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Nestled alongside the winding Snake River is the Black Fox Ranch, a modern residence and barn built on a 35-acre property in Jackson, Wyoming. The site carried remnants of its former working cattle ranch past, including a 19th-century trapper’s cabin, century-old irrigation ditches, and game trails seasonally frequented by hundreds of elk — elements that inspired studio CLB Architects while designing and planning the home.

“The clients’ choice of site was influenced by their appreciation of wildlife and conservation, as well as their love of horses and desire to return the land to its historic roots as a working ranch with livestock and hay production,” explains the studio. Black Fox Ranch is composed of a L-shaped main house and a barn, emphasised by deep overhangs, a cross-laminated timber roof, and a palette of dark-stained cedar, steel, and board-formed concrete. In contrast to its raw and rugged exterior, the interiors are brightened by white oak, polished concrete floors, and walnut millwork.

Inside, a roomy open-plan living and dining area opens up to sheltered outdoor areas equipped with amenities such as a fire pit and a pizza oven. Three other bedrooms, housed in a separate area, complete this level. On a compact second floor, the master suite and home office enjoy exclusive access to a rooftop deck, where panoramic views of Teton Mountain, the Gros Ventre Range, and the iconic Sheep Mountain can be enjoyed. 

A legacy project, Black Fox Ranch is a haven where its owners reconnect with their equestrian roots while preserving the heritage of the land for generations to come. 

Photography © Kevin Scott / Matthew Millman

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