New Ranch Home

– Richfield, Idaho

Completed Fall 2007

00000058A retired couple from New York City wanted to create a new ranch home based on the traditional ranch style of 1930’s and 1940’s California architect Cliff May. The purpose of the house is for entertaining guests and to provide a place for their art collection and antiques. The design challenge was to create an intimate home in a vast sagebrush prairie environment with long vistas to mountain ranges. A u-shaped plan and an entry courtyard with an 8′-0″ concrete wall and multiple trellises helps to deflect the powerful wind and sun exposure and creates a sense of enclosure.