The Byers Home
By Christina Davenport
Photography by Philip Slowiak
If you were to ask Mike and Barbara Byers what makes a home, they’d likely tell you that a home should be a reflection of those who live in it. It should tell you what a person likes, where they have been, and what they have experienced. That being said, it’s only fitting that after decades in the Air Force and being stationed in numerous places around the globe, the Byers sought to tell a story when designing their spacious ranch home.
“Our decorating style is somewhat eclectic from all of the places we’ve lived, and we also wanted a very open feel to our home,” says Mike.
Before even stepping inside, that goal is achieved. Gauntlet Gray Hardie board and natural stone comprise the majority of the exterior, and the front porch and entryway are set off by a series of robust columns and a gable bracket.