This past week, I had the experience of photographing a recently completed home on a ranch-sized property east of Heber City just outside of the National Forest boundary. The lakeside home with its beamed ceilings and wooden floors were as comfortable to stretch out in front of the fire as any mountain cabin, but modern in amenities and the careful craftsmanship of John Ford (J. Ford Construction) in executing the home’s design by Darin Shaw of Salt Lake City.
Some of my favorites in the home were the reclaimed wood barn style doors that slide from the hardware on top, the entry with views to the upstairs bridge, and the open floor plan that flows out to decks to watch the elk and other wildlife. I have never seen an outdoor theater like the one on the lower deck. The screen drops, and it’s movie time. In case the film isn’t interesting, one can just turn around and watch the shadows on the lake or look up to the mountain stars.
— Scot Zimmerman