This gorgeous compound in Wilson, Wyoming, adjacent to the Snake River, has been designed by Carney Logan Burke Architects. The John Dodge Compound is melded into a dense forest with open meadows with a blend of present day architecture and European heritage. In the architectâ€™s words, â€œby emphasizing heavy stone and concrete masses, the design effects an expression of permanence suggestive of the traditional European country chateau. As a counterpoint to the dense materiality and massing of forms, the residence breaks down into three discrete volumes for garage, main living quarters (including a yoga studio), and master suite. Large expanses of glass lead to outdoor terraces, both elements serving to reflect the idiom of outdoor living in the American West. The residence reinforces its connection to the natural environment through integration of architecture and landscaping: a waterway extends from a pond at the sites north end and terminates in the south-facing courtyard, where it creates a contemplative focal point for the homeâ€™s entry.â€ The home also features sustainable design elements such as radiant floor heating, geothermal heating, responsibly harvested lumber, insulated concrete forms and high-performance windows.
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