This house stands on high ground,
above the other ranch buildings, dominating the plain below, and
with long views to the Paine massif in the west. Notice the sun-gallery
on the lea side of the house (nearest to the camera), which also
serves as a porch to control draughts. Picket fences were a characteristic
feature: these are especially elegant.
Since the date of this photo, trees have been planted and these
now provide a partial barrier against the cold westerly winds.