Building the Rubicon


This 3000 sq. ft. home  was built using the finest materials and love was put into every hour of labor.  Scott Prentice, a past general contractor and architectural draftsman/designer in Rapid City, SD started construction in 1999 to build this home. Built on 49 beautiful acres on the northwest corner of the Black Hills overlooking the wonderful northern plains of South Dakota. There was no access or driveway.  Everything, was a labor of love and a course on patients, character, strength, endurance and intellect.

It features:

  • 2×6 construction
  • In floor hot water heat
  • Exterior Wood Heat
  • 440′ – 6″ well with a 1000 gal reserve powered by “Solar”
  • 36′ Three Story Tower with (1st Floor Storage, 2nd Floor Finished as Guest Room, 3rd Floor observation tower)
  • 13’x30′ Glass enclosed Sun Porch
  • 8’x24′ attached Greenhouse
  • Large Greet Room (Living Rm., Dining Room, Kitchen)
  • Large Pantry
  • Mud/Laundry Room
  • 24’x 30′ Family Room
  • 1 Bathroom (Slate rock Shower)
  • Master Bedroom w/Walk in Closet
  • Guest Bedroom
  • Office
  • Engineered Septic and Drain Field
  • 2 Forest Service outdoor fire pits
  • Sporting Clay and Gun Range