$10M Rustic Farmhouse with Silo lists in Park City

Take a look inside this rustic farmhouse with a silo built in 2006. The property which recently sold has 7,003 square feet of space with 7 beds, 6.5 baths, and 3.64 acres of property. The stunning property is nestled in a private, picturesque corner of the highly sought-after Old Ranch Road corridor, this iconic Park City barn home design is a testament to traditional timber frame and farmhouse architectural design. While the showstopper is the 6,003 square foot primary residence with post and beams construction, gorgeous reclaimed wood floors, and detailed carpentry at every turn, the barn style home property also features a well-appointed 1,000 square foot guest house built in a similar style with a nod to Scandinavian craftsmanship.

The two barns built in the early 1900s are a piece of Park City history, with one housing ten horse stalls and a heated recreation space above. You'll find beautiful, mature willows that create a veil of tranquil seclusion, despite being located just 10 minutes from Main Street. Whether utilized as a hobby farm or a multi-generational mountain ranch retreat, this property is woven into the threads of Park City’s history, perfectly melding a mountain town locale with its rural farmstead roots.

Silos were originally an effective hay and silage storage that was essential to European settlers in the New World, where there was a great demand for animal feed and the terrain was well suited for hay production. Corresponding additions to the farm property including various silo forms, were the product of experimentation by early American farmers to increase the longevity of the harvested grains.

The term silo brings to mind the tall structures that were located adjacent to barns. In practice, the word can be applied to a variety of different storage options for silage, a moist, fermented fodder that is fed to cows and sheep. Silage, unlike grains and grasses, is stored moist. Its high moisture content leads to fermentation in an oxygen-deprived environment, which is a process known as ensilage. Silage can be made from a variety of plant materials, especially corn, which is harvested and processed with stalk, cob, and husk. Silage made from alfalfa may be referred to as haylage, that from oats is known as oatlage. Silos for storing silage come in four principal forms including pits, towers, bunkers, and bags. In all forms, silos are a relatively recent introduction to the farm landscape. The earliest silos were storage pits that were located within the barn itself

Over the last twenty years of the nineteenth century, farmers in New York and elsewhere around the country experimented with silo forms. One of the main concerns was how to fill the silo after the crop was harvested and then empty it as the silage was needed for feed. Pit silos could be easily loaded from the top but were often difficult and dangerous to empty, owing to a buildup of toxic gases at the base. Tower silos, by contrast, required some sort of mechanical means to fill.

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