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The Prescott's estate is lined with flower barrels and antiques. The barn-shaped home has evolved through the years as dormers, windows and roofing material have been added.

The Prescott’s estate is lined with flower barrels and antiques. The barn-shaped home has evolved through the years as dormers, windows and roofing material have been added.

Tucked away on a dead-end Pleasant Grove lane is an antique-Western-saddle heaven.

Dick and Carole Prescott have spent years creating a home that “looks like it’s 100 years old.” They have a two-seater outhouse along their gravel driveway and a working saloon to the side of their property.

Dick, who is a general contractor by trade, built the home two decades ago and later Carole moved in and began adding her touch — such as thousands of flowers along the grassy acreage. They’ve found their most valuable antiques at the dump, neighborhood clean-up parties and along Carole’s UPS route.

No two visits to the home are alike as the couple is always remodeling, adding antiques and rearranging furniture. They’ve thought about opening an antique shop, but Carole doesn’t know if she could part with her treasures.

This outhouse with indoor plumbing is a hit with visitors and family. The John Wayne Toilet Paper adds the finishing touch.

This outhouse with indoor plumbing is a hit with visitors and family. The John Wayne Toilet Paper adds the finishing touch.

Carole & Dick Prescott

Carole & Dick Prescott. Photo by Scott Hancock

The Prescotts have a working saloon on their property. They've hosted parties and weddings on their grounds and plan to offer more wedding services in the future. In the winter, they replace the swinging door with an insulated door so they can enjoy the "Dead Cat Saloon" year-round.

The Prescotts have a working saloon on their property. They’ve hosted parties and weddings on their grounds and plan to offer more wedding services in the future. In the winter, they replace the swinging door with an insulated door so they can enjoy the “Dead Cat Saloon” year-round.

Carole Prescott collects antiques wherever she can find them. As a UPS driver, she has seen treasures stacked in people's trash piles and asked the owners if she could take their items. The Americana room sits off the side of their custom saddle shop on the second floor of their Pleasant Grove home.

Carole Prescott collects antiques wherever she can find them. As a UPS driver, she has seen treasures stacked in people’s trash piles and asked the owners if she could take their items. The Americana room sits off the side of their custom saddle shop on the second floor of their Pleasant Grove home.

The cozy living room includes a couch set Carole Prescott came across on her UPS route. A woman was discarding the furniture, but Carole saw a treasure. She has had the pieces recovered twice and has used the colors to select the coordinating tapestries and picture frames.

The cozy living room includes a couch set Carole Prescott came across on her UPS route. A woman was discarding the furniture, but Carole saw a treasure. She has had the pieces recovered twice and has used the colors to select the coordinating tapestries and picture frames.

The Prescotts sleep in their outdoor master bedroom during the summer.

The Prescotts sleep in their outdoor master bedroom during the summer.

Their master bathroom mirrors are fashioned in ox yolks. A matching yolk holds their bathroom towels across the room.

Their master bathroom mirrors are fashioned in ox yolks. A matching yolk holds their bathroom towels across the room.

Carole made their bedspread from leather.

Carole made their bedspread from leather.

 

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