Ed and Pat's Coyote Run
The fields gently roll to the west and a mature conifer forest borders the east of Coyote Run—140 acres with custom built home and barn in the southern Cascades of Washington. Mt. Hood stands out in the southern view, Mt. Adams appears head-on to the north, and the historic hills of eastern Oregon are included in this panorama.
It is the place for wildlife and action sport enthusiasts, alike. Deer, elk, wild turkeys, and quail roam about while coyotes cavort in the fields and several different species of raptors and geese fly overhead. In winter you can cross country ski out the front door or head for the alpine trails on Mt. Adams, 30 miles away. Less than 40 miles away is Mt. Hood with its groomed cross-country trails and world famous downhill runs for snowboarding and skiing. The Columbia River runs in between offering windsurfing, kite boarding, paragliding, and all types of boating and fishing.
You can reach Coyote Run in just under 2 hours by driving due east of Portland, OR through the breathtaking Columbia River Gorge to Hood River, OR, across the bridge, and up the hill to White Salmon, WA and then "on up Snowden," as the locals say. It is the place for those who seek the serenity of nature and appreciate comfortable country living.
Please call ahead if you would like to see Coyote Run, we'll chill a Washington wine or organic cider and be happy to show you around.
About the house and grounds
This home was built to fit the site characteristics of expanse and openess to the grandeur of nature—hence the 10 ft. ceilings and large windows in every room. Only the best of materials were used to create a subtle and understated style in natural colors which compliment nature's palette.
Entering the massive front door, you find yourself in the spacious living, dining, and family areas with windows framing the mountains, fields, and forests. The accent of 12 in. sq. red fir timbers on the outside is carried inside with horizontal beams.
The flow leads naturally to a huge kitchen, designed by one who loves to cook for family and friends. Plenty of prep area and room to maneuver around guests who invariably gathered around a very large island with stove. Custom flooring and cabinetry, a large pantry, and mountain views create a warm and casual setting for entertaining.
The more private part of the home contains a sizeable guest room with private bath. A master bedroom opens to a study and large bathroom featuring his and her lavoratories, and an oversize soaking tub. The laundry room with private entrance also has a shower.
A covered deck and veranda surround the main level and a covered walkway leads to the attached, oversized and finished garage.
The lower level of the home has the same footprint as the main level with a 700 sq. ft. private guest quarters. This light and airy apartment has its own entrance and contains a full kitchen, bath, bedroom with walk in closet and spacious living room with views of the rock garden, forest, and Mt. Hood. The remaining 2300 sq. ft. are finished and have cork flooring with lots of storage area that conceal the two furnaces and two water heaters.
A long work bench, project area, children's play area, work out area, and wine room complete this walk out garden level space which provides much utility and multi-functionality to the home.
Terraces of wildflowers, a rambling dry creek, and walking path surround the home and lead out to the berry path and fruit trees. A short walk over the hill and along the woods brings you to a 40' x 60' barn with concrete floors, sky lights, and 40' x 12' loft, wired for 220 and water just outside the doors.
We have found the only thing more irresistible than this land and the home we built on it, is being with our grandchildren as they grow up—east of the Mississippi!
Ed and Pat Ehrhart
63 McCarthy Rd.
White Salmon, WA 98672
509 493-2596 (WA number)
502 228-4382 (KY number)