Twin Eagle Ranch
Nestled in the small town of Cora, the Twin Eagle Ranch is a unique property with decades of history. The location of the ranch is in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. To the north is Jackson Hole & Yellowstone National Park, while to the west; the property backs to the Bridger and Teton National Park. The views to the east allow for the Gannett Peak Eclipse. The total site encompasses 14,869 acres of land.
The Green River runs directly through the heart of the property at elevation 7,744, which is the first of eight custom home site locations for construction. The task was blending the original architecture from the Carney Family, the previous owners, with the new architecture from Pearson Design Group. A new custom home plan is developed for the Ranch Headquarters, which will house seven bedrooms and eight individual baths. Two kitchens are planned using reclaimed hewn wood barn planks for the Main House and Guest House, which are connected by an attached breezeway. We used two different countertops for each house, polished concrete at the Main House and Golden Brecha Antiqued Marble at the Guest House. Six fireplaces are constructed from natural stone from Montana Rock Works and Select Stone. All of the interior rafters are rough hand hewn reclaimed beams from Montana Reclaimed Lumber Company. A geothermal heating & ice melt system is installed for the interior wide plank floors, exterior stone patios /porch areas and the new entrance roundabout driveway.
The “Old River Cabin” is remodeled into a Private Chef’s Cabin. A full wall height stone fireplace is added, a new kitchen, a master bedroom is enlarged with a steam shower in the bathroom. The “Old Shop Building” is remodeled to house the Fishing Room, Single Car Garage for the Chef and the Backup Generator for the new residence. The “Partners House” is gutted and fully renovated with new exterior doors /windows and three new bathrooms and a full kitchen for the Ranch Manager to reside.
At the south end of the Ranch, four barn structures are milled, by Sand Creek Post & Beam. Corten metal panels are fabricated from Bridger Steel, to add the rustic age for the barns. The first barn was built for the new 200KW backup generator for this complex. The second barn is a custom garage including a wench lift, hydraulic lifts and stainless steel cabinets from Moduline. The height of this barn allows for the articulating Sno-Cat eight passenger vehicle to enter with ease. The “Toy Barn” is ninety six feet in length, with radiant heated floors and a clerestory for natural light. The “Garage Barn & Toy Barn” have 16’-0” tall bi-fold folding doors by Door Engineering; typically seen in new fire stations. The “Toy Barn” will store the client’s families’ snow mobiles, motorcycles, boats and Razors.
The sensitive site development and construction of the ranch with the conservation easements were adhered too in every detail. The interior design influences, by Simmons Interiors, bring out the natural environment of Wind River Range. The construction collaboration I had with local artisans, architects and all of the contractors; captivates the beauty of this rustic setting of this ranch.