Horses a "fixed visible presence" at Black Fox Ranch by CLB Architects

US studio CLB Architects has designed a cedar-clad dwelling and barn in Wyoming for shoppers who love horses and needed to return their property to its historic roots as a working ranch.

Designed for a pair who previously lived in New York, the Black Fox Ranch undertaking is positioned within the Jackson Gap valley in western Wyoming.

Black Fox Ranch is in Jackson Gap, Wyoming

Native agency CLB Architects was tapped to design a main residence and barn for the 35-acre (14-hectare) property, which options meadows, stands of cottonwood and aspen timber, and recreation trails that draw a whole lot of elk.

Within the distance are the Teton Mountains to the west and the Gros Ventre Vary to the east.

Cedar-clad home surrounded by vegetation in Wyoming
CLB Architects gave the house an extended, low roof

To design the undertaking, the staff drew upon the positioning’s historical past as a working cattle ranch. Properly-worn corrals and irrigation ditches, together with remnants of a Nineteenth-century trappers cabin, are nonetheless current on the property.

“The shoppers’ selection of website was influenced by their appreciation of wildlife and conservation, in addition to their love of horses and want to return the land to its historic roots,” the staff stated.

“The home and barn are outlined by elemental types and supplies that nod to the positioning’s previous.”

Communal zone with floor-to-ceiling glazing within Black Fox Ranch by CLB Architects
To at least one aspect of the house’s atrium is the communal zone

For the principle dwelling, the staff conceived a two-storey, L-shaped constructing that regularly rises from the positioning. The home is positioned close to the barn and pastures with a view to make sure that “horses are a relentless visible presence,” the staff stated.

Exterior partitions include stained cedar and huge stretches of glass. The house’s lengthy, low roof is supported by a system manufactured from cross-laminated timber.

Wild grasses flanking low-slung home at Black Fox Ranch in Wyoming
Throughout the dwelling, CLB Architects integrated considerate landscaping

Throughout the house, the architects integrated terraces and considerate landscaping.

“Intentionally composed exterior areas wrap the perimeter of the constructing, permitting entry to the panoramic views and one’s desire for solar or shade all through the day,” the staff stated.

Wood-lined dining space within Black Fox Ranch in Wyoming
A eating space is included within the communal zone

The doorway is located close to the centre of the house, the place the 2 bars meet. Guests step right into a double-height atrium with a tall, glazed wall that provides an immersive view of the terrain.

To at least one aspect of the atrium is the communal zone, which incorporates an open-plan kitchen, eating space and front room. These areas join with outside facilities equivalent to a pizza oven, hearth match and sheltered eating terrace.

Glass-lined balcony attached to the primary suite on Black Fox Ranch
The first suite results in a glass-lined balcony

To the opposite aspect of the atrium are extra intimate areas – a den, gymnasium and sauna, together with visitor quarters. A storage is on the far finish of the plan.

The higher degree, designed to be compact, holds a main suite with a glass-lined balcony and an workplace with entry to a rooftop deck.

Inside finishes are supposed to set up “a grounded, earthy sense of heat”.

Flooring is manufactured from white oak and concrete, and walnut and customized metal have been used for millwork. The lounge fire consists of board-formed concrete, whereas titanium-toned travertine clads the fireside within the main bed room.

Low-slung wood-lined barn on Wyoming ranch
A barely pitched roof tops the low-slung barn

The barn follows an analogous design vocabulary as the principle home.

Rectangular in plan, the low-slung constructing has an asymmetrical, barely pitched roof.

Illuminated barn with wood-lined interior
Its inside is illuminated by a big skylight

Each light- and dark-stained cedar have been used on the facades. The inside options wood partitions, uncovered beams and an extended skylight.

The Black Fox Ranch undertaking additionally entailed numerous enhancements to the panorama.

“New topsoil and native seeding have been added to revive the land, and the newly planted bosque of aspen timber introduce shade and set up a way of placemaking,” the staff stated.

“Finally, this legacy undertaking helps the homeowners return to their equestrian roots and produce the historic ranch into the longer term.”

Different Wyoming tasks by CLB Architects embody a house clad in cedar and native stone that takes cues from Swiss chalets, and an upscale ski resort supposed to supply a “stylish however informal” ambiance.

The images is by Matthew Millman and Kevin Scott.

Challenge credit:

Structure and inside design: CLB Architects
CLB staff: Eric Logan, associate; Sarah Kennedy, interiors; Leo Naegele, undertaking supervisor; Cynthia Tibbitts, interiors
Contractor: KWC
Structural engineering: KL&A
Panorama structure: DesignWorkshop
Lighting: Lux Populi
MEP: e1