- Location: Oakley, Utah
- Square Feet: 12,254
- Year Complete: 2004
- Design Team: Kurt Dubbe AIA, Shelli Mittmann, Becky Smith, Chris Taylor
Sunset Ranch, located near Oakley, Utah, sits high on 110 acres overlooking the Kamas Valley and is surrounded by a forest of scrub oaks. Kurt Dubbe with Dubbe Moulder Architects was contacted by the owners to collaborate with Mark Rios to design and construct a stunning house for their family.
The owners, who live in southern California, were drawn to the Park City, Utah area because their son directed and presented a film in the Sundance Film Festival. As soon as the family visited the area and witnessed the beautiful landscape, the owners who always had an affection for the West, decided to build a home in the Utah Mountains.
The house is composed of three levels and a creative mix of native stone and reclaimed timber to give the structure a traditional and rustic elegance. Even though most of the materials are reclaimed and old, the house was not intended to be a historical reproduction. It is actually a contemporary twist on a traditional barn structure. The main house includes 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, an executive office, theatre room, workout room, and a craft room. Near the main house is a separate, heated horse barn with guest quarters located on the top floor. Every space at Sunset Ranch enjoys breathtaking panoramic views of the Timpanogos and the Uinta mountain ranges.
The owners’ personalities shine through every corner of the property because they were involved in the project from beginning to end. They wanted the house to reflect the atmosphere of the west but also represent the family and their diverse interests.