The historic 1928 log Ranch Hand Bunkhouse was meticulously restored. The barn was lifted and moved temporarily off its original foundation while a new foundation was constructed. Logs that were rotten were replaced with new historically accurate logs and chinking. The existing roof structure was augmented with reinforcing elements and a new metal roof was installed. The windows were also replaced with matching replica windows with insulated glass units. Because this is a public facility, ADA accessibility accommodations including ramps, stairs, and a bathroom with shower, were designed and constructed without disturbing the historic character of the building. The Bunkhouse now serves as guest quarters sleeping eleven.
The rehabilitation and preservation aspect of the work is per the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Treatment of Historic Properties with the critical oversight, review and approval of the State Historic Preservation Office.
Design Team: Steve Trout, Elizabeth Young, Dave Bliss, Neil King