The cottage at Mt. Ida, owned by Dr. and Mrs. Jim Davis, was constructed in 2009 by Graham Davis Builders. Becky and Jim Davis enjoy it as a place of retreat—a place to garden, to walk in the woods, and enjoy the view of fields, sky and the Rebecca Range from the cottage front porch.
The architectural design is inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, with flowing, open inside space, a central fireplace, and numerous windows and glass doors. Other feathers: the ceiling in the main room mimics a tin roof; a kitchen backsplash is made of tiles broken in the construction process; sections of selected interior walls are covered in pine boards. These are the creative design of Dr. Cris Picard, son-on-law of Becky and Jim, and lend a cozy, cabin-like feel to the cottage at Mt. Ida.