Area: 6,000 square feet
Publication: Trends (Home & Architectural), Volume 29 No. 2
Site & Program: The site is a Wyoming plateau which offers stunning views of surrounding peaks, including Grand Teton. The house is set into the land slightly to avoid interference with area skylines. This is a vacation home for a family of four built by Teton Heritage Builders.
Design: The commanding views drove the design of the Jackson Hole Residence. Most of the home's public spaces -- living room, dining, kitchen, breakfast room and loft lounge -- are grouped within a sunny double-height pavilion.
Sliding doors on three sides and two levels infill the post-and-beam style structure, so that with the doors open the pavilion can be made virtually continuous with the outdoors. Corner windows and balconies throughout the house extend the views.
Natural materials – western red cedar siding, spanish cedar windows with bronzed cladding and a chimney of local stone – keep the home grounded in its rugged setting. Moreover, the house maintains a high standard of energy efficiency even given the many windows and the intense weather conditions of the plateau.