Wyoming Canyon Ranch

  • Wyoming
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Type
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2008
  • Square Feet
  • 5500
  • Lot Size
  • 200+
  • Bedrooms
  • 6
  • Full Baths
  • 5
  • Partial Baths
  • 1
  • This project page was created by community member Sparano + Mooney Architecture

    This residence is located in Star Valley, a rural area located in north Lincoln County, Wyoming. Historically and culturally rich, Star Valley boasts an abundance of wildlife, outdoor recreational opportunities, and spectacular scenery. Set within a remote mountain site in Wyoming this 5,500 SF house incorporates natural materials of stone, concrete and wood with state-of-the-art building systems and technologies. The house is sensitively integrated, and designed to minimize excavation, in a naturally evolved protected area within the 200+ acre site.

    The terraces, generous glazing and indoor/outdoor rooms act to extend the living spaces into the dramatic landscape. Open panoramic views from the great room frame the Bridger National Forest to the east, and an inside-outside informal piano concert space to the west. The design concept, inspired by the client - a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and accomplished amateur classical pianist - was developed as a study of the interdependence of the right and left sides of the brain (music and math). The resultant architecture reflects the interdependence of the natural and built environment, the incorporation of musical structure, and the tools of a composer in generating architecture.

    A major theme emerging from the design study was the splicing of various elements of the house including public and private wings, stair and piano concert space, indoor and outdoor spaces and spaces of silence and sound. Separate wings for the family and guests are joined by the dramatic central gathering space. The walls of this room are constantly evolving with the seasons, changing from a snow-covered blanket of white in winter, to green fields animated with grazing livestock in the summer. The master suite was designed to capture both the mountain views and the experience of being nestled within an aspen grove. This working ranch also features a 3,000 SF barn with living quarters and children’s play areas, horse stables and storage for year-round recreation equipment.

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    Sparano + Mooney Architecture
    Sparano + Mooney Architecture is a full-service design firm offering comprehensive architectural and planning services to civic, municipal, institutional, and private clients. The firm celebrates two decades of design leadership in 2017 and continues to cultivate a culture of excellence in design and client service as core values. The firm draws inspiration from the rich and timeless modern traditions in architecture, and creates warm and inviting environments that respond to contemporary conditions. Exceptional architectural solutions are consistently developed through a balance of aesthetic and technical innovation delivered through an effective project management process.
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