Location Cody, WY
Architect Lake|Flato Architects
Design Team David Lake, FAIA; Steve Raike, AIA; David Ericsson;
Kelly Weckman
Contractor Yellowstone Traditions
MEP Engineer Resource Engineering Group
Structural Engineer Smith Structural Group
Interior Designer Marnie Wright Design
Lighting Designers David Nelson & Associates;
Architectural Lighting Design

Inspired by their interest in sustainable ranching practices, wildlife preservation, and stream restoration, the clients sought to create a home that embraced a modern interpretation of a homestead and responded to the context of its place. The new building connects to the site’s existing ranch infrastructure along the South Fork of the Shoshone River. A stone volume sits on the edge of the property, while a barn opposite faces the ranch. These two forms are connected by a sod-roofed building, all surrounded by a small central courtyard. The house was created to accommodate large gatherings while encouraging group interaction. The program is organized into smaller buildings to avoid over-scaled spaces. Carefully placed windows and dormers ensure a connection to the landscape, and a stone, eat-in kitchen serves as the home’s touchstone and reiterates the ranch operation’s focus on food, health, and community.

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