The Chinese red colored door that welcomes visitors to Faye and Harrison Gibbs’ ranch-style Ripon home is a preview of the eclectic style they have created inside.
When looking to purchase a new home, there is oftentimes one feature of a house that potential buyers fall in love with and it clinches the deal for them. For the Gibbs, it was a unique ceiling treatment in the Ripon area house they purchased in 2010. The entire front room/ living room/ dining room area features an 18-inch custom crown molding. The Gibbs added gold-colored custom wallpaper to the ceiling to further enhance the classic look.
The tool shed is adorned with symbols that represent both Faye and Harrison’s family histories. The Aloha sign is a nod to Faye’s Hawaiian roots and the stylized letter “G” is the Gibbs family cattle brand.
Last year the Gibbs took out the grass in their side yard and put in eight troughs that they had painted to match the surrounding fence. In each trough is a mini garden with its own irrigation system. Faye said they grow everything from annuals to perennials, to vegetables and edible flowers.
One of the garden troughs was made into a fish pond with the help of Creative Water Gardens out of Escalon. The small pond features water hyacinth and five goldfish.