Featured home The most striking feature that greets you upon entering
Ingold’s home is perhaps the art — sculptures; a mobile Southwestern piece; a wooden life-sized cowboy, which his two daughters designed and built, and a wooden life-sized pig. The mobile piece colorfully portrays two cowboys chasing an Indian between two saguaro cactuses
Ingold unveiled from its packing and carefully placed on the fireplace hearth a new bronze pheasant by the same artist. “The ducks on the fireplace, this piece (the pheasant), and the quail in the other room all came from the same guy,” he explained. “David Chapple did them all — a very, very good artist and a very good friend; a very clever guy.”
A variety of unique and interesting art greets visitors when they enter Ingold's home
OPPOSITE PAGE: Guests can
relax in colorful decorated Adirondack
chairs on the patio outsidee the master bedrooms
An L-shaped couch forms the living room boundaries on the west and south. Situated near the couch, the coffee table — about four feet square — is unique, too — solid concrete.
“It takes four men or more to move
it,” Ingold says of the table. “It’s all one piece but hollow in the middle. It is solid, but boy, it’s heavy!”
The appeal of the outdoors is evident in the
absence of any draperies over the windows. Several rooms feature translucent blocks to admit the light, including in the master bedroom, which is itself a showcase of Santa Fe design.
in a scene comparable to Monument Valley, with the blazing sun in the background. A pendulum provides the momentum for each of the moving parts — the cowboys, the Indian and the sun.
Above the wooden pig stands a table, on top of which are
three Southwestern sculptures. The largest — a cowboy upon a bucking bronco — is done in steel that was allowed to rust and then was sealed. Under the table and standing upon the Saltillo tile floor is the carved wooden pig that once was originally made to be a part of a carousel.
“It never got used — I don’t know why,” Ingold says of
the pig that he acquired from an antique store. He says he thinks that what they wanted was a little more slope to the pig’s back to allow for a more comfortable ride. “I thought it was just cool,” he said. “It just grabs you.
To enter Ingold’s living room though, a visitor can
easily see that he cares about his Southwestern décor. The Santa Fe style fireplace, painted copper color, immediately attracts the eye.
On a stand to the right of the
fireplace, a sculpture reveals two startled quail in bronze taking flight from a decorative wooden bramble inset into a granite base.
interior walls and cabinet colors
throughout the home
In fact, a Santa Fe artist designed and constructed the matching bed, night stands and bench at the foot of the bed — all of waxed pine, now 20 years old.
Ingold said that this set was the last one that the artist ever made.
In the master bathroom that adjoins the bedroom, Ingold
also built a walk-in shower, bounded on two sides by translucent blocks separating the vanity to the inside and forming part of the outer patio wall to the outside. Into the vanity, he installed a large transparent glass sink, which--were it not in the bathroom--might otherwise be mistaken as a massive serving bowl. “This bathroom has been redone three times,” he says. “I see things, and then I just tweak it.”
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