The intent was clear: Build a barn on a farm that had been in the family for generations to create a legacy place for community and kin. Snuck Farm came out of a simple desire to preserve heritage and promote a simple idea: Eat well. Do good.
Page wanted a modest, manageable farm for growing things in a sustainable, responsible way. Guy (Page’s father) was thinking about how to make it function for all time. It was the ideal pairing.
— Designer Anna Friend
The project started with the barn, spanning nearly the entire width of the plot. The clients’ only demand: a breezeway large enough to accommodate a commercial vehicle.
We leaned on exposed raw materials that could handle the often-harsh Utah weather, including elements like fieldstone walls, exposed beams and concrete-slab flooring.
As we stood on Snuck Farm and looked north at the towering face of Mount Timpanogos, then south to face the distant but impressive Mount Nebo, we realized that the barn could nestle between those two peaks—aligning the pasture to the south with the greenhouse and yard to the north.
— Principal Warren Lloyd
Mountains are perfectly framed in the entrances on either side.
The goal was always to make the barn feel like it had been there for generations and the suburbs had grown up around it. Not the other way around.
The space is now the center of the community, beckoning visitors from all around. The greenhouses allow for indoor growing year-round. The fruits of the farm supply greens to community farmers markets, local restaurants, Community Supported Agriculture subscriptions along the Wasatch Front, self-sufficient gardening, healthy-eating classes, pop-up dinners, and local school sponsorships.
I still drive by and see this place for the first time all over again. Who knows what the future will bring, but it’s already brought us further than we thought we’d go.
— Page, owner