Built for a cattle rancher in rural Missouri this home was an extensive remodel and addition. As the center of a 2,000-acre, 800 head cattle operation the home needed to not only be comfortable and functional but it also needed to be durable. The original home was a 40’ x 40’ structure that had fallen into disrepair. Two major changes were needed to turn the once decrepit structure into a comfortable and functional home. The entry was moved to the north side of the home to create a entry sequence that brings occupants directly into the open living room, dining room, and kitchen with a view of the lake below. Also, a master bedroom suite was added to the house. Instead of taking it directly onto the side of the house, the 16’ by 32’ suite was separated from the original structure by an 8-foot corridor with large windows on either side. This corridor and the large windows allow you to see directly through the home to the scenic countryside beyond as your approach the front door. While walking from the main structure to the master suite, the windows and the elevation change give the owners a feeling of a true private retreat from the busy lifestyle of a major cattle rancher.  


Location: Wright County, Missouri

Size: 2,168 square feet

            3 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths

Year: 2012

Photographs: Kassi Bauman Glassman, BigStar Photography