Black Fox Ranch
Teton County, Wyoming
Surrounded by a landscape of environmental and cultural significance, Black Fox Ranch is located south of Grand Teton National Park. For over a century, the land operated as an 800-acre ranch called the Bar B Bar. In the early 2000s, it transitioned to a conservation-based development defined by 19 lots and over 500 acres of protected open space. One of the lots was purchased by a family with a desire to return the land to its historic agrarian roots.
A multi-faceted restoration, informed by historical photographs, an inventory of ecologies, and planned equestrian activities, resulted in a context-driven reconstruction of 4.2 acres across four distinct zones. The 35-acre site conveys a narrative of Wyoming’s cultural and natural history, extending the legacy of place to a new generation of users. The team prioritized planning and design principles, transitioning the modern home into a pastoral landscape through distilled interventions trained on maintaining visual integrity and ecological restoration. Pastures, previously devoid of cover and compacted from overuse, are now havens of biodiversity supported by healthy soils and restored water systems. Remnants of the property’s agricultural heritage are preserved and integrated throughout the property, and the design maintains unimpeded wildlife access across a 900’-wide, county designated migration corridor.
Services Provided: Site Analysis, Site Planning, Conceptual Design, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Permitting, Bidding/Negotiations, Construction Observation, Grading & Drainage Plans, Landscape Architecture
- Honor Award, Residential Design, ASLA National
- Honor Award, World Landscape Architecture Awards
- Merit Award, Residential Design, ASLA Colorado
- Regional Award for Outdoor Living, LUXE Residential Excellence in Design
CLB Architects, Pegasus Design Group, Water Design, Inc., KL&A Structural Engineering, Nelson Engineering, Lux Populi, Biota Research & Consulting, KWC, Energy 1