This is Orchard Hill
Where We Started
Orchard Hill was designed by Keith Bennett (KCB Architecture) to be a wonderful, unique home, in the craftsman style. It is full lovely architectural elements unique just to us: high, open ceilings, curved walls, unexpected turns and corridors. The furnishings can only be described as meaningful. They are a collection of family heirlooms, found items from searching here in Utah, and picked up from our travels around the world.
Before we even broke ground to start our new home, we started planting xeric vegetation that would complement the already-established scrub oak and other native flora of our hillside. As soon as possible, our little children were out with us, terracing the hillside so we could plant an orchard and other gardens. The idea was to enjoy an edible landscape that would be both nourishing and beautiful to look at. We don’t always achieve all we would like, but we are still working toward making Orchard Hill a lovely oasis in northern Utah.
We have always loved animals, and have enjoyed a variety of various companions throughout the years, from cats and dogs, to rescued birds, chickens, rabbits, sheep, goats, and an assorted menagerie of various critters our neighbors dropped at our door (including baby skunks and raccoons). Our current animal companions are Mona, a fifteen-year-old Vizsla, Presley, an 11-year-old Portuguese Water Dog, Antonio Banderas (Tony), a yellow tiger cat, Mr Filch, a three-legged Maine Coon-type cat…. plus, chickens and Rex Rabbits.