bloom and nearby targeted visitors slows in admiration.
“People say ‘I’ve pushed by right here each and every day for 5 several years. Has this residence usually been here?’” Audrey laughed.
The home is amazing and becomes even more so when it becomes obvious this is not a new develop. The authentic part of the household was constructed in 1915, the Tews mentioned, produced as a person of those people sweet tiny farm residences with the pyramid-model roof around a modest room.
It was obtained by Chris Ivanoff well into the century and beneath his inventive arms — he is the operator of Mounting Sunlight Studio — a barrel roof was additional, the reduced portion of the exterior was wrapped in corrugated tin and the inside was treated to exciting surface coverings and textures.
For instance, there are exposed metallic I-beams that hook up the addition to the unique framework. The bar for the consume-in kitchen is clad in steel, and some of the partitions echo the tin-wrapped exterior.
The entire dwelling, two bedrooms and a tub, is flooded with light-weight introduced in to the dwelling via massive windows that are created to mimic the initial search of the setting up.
“The lower glass in the windows,” Audrey mentioned, “it’s so vibrant and stunning. Every early morning the sun will come up and the walls mirror that light-weight.”
These partitions are painted a heat sangria shade, reminiscent of a mango pores and skin, not all purple, but not yellow both, hovering somewhere in involving in a delighted shade of superb.
Possibly, even though, the greatest section of the home is outside the house. The big doorways open up on three sides to exterior areas crafted for residing and having fun with the Wyoming outside.
On the east-southeast side there is a 4-stage deck with a table and seating, a fireplace composition and a stock-watering tank organized for planting bedding vegetation.
Out the entrance door is a normal porch that holds a painted bench for seating. It carries a sunshine-encounter motif with hues that mimic the dwelling space and a splash of ocean blue.
To the western facet of the property is still another porch, which connects to the front in a semi-wrap model. This one particular, also, is equipped out with cozy-looking Adirondack chairs, perfect for seeing sunsets on lengthy Wyoming evenings.
All all around the household the landscape characteristics aspen trees, transplanted by the preceding proprietors.
“They are so stunning, and the audio they make in the spring, with the leaves …,” Audrey trailed off. “They are perfect to shade the lawn.”
The Tews are Oklahoma natives, but fell in appreciate with the Major Horn Basin. They determined they wanted to invest in a house in Powell and appeared for rather a even though again in 2015.
“We observed this on the web page, but it was [photographed] at an odd angle,” Eric reported. “But we ultimately got a person to convey us out to see it.
“She [Audrey] walked in and that was it,” he chuckled.
It experienced been on the current market much more than 6 months when the Tews resolved to invest in the home and the 4 acres on which it sits.
The few has finished extremely very little to the property since then. They returned to Oklahoma for a time, but could not remain away from the tin-wrapped property with the mountain sights.
A pergola has been added, but most of the rest of the perform has been landscaping with bouquets that blaze in July.
The complete house is concealed from total see by tall conifers, secluding the home and garden from the occasional site visitors.
“It’s our small slice of heaven,” Audrey claimed, as she headed out to the greenhouse to begin some more flowers for the property that is excellent for them.