A Modern Vacation Home Surrounded by The Teton Mountain Range
This 8,650 square foot home, designed by BMA Architects for a family of five, is situated on the Jackson Hole valley floor, surrounded by the Teton Mountain Range, at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. The high altitude and steep mountain slopes contribute to bitterly cold winters and mild summers in the valley and attract a diverse population of wildlife such as bear, elk and moose as well as many active vacationers and residents. The clients are avid skiers as well as kayakers, runners, golfers and bikers.
Photography by Paul Dyer
A long, covered walk leads to a single story, glass entry hall that both links and divides two, two story wings. The South wing consists of a vaulted Great Room, Kitchen and Dining areas as well as Cocktail Room and Home Office on the first floor and the Master Suite above. The North wing on the opposite side of the Entry Hall houses the Bunk Room, Laundry, Ski Room, Garage/Gear Storage and outdoor Ski Lockers. Guest Suites and TV Lounge make up the balance of this wing. The home’s main outdoor living spaces are pushed to the front of the site, to take advantage of mountain views as well as the warm sunsets.
The project’s modern exterior aesthetic is balanced by the design’s nod to local vernacular architecture and climate. The cedar shingle, gabled, cold roof is engineered to hold snow in the winter and disappear into the landscape from the mountain. The roof’s eaves extend to protect the reclaimed barn wood sided walls form the elements. A ribbon of rustic local fieldstone runs the perimeter of the project’s base and turns vertically to clad chimneys and feature walls.