Completed in 2014 by Abramson Architects, Wyoming Residence sits in the grandeur of the Teton Mountain Range seamlessly inhabits the adjacent grassland. This 7,000 sq ft residence is a conscientious marriage of form and material. A collection of art of the clients is meticulously considered in the design process of this residence.
The zoning restrictions of this property are managed artfully into the natural landscape with careful assimilation. The result of this is an inspired expression of fluid yet layered space, collaborating with the beauty of the surrounding.
The home’s stately side is introduced by the driveway entrance to display clean lines. These lines are made of Cor-Ten steel and concrete which are better with age, utilized inside the house to provide a maintenance-free environment. The cantilevered structure wraps around from the house entrance, revealing a comparatively more modest side that floats on the meadow and bows to the mountains.
The drywall is used deliberately and exclusively to hang the client’s art to each piece’s necessary measurement. With low windows, an art gallery is also designed to allow warm natural light to permeate and protecting some sensitive arts from harmful direct sunlight.
In combination with the home’s striking lineation, these details can create a harmonious alliance of design and function. Natural light serves as an important material layered inside amongst solid counterparts. A stunning view of the exterior scenery is unveiled by the floor-to-ceiling windows.
The living area in this house is intimate and also voluminous. There is also a built-in seating nook that maintains an awesome direct view of the mountains and unobstructed by the house’s low-profile fireplace. The beautiful minimal kitchen is designed with a clever opening and tri-colored cabinets. This opening overlooks the art gallery.
A utilitarian mudroom is also constructed by considering the ski destinations. This mudroom is designed with functional details such as ample storage and a built-in ski boot warmer. The desire of the homeowner for an energy-efficient vacation home with little maintenance is perfectly dovetailed into the fire-safety requirements for Jackson Hole.
Additional protections are also needed based on the home’s location in former “wildlands” to counteract wildfires. These protections can be accomplished without sacrificing the aesthetic side of the home. These awesome details are described completely in a new book “Domestic Architecture in the Era of Climate Change” by Boyce Thompson.
Wyoming Residence Gallery
Photographer: David Agnelio