Copperhead Creek Ranch Residential Development

Designed and built in collaboration with DC Structures, this residential development in Bradley, California, is one of the largest and most ambitious projects we’ve ever completed. With this turnkey custom build, we utilized multiple pre-engineered design and materials packages from DC Structures to create a cohesive and effective site plan that fully achieves our client’s unique vision.

Initially designed to host our client’s daughter’s wedding celebration, this development features a main house, a guesthouse with a bar and lounge, two cabins, an ATV storage garage, and a custom outdoor kitchen area. A tennis court and pool area add to the laundry list of amenities on the property, while robust infrastructure and pump houses help the entire operation run smoothly.

Our team provided full-scope interior design, framing and siding, general contracting, and hardscape services for this project. With every element expertly curated, planned, and executed by our team, this client can enjoy an incredibly well-designed and -built property that doesn’t just reflect their taste but functions to fit every need and occasion.

Teháma Carmel Equestrian Center

DC Builders is thrilled to share this spectacular equestrian development we designed, framed, and sided for the Teháma Carmel residential community! Situated on a privately owned 2,000-acre property in Carmel, California, these equestrian buildings offer the perfect blend of beauty and functionality for resident horse owners, trainers, and caretakers.

We crafted four custom timber frame buildings for the Teháma Carmel community, including a nearly 13,000 sq. ft. indoor riding arena, a horse barn with living quarters, a horse barn with a heavy timber loft, and an efficient storage space. All four buildings started as pre-engineered building models from DC Structures, with the arena modeled after a Prairie 80′ Arena Kit, the main barn after a Powell 58′ Monitor Barn Kit, the loft barn after a Columbia 70′ Gable Barn Kit, and the storage barn after a Pendleton 48′ Shed Row Barn Kit.

Something incredibly unique about this project and development is the dedication to the preservation and stewardship of the land exhibited throughout the compound. Instead of maximizing construction on the existing property, this unique residential community encourages intentional and minimal building to conserve the natural beauty and history of the land. As our industry moves toward adopting more sustainable construction practices, we can’t help but feel grateful to be a part of a future-thinking project like this one that creates a positive and inspiring blueprint for new home developments.

Thank you to the team at Teháma Carmel for choosing us as your design and construction partner! We couldn’t be more honored to contribute to your wonderful community and mission.

Learn more about the story behind Teháma Carmel here.

Oregon City Home & Equestrian Facility

The largest structure ever designed and built by the DC Builders team, this 36,290 sq. ft. custom home and equestrian facility in Oregon City, Oregon is truly one-of-a-kind. We started with a massive 90′ x 204′ covered riding arena, then extended the structure an additional 72 feet to add a six stall horse barn with multiple grooming and wash areas, a tack and feed room, a powder room, and large storage areas for vehicles and equipment. The upstairs living quarters is no mere caretaker’s apartment, but a luxurious 5,000 sq. ft. custom home with state-of-the-art appliances and fixtures and high-end finishes. The great room features soaring ceilings with skylights and handcrafted timber trusses, an open concept modern kitchen and dining area with access to a spacious outdoor deck and a large viewing balcony looking over the riding arena. This home also includes an incredible master suite with a granite shower and a huge walk-in closet. You’ll also find two additional bedrooms, two more full bathrooms, an office with custom built-ins, and a large laundry room.

Woodside Horse Barn

Customizing your barn to fit your style and personality is all part of the fun of building a structure from scratch. With this all-wood barn in Woodside, California, we had a blast working with our clients to make it uniquely theirs. Inside this highly personalized barn, you’ll find a number of special features designed around our client’s taste, including stamped concrete flooring made to look like reclaimed hardwood, custom stall fronts, pine-covered ceilings, and even an iPod docking station. Cedar board and batten siding and timber trusses on the gable ends give this barn its classic appearance, with added structural elements like gable dormers and a custom cupola with a weathervane making it truly one-of-a-kind. To top it off, our clients can also enjoy a loft converted into a hobby workshop and an outdoor arena perfect for summer riding.

Shingle Springs Riding Arena

Located in the foothills of Shingle Springs, California, this 60′ x 120′ covered riding arena makes year-round riding possible with its spacious open-air design. Designed and built by our team, this horse arena includes a 24’ x 120’ stable with six custom horse stalls, a wash area, and a well-organized tack room with plenty of room for hay and storage. Additionally, a 600 sq. ft. apartment makes this one-of-a-kind equestrian facility feel like a home away from home, allowing our clients to stay close to their horses whenever needed.

Los Altos Barn & Arena

This equestrian facility in Los Altos Hills, California is the complete package for any horse lover. From its wide-open outdoor arena to its laundry list of special safety features, we carefully considered every detail of our client’s equestrian design to ensure their barn and riding arena was perfectly suited to their needs. Inside the horse barn, you’ll find three horse stalls outfitted with stable comfort mattress systems and a full 36’ x 36’ loft for storage. With our client’s location and climate in mind, we installed a hoof grid system in the paddock area to maintain the solid surface for the animals during the winter months, as well as an elaborate drainage solution to allow for easy clean-up and maintenance.

Oregon City Covered Riding Arena

Designed by the in-house design team here at DC Builders, this massive riding arena and horse barn in Oregon City, Oregon offers everything our clients could want and need in an equestrian facility. This all-encompassing equestrian facility features ten horse stalls, two wash bays, a large tack room, an 80’ x 168’ riding arena, and two 24’ x 24’ garages for equipment storage, making it the perfect structure for a horse boarding business. Our clients can also enjoy a 1,300 sq. ft. one-bedroom apartment complete with an open concept living room with a gas fireplace, a modern kitchen, full bathroom, and a viewing room looking out into the arena. A large hayloft with a viewing platform also provides extra storage space. We managed the entire project for our clients through design, engineering, permitting, and construction and couldn’t be more thrilled with the outcome! With its stunning heavy timber design and laundry list of amenities, this equestrian facility is certain to be a hit with visitors of the space.

West Linn Riding Arena

After helping them build their dream barn with an upstairs loft at the iconic Last Chance Ranch, Brian Sonnenberg and his wife didn’t take long to start dreaming of another project to add to their property. This time around, they decided they wanted a covered riding arena designed for year-round riding and knew exactly who to partner with to get the job done right. With a custom design that prioritizes the comfort of riders, horses, and viewers, this all-weather arena succeeds in making riding enjoyable in any season. This design boasts an enclosed viewing room with top-of-the-line infrared heaters for extra warmth in the winter months. To maximize natural lighting and ventilation, we added three cupolas with windows and two skylights to the roof. Learn more about what Brian had to say about his experience with DC Builders and why he chose to partner with us a second time around!