There is a one-of-a-kind custom home off of North Rondo Rd. that boasts eccentric features and a thoughtful design. From a blank canvas to a true work of art, you’ll want to dissect every inch of every room of this festive home.
The Jerry hill country home was completed in the summer of 2010, the perfect time for relaxing on their back patio and dipping in the pool. With 5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 fireplaces and over 4000 square feet of space, there was plenty to personalize. Local designers were commissioned to customize each room to convey a unique personality.
Architect, Ginger Carter Patterson Design Drafting, drafted plans for the home, while JBT Construction Services were contractors. Together, they were able to make this family’s vision a reality.
The owners have a deep affinity for hunting, animal preservation and adventure. Their love influenced the design of their home, even down to the exterior stone accents and landscaping. Dana Cox was commissioned to carry out landscaping, which sets the stage for the entire home.
“Hunting has been an integral part of both Corey & I’s lives since birth,” emphasized Morgan Jerry, owner and wife to Corey Jerry. “Corey grew up hunting on land in South Arkansas along the Ouachita river. I have been to Africa twice hunting in Namibia and South Africa and visiting Zambia & Zimbabwe. “
The home is an ode to nature, from the small creek in the front yard, to the wood planks and pillars complimenting the earth tone walls, a gratitude for the outdoors can be found.
The kitchen is the central point for the home. It features deep, moody Knotty Alder wood encapsulates the kitchen, along with White oak flooring for the bar top. Phillips Lumber contributed the pine on the upper bar- a piece so large that it had to be cup in half, the spare used for a sofa table. Tying everything together is the “child and pet proof” Ashford Walnut from the Mannington Adura line.
One of the most interesting rooms is the twin children’s’ room that sports built in fort beds and a nautical theme. Bill Barlett designed the boys bedroom, which was quite the undertaking.
At the end of the house lies the great hall, an open room with the family’s hunts. The most eye catching is the graceful giraffe. Accompanying him are various animals like a warthog, Nyala, Blue Wildebeest, Duiker, and a Steenbok.
“It is humbling to take an animal like a giraffe and provide close to 700lbs of meat to orphanages. The old giraffe had been fighting off younger males for over a year and stopping the heard from reproducing. To see pictures of the baby giraffes years later because of an animal I took is so exciting.”
She’s spent her time in New Zealand hunting for Tahr and Chamois by helicopter, as well as landing a Zebra and Gemsbok on one of her visits.
A black bear skin can also be found hanging near the bar, a hunt she landed while in Canada with her family. Despite the room filled with various animals, the giraffe is always the point of conversation.
“The Giraffe is always the biggest wow factor. Anytime a new person is here with someone who has been here before it’s the first thing they want to show them. “
Making way back to the front of the home, the guest bedroom and master bedroom can be found. Above the bed in the guest room, a painting by Kathi Couch. The room possesses tranquil and cathartic qualities, with cool blue tones and minimal design.
The master bedroom is the haven for the Jerrys. The velour floor-length drapes leave a regal feeling in the room, particularly complimenting the chaise lounge, a favorite spot of the family pet, Oz.