Ralph Kylloe's Rustic Living
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Ralph Kylloe is the foremost authority on rustic style.
A privileged look at never-before-photographed rustic homes, Ralph Kylloe’s Rustic Living presents a myriad of stunning rustic treasures scattered across North America, from Vermont to Arizona, Montana to North Carolina. Each extraordinary property tells its own individual story through detailed interior and exterior photos that remind us of the emotional link we all have to rustic styling.
Ralph Kylloe’s other titles have sold more than 225,000 copies.
below: Large-scale, clean-lined furniture fills the living room with rustic ambience, such as a massive cabinet in a corner and soft leather-clad chairs circling a game table. Above and below: The nearly five thousand square feet of living space includes a game room with pool table. Intricately carved panels are featured on the second-floor balcony railing. A small breakfast bar and the kitchen beyond are framed by two log pillars. Fieldstone forms a complete wall between dining room and
trees were nothing less than mesmerizing. Swaying in a magical dance, the trees, like ballet dancers, flowed gracefully with each puff of wind. The owners of the property had looked at land in the area for more than two years before purchasing this site. Like many historical properties in the Old West, it was overgrazed, run down and had incurred many years of neglect and abuse. But the new owners, with the help of Harry Howard from Yellowstone Traditions and architect Candace Tillotson-Miller,
saw great potential in the property, which occupied more than three miles of riverfront. The owners initially sought a large home to accommodate family and friends. It was suggested, however, that the architecture should be consistent with the historical precedence of the valley. And that meant small buildings. In time, six old historical buildings from the area were purchased and restacked on the property. Tillotson-Miller designed several structures for the project, including the main
days all the rustic stuff was gone, the ceiling was painted purple, the walls were painted pink, the curtains were a lacy blue and red, and there were posters of cats, dogs and teenage rock stars all over the place. Soon her friends started spending more time at our house and I’ve had to endure fashion shows, dance routines and makeup cases. This is not what I expected, but how could I deny my only child a bit of happiness? Nonetheless, if and when I ever decide to sell this place, I’m not
and accessories remain in the home and are used by the owners and their friends and families. Out of necessity the kitchen was recently remodeled and upgraded. The impressive collection of historical taxidermy, which is a hallmark of historical Adirondack hunting lodges, speaks of ages long gone. The home itself offers five bedrooms and three and a half baths. A walk-around second-floor balcony provides access to the different rooms on the upper floor. A game room, complete with game table,