Ecosteel Prefab Modern Farmhouse | Park City, Utah

Ecosteel’s prefab modern farmhouse in Park City, Utah offers a look into the melding of EcoChic design and modern prefab buildings. The company’s approach to fully custom steel homes allows for homes to be built in remote locations while offering all of the amenities of urban areas.

Who is Ecosteel?

Ecosteel was founded in 2004 and has made a name for themselves with state-of-the-art prefab modern farmhouses. The company points to their focus on strong, efficient steel building systems that offer the utmost in safety and security.

Offering residential, multi-family and commercial buildings allows Ecosteel to cater to a wide range of clientele while providing:

  • Energy efficiency
  • Versatility
  • Strong buildings

The Private Ski Ranch encompasses these design qualities with a modern prefab steel farmhouse that offers the efficiency and security needed for the remote location of Park City.

EcoSteel Private Ski Ranch

The Private Ski Ranch was built in Park City, Utah. The city sits at an elevation of 7,000’ and is known for its spectacular ski seasons. High elevation and the rocky landscape pose difficulty when building.

Temperatures in the winter months are blistering cold, with temperatures falling to the single digits at night.

Ecosteel’s focus on energy efficiency was integral in creating a modern prefab steel farmhouse in the city of just over 8,000 residents. Fully custom, the home was designed to be off-grid to allow the owners peace of mind that they didn’t need to rely on the power grid to power their homes.

Key features of the home include:

  • Solar power
  • Grey water tanks
  • 10,000-gallon water storage

The homeowners requested an array of security features that are so integral to the home’s design that even Ecosteel isn’t allowed to mention that at the client’s request.

Strict Rules

Site access was limited during and after the construction phase. Rules against disturbing the surrounding landscape are in place, so the team relied on 3D modeling to maximize the building’s roof line while also remaining within local code restrictions.

SIP style panels, which are used heavily in the commercial industry, were used in the home.

Walls of glass and clear span rooms help add balance to the home. All of the home’s walls and roof used pre-insulated steel panels to maximize the home’s energy efficiency.

Bolted Steel Frame System

The Private Ski Ranch sits on a 14-acre Goshawk Ranch lot with long-range views that are taken advantage of out of the home’s numerous windows and glass walls. Sitting three stories high, the home’s vaulted ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows allow natural light to shine through the home and open up to mountain views.

An open floor plan allows for large great rooms and gathering areas. In total, the home features:

  • Two master suites
  • Two kitchens
  • Great rooms
  • Gathering areas

Each room is made entirely of steel trusses and beams, which have all been left exposed to provide a true ranch and industrial feel in the home. Key features inside of the home include:

  • Custom cabinets
  • Granite counterparts
  • Wood floors
  • Stone floors
  • Glass light fixtures

A clean interior style is used throughout the home, with large bathtubs and sitting areas for fireplaces. The entire home uses smart home technology to meet the highest standards of energy efficiency.

The peaked roof minimizes snow accumulation, helping to keep the home’s interior warm while also reducing the load on the roof.

prefab modern farmhouse

The 14-acre lot offers massive parking spots and outdoor spaces. Expansive decking, made of steel and concrete, are used outside of the home to allow guests to gather while maintaining the low risk of fire.

Being remote and not easy for the local fire department to reach, the home’s use of steel and fire-resistant materials protects the home from flame spread.

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