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Old Posted May 18, 2012, 5:06 AM
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Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Santa Barbara adjacent
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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.
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