Overlooking the Crooked River, this breathtaking residence on the canyon’s rim offers an eagle’s view and the ultimate equestrian set up.
Rich interior textures of leather, stone, wood and iron hold their own against the grand views from the great room, creating a strong sense of place and effortless western hospitality. Refined enough for the most elegant cowgirl, this ranch in Terrebonne, Oregon also features cattle working facilities and a full equestrian set up on 105 acres of high-desert nirvana. The towering Chief Cliff rock fireplace and twenty-foot beam and wood-paneled ceiling form a perfect gallery for Native American artifacts and artwork, enjoyed from soft leather sofas or the inviting bar.
The custom railing and iron works throughout the room were hand-forged by Ponderosa Forge of Sisters, Oregon and the dramatic “Calandra” chandelier is by 2nd Avenue Lighting, purchased through Kirsti Wolfe Design of Bend, Oregon. Hair-on-hide dining chairs are from NW Home Interiors, Bend, Oregon.
An authentic yet luxurious ranch theme extends throughout the home. In the gourmet kitchen, cabinet-faced appliances create a rustically elegant feel and a stretched goat-hide serves as the only wall embellishment. The countertops and island are custom concrete and hand-molded tile. The choice of Knotty Alder cabinetry enhances the wilderness feel. The nail head and leather island stools in a streamlined, almost geometric shape add a style-balancing twenty-first century element to the cowboy kitchen.
Attention to details like the traditional wrought iron sconces and a sliding, barn-wood television cover with hand-forged ironwork elevate The Blackstone Ranch to showcase status.
The “Preferred Stock” bronze sculpture is by artist, Bob Booth, and features livestock with the home owner’s brand. The coffee table’s hand-tooled leather top is also personalized with the owner’s brand.
Horse lovers will appreciate the extraordinary equine amenities at Blackstone Ranch, including a spacious four-stall barn featuring individual heated waterers, a grooming stall with hot and cold water, finished tack room and sound system. Four large turnout paddocks enhance equine living, and a enormous covered riding arena, round pen and commercial cattle sorting system make horseback work or play a pleasure.
Nearby Smith Rock State Park is a favorite of hikers, horseback riders and rock climbers. A variety of wildlife and birds of prey frequent the area (and Blackstone Ranch), including deer, cougars, otter and waterfowl.