The Double D Ranch is one of the most attractive house plans available. The rustic, yet modern design of this comfortable, modern guest housing is achieved using a range of salvaged building materials. The Ranch was completed in 2000 and has a total square footage of 4,055 square feet. Miller Architects Ltd., based in Montana, designed this magnificent ranch. Working with an architect ensures that your home is built to your specifications, and this Ranch achieves exactly that.
According to the owner, the goal of this Ranch design was to create a space that would allow his wife to appreciate Montana as much as he did. The owners’ wife was urged to participate, and as an interior designer, she collaborated with the architects on the design of a ranch compound that included the main home, a guesthouse, a fishing lodge, and a horse bar. To help create a place that has more than accomplished the owner’s purpose, the Double D Ranch uses a range of recovered building materials, including stones from tailings at a nearby abandoned mining operation, old railroad lanterns used for external lighting, and reclaimed wood for accents.
The Swedish Guest Cabin on the Double D Ranch was built by Swedish homesteaders near Ennis, Montana, in 1912. The cabin structure was dismantled and reassembled as a nice, modern guest room. The Fishing Cabin is a modest shelter that sits next to a trout pond on a steep slope, and it serves to enhance time spent by the water. It’s a great spot for a quick snooze or to get out of a quick storm. The owners also desired for this tiny getaway to blend seamlessly with the surrounding environment. A sod roof and local building materials like dislodged rocks from neighboring mining tailings met all of the expectations.
The Double D Ranch is just one of these architects’ remarkable creations. Each of their designs demonstrates their meticulous attention to detail. When they approach a design, they consider more than just merging a sequence of rooms; they consider a variety of elements that go beyond that. Their design aesthetic is influenced by the textures, materials, and color palettes found in the areas they are developing. Their purpose is to create environments that allow the owners to connect with nature. When you look inside some of these beautifully designed buildings, you really get the feeling that they are an extension of their surroundings, and they all appear to fit in perfectly with the location where they sit.
They also think that everyone should be included in the design process, from the clients to the contractors and suppliers of building materials. They listen, provide great ideas, and are open and honest, making the entire design process a fun creative activity. And it shows in their work, as each architectural design inspires you, with each one being greater than the last. Each architectural design entices you to extend your stay.
This home is designed and built by Miller Architects LTD.