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Linn Ranch


Hidden by nature, Linn Ranch is an example of Old-World craftsmanship. The exterior of the 10,700 square-foot home is characterized by reclaimed wooden trusses, posts, and beams, as well as repurposed Montana field stone. Inside you’ll find rare, reclaimed chestnut floors, cabinets, and doors.

The house itself sits in the middle of a pond, complete with a wooden causeway to the front door. Retractable, bronze Italian windows allow natural light and a refreshing Wyoming breeze to flow effortlessly throughout the rooms.

PROJECT SIZE

10,736 sq ft

PROJECT LOCATION

Jackson, Wyoming

PROJECT DURATION

30 months

From Wastelands to Wetlands

Linn Ranch was built on an old, dilapidated site formerly regarded as a gravel pit, sawmill, and junkyard. However, the homeowner saw extraordinary potential in what was arguably a wasteland. The surrounding wetlands and ponds were all reconstructed from lost tributaries and springs of the Snake River. The property has since become a thriving ecosystem for several native species of wildlife.

"This elegant enfilade parti pris affords every room a spectacular view of the Grand Tetons. Contemporary wall and cabinet finishes are a bright contrast to the traditional stone and reclaimed timbers that anchor the house to the earth." - Paul Bertelli, JLF & Associates

Artificial Dam

Building a home in the middle of a pond isn’t as easy as simply pouring the foundation. Big-D Signature crews had to construct an artificial dam at the pond’s center in order to construct the foundation and main level of Linn Ranch. Once construction was complete, teams had to strategically remove the initial dam piece by piece to ensure that water didn’t flood the home.