Land Protected > Special ProjectsNew: Aspen Drive House Gets A Face Lift
October 20, 2010: In 2007, the Land Trust completed a land trade with the State of Idaho that increased the size of the existing Cedar Bend Preserve by 80 acres — the new preserve was renamed Draper Wood River Preserve.
Adjacent to the new preserve land were a house and lot at 541 Aspen Drive that came up for sale in 2008. The Land Trust purchased the house for staff housing and began renovation soon after. The first order of business was putting on a new roof.
The Aspen Drive side of the house had an unattractive featureless façade. Working with Eddy Svidgal Architects and K&M Construction we gave the entrance a bit of panache, adding a porch and sidelights, posts and beams, paver walkway, and stone retaining wall. A new coat of paint, as well as some landscaping, has made a big difference.
Our Stewardship Coordinator lives in the Aspen Drive house now and keeps an eye on the Preserve.
|Special Projects are partnerships in which Wood River Land Trust works with local, state, and federal agencies to restore the health of city and county-owned lands. |