Carney Logan Burke Architects is responsible for the design of this serene mountain getaway showcasing dramatic views of the Teton Range, in Teton Village, Wyoming. This rustic-modern home was designed as a sophisticated weekend retreat for a family of Manhattan-dwelling New Yorkers.
Sited to take advantage of open spaces and view sheds, this striking dwelling is oriented to screen neighboring structures while capitalizing on nearby views of the adjacent ski resort and surrounding mountain ranges.
Anchored by two simple but bold agrarian volumes linked by a transparent connector, the architecture is conceived as abstractions of common ranch structures: pure forms which have been articulated in an architectural language that manipulates mass through subtraction.
This approach creates depth in the elevations and satisfies a community design requirement for overhangs while maintaining simplicity. The subtractions in the primary structures also serve to direct views, administer the effect of light, and foster connections to the outdoors. For further emphasis, the architecture contrasts its dark, textured cedar shell with a light, smooth cedar underbelly.
The arrangement of the forms creates two defined outdoor courts. One initiates an inviting entry sequence, the other provides a contemplative private garden inhabited by an arrangement of aspen trees. Generous roof projections create covered patios and balconies that extend the interior living space to the outdoors. Here, the siding transitions from a solid shell to a gapped screen, lightening the visual mass of the structures, adding texture, and creating interest with patterns of light and shadow.
Above: A custom blackened steel and leather front door was created by the architects in collaboration with Brander Design.
As one moves from exterior to interior, material treatments become increasingly refined. A wealthy interior palette combines warm mahogany millwork, white oak flooring, rugged stone, and smooth plaster walls. Attention to design detail is evident in artisanal moments such as a custom crafted steel and leather entry door, a delicately faceted steel fire screen, and a steel stair railing incorporating woven leather strapping.
What We Love: This serene mountain getaway offers an urban dwelling family an opportunity to relax and enjoy a lovely lifestyle in the Rocky Mountains. Interior living spaces are sophisticated yet inviting, offering comfortable furnishings to lounge and admire the tranquil views through expansive windows. Overall, a lovely home for relishing in a fantastic indoor-outdoor lifestyle.
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Above: Blacked steel and leather were used to create this sliding fireplace screen designed by the architects and manufactured by Brander Design.
Above: A custom blackened steel and leather stair railing designed by the architects and manufactured by Brandner Design.
Photos: Matthew Millman Photography