The New Western Home

Gibbs Smith

Rustic log ranches with soaring prairie vistas; quiet fishing cabins along the river; mountain hideaways tucked among the trees; historic urban factories renovated into stylish condos-today's western homes share a spirit while covering a wide range of western styles in both architecture and design. Author Chase Reynolds Ewald pays tribute to this spirit through fourteen human-scaled structures that exemplify sensitive  renovation and preservation of the region's past. The New Western Home proves that environmentally responsible and regionally appropriate choices can encompass  cutting-edge designs and materials.

  Among the homes featured are a "new, but built to look old" cabin compound at the bend in a river, sustainable high country hideaways built completely off the grid, and an art-filled Wyoming ranch. And for the modernist minded, several of these homes show that contemporary, minimal interiors actually facilitate a full engagement with dramatic western landscapes and unique high-altitude light.

  In a changing and timeless West, The New Western Home honors originality and sensitivity and celebrates dwellings with soul.

Chase Reynolds Ewald holds degrees from Yale and the Graduate School of Journalism at U.C. Berkeley. Founder of a nonprofit guest ranch in Wapiti, Wyoming, she now lives in northern California with her husband and four daughters. West Coast Senior Editor for Western Art & Architecture magazine, Chase is the author of six previous books, including Arts & Crafts Style and Spirit and Cowboy Style. She is the co-author of New West Cuisine and Sweet Treats from the Wild West.


176 pages