HIGHWAY 193, STORY, WY
|The house was
designed by the owners, Joe and Patty Gingles and built in 2003 by
Galloway Construction Co. of Sheridan.
The exterior was designed to be as maintenance free as possible. The lower portion of the wall is constructed of river rock taken from the creek behind the house. Local Story craftsman, Dean Coffman, did al l the exterior and interior rock work. The upper wall, while appearing to be cedar, is actually concrete siding made by the James Hardie Co. The front and back patios are stamped concrete formed to resemble flagstone. The exterior doors, while again appearing to be wood, are Thermatru insulated steel. The exterior wall panels (with an R value of 22) were constructed in Montana and lifted into place with all window and door openings precut. The interior walls were constructed by traditional wood framing method. floors, countertops and showers are all ceramic tile installed by another Story craftsman, Rex Cahhal. All cabinetry in the house was made by Cole Custom Cabinet Co. of Casper. The house has 4 separate zones of radiant heat allowing different temperatures in each zone. The air conditioning is vented through the ceiling. The 31,000 BTU Harmon gas fire place in the living room is sufficient to heat the house on cooler fall or spring days when the radiant heat is not yet on. Square footage, without the 3 car garage is 2840.
The home is an open space design that allows entry way, living room, dining room and kitchen to form one great room area under a 20 foot cathedral ceiling. The large kitchen features a 4.5 x 8 ft center island with a cook top, a free standing 8 ft separating wall and a large breakfast bar between the kitchen and dining areas. A large walk-in pantry off the kitchen also houses the radiant heating system. Also off the kitchen is a laundry/work/mud room leading to the garage. Take not of the Venetian plaster wall finish in the half bath. Two guest bedrooms and a guest bath line the 5 foot wide hallway leading to the double French doors of the large master bedroom and sitting area with glass double patio door access to the back yard. Of special interest are the doors into the guest bedrooms. They are 80 year old doors taken from Huntley School (now abandoned) where Patty grew up. She refinished them and designed and crafted the 12 stained glass panels in each door.
Keeping in mind that this house was designed as a "retirement home", it was purposely built on one level to be wheelchair accessible should that need ever arise. All interior doors (solid wood) are at least 32 inches wide. The toilets are of handicapped height. An extra large walk-in shower is in the master bath along with a 9x12 walk-in closet with built in shelving.
Large arched windows throughout the home allow for beautiful views of South Piney Creek flowing behind the house and the Big Horn Mountains in the front. The kitchen, great room and hallway wall treatment is a skip-trowel with dry brush glaze. Each room in the house features a unique textured wall treatment done by Patty.
Joe and Patty Gingles, 2006
Note: This home was part of the Story Woman's Club's Story Home Tour on June 4, 2006.