Wheelright Ranch

The Wheelwright Ranch is located on a 43-acre site on the Weber River in Oakley, Utah. The project incorporates sustainable systems for flowing water and wind power in a setting of preserved and restored native plantings. Retained by the owner early in the project, G Brown Design Inc. worked with the architect to establish grades and locate the home and out buildings on the site. Working carefully to respect the viewsheds and natural beauty of the land, GBD designed a master plan reflecting the owner’s goal to establish a working ranch. GBD designed open fields, new roadways, and a grand entry drive with working barn, bridle paths, and pastures. All elements rely on a windmill and pond system generated power, which, in addition to aesthetics, provides water for the horses, fields and landscape. A stone ‘Ha Ha’ wall corrals the horses and preserves views across the fields from the home. The Wheelwright Ranch received a Merit Award from the Utah Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and was featured in the Tucker Awards issue of Building Stone Magazine, July/August/ September 2001.