I have a project under construction right now that will eventually be a working ranch, with grapes, orchards, hay, cattle and possibly horses. Currently under construction are three really nice agricultural buildings (a workshop, a utility structure, and a huge barn) along with a 3.5 acre reservoir for frost protection (but also for recreation). At one point I designed a 4-module worker house and a 12,000SF main house for the site, but those won't be built. The owner ended up buying the property next door with a house already under construction. There will be worker housing later.
This project was a great deal of fun in that Ag buildings are a totally different typology than I usually work on and designing a lake (especially of that size) is a totally unique opportunity.
The current master plan:
An overview of the site:
the 5,000sf barn will be used for wine storage and an office for the site:
the 2,800sf workshop will be filled with all sorts of fun equipment and vehicles:
we clad everything in clear sealed cedar, which will weather really nicely:
designing the trusses was challenging but worth it for the final result:
it's not an outhouse, it actually houses the well pumps:
white sand beach? Why not?
this is the view from the main house:
I can't wait until the landscaping is all in and the buildings are 100% completed. This site is just gorgeous.