This beautiful guest house was the first phase of a master planned compound designed by Carney Logan Burke Architects, nestled along Fish Creek in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Designed for an architect and his wife, the retreat is situated on a gently sloping, five acre wooded site. Comprised of 950 square feet, the focal point to the design was to immerse the owners into nature, awakening the senses through sight and sound. Sited next to a rushing stream, one feels a sense of relaxation and tranquility. Large expanses of windows opens to the outside and brings sunlight in. The house was oriented to take advantage of the forested views on three sides of its axis, with the four side directed towards the stream. A exterior facade forms a simple rectangular box, merging with the natural environment. The zoning for the guest house was limited to 1,000 square feet, so the design scheme was compact yet highly functional. The interiors are comprised of a bedroom on one side of the home and the bath on the other, delineated by a glass enclosed living zone, encompassing a small galley style kitchen.
The exterior of the home is clad with cedar shingles and bonderized steel. The interiors feature natural and light toned materials such as white oak flooring, doors and millwork. The lighter palette helps to keep the small space bright and airy. The bedroom is positioned with a large corner window to create the experience of living in the woods. Outdoor decks allow guests to enjoy their surroundings and take advantage of the creek. Since the home is on a heavily wooded site, the architect was not able to use solar, but south facing windows uses sunlight to passively heat the space. There is also a wood burning stove that can be used during the winter months. Boulders excavated during the building process were incorporated into the retaining walls to complement the natural setting. We at 1 Kindesign love hearing your thoughts, what do you think of this guest retreat? Please let us know!
We have showcased other beautiful properties here on 1 Kindesign from the same architects, Carney Logan Burke Architects that designed this guest house, have a look: Extraordinary home immersed in the mountains and Rustic stone dwelling in a peaceful setting.
Photos: Matthew Millman Photography
Queens Lane Compound was designed with a rustic palette by Carney Logan Burke Architects, located along the Snake River north of Jackson, Wyoming. This sprawling residential compound is surrounded by mature cottonwoods, a beautiful pond, and numerous trickling streams. The exterior facade of the main residence is comprised of timber, log and stone which gets its inspiration from the early twentieth century National Parks lodge architecture. The additional two buildings found on the property take on a more traditional appeal of the western log structure.
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One of the secondary buildings located on the site, is the shop/office structure. The client wanted to create a unique artistic design statement in this space, blending modern day amenities while still maintaining the rustic traditions of the main home. The design solution was to use rough, antique logs as a principal material, yet “by exposing and fusing the timber into an atypical two-volume framework connected by a transparent link, the shop building presents an innovative reworking of regional forms.” A suspended bridge connects the upper level deck to the office. In keeping with the rustic aesthetic is a gabled roof with reclaimed timber trusses and blackened steel.
The wine silo was the final addition to the compound, build next to the shop. Since the compound is situated in the Snake River flood plain, the architects could not build a standard wine cellar. The silo form was an alternative design that the architects came up with, fitting perfectly into the countryside. To graciously blend and weather into the landscape and the existing structures on the property, the building was clad in oxidized steel plates. The interior design scheme was inspired by a wine cask, comprised of reclaimed fir woodwork and a dramatic spiral staircase that allows for access to wine bottles that are on display around the silo’s perimeter. The stairway runs all the way to the rooftop where one can not only admire the wine display below, but also the views of the surrounding landscape.
Photos: Matthew Millman
Rabbit Brush Residence is a rustic home with contemporary interiors, designed in 2012 by Carney Logan Burke Architects, located in Jackson, Wyoming. This stunning home is characterized by wood and stone, which blends in perfectly with the regional architecture. A large glass door invites you to enter into the space, where you can see right through to the other side of the home, where mountain views awaits. Upon entrance into the spacious retreat, you will notice the heavy use of wood, from the flooring to the ceiling and even on a lot of the walls, adding a lot of warmth to the space. There is plenty of fenestration throughout, bringing in natural daylight and the surrounding mountainous landscape beyond.
We have written about this architecture firms work in the past, including this striking modern home and artist studio in the sensational mountains of Wyoming, have a look.
With wood flooring and ceilings, this home library is wrapped in warmth. The plush leather seating creates for a cozy atmosphere well suited for reading. The round area rug is repeated in the circular backing of the sofa. A wooden spiral staircase leads one to the upper level.
Photos: Paul Warchol Photography
The Butte Residence is a striking modern home and artist studio designed by Carney Logan Burke Architects, located on an extraordinary 38-acre site on a butte in Jackson, Wyoming. The site overlooks the confluence of the Snake and Gros Ventre Rivers and commands panoramic views of the Teton Mountain Range and National Parks.
The design was driven by the desire to capitalize on the potential of this site while weaving the architecture of the buildings into the topography, maintaining a modest profile on the skyline. In addition, the owner, a collector of contemporary art and sculpture, desired architecture with character and materiality that respects western tradition but embraces abstract, clean, light-filled spaces.
By organizing the program in a series of volumes that range across the site, individual spaces open to varied views and access points; from dramatic sweeping vistas to intimate, secluded experiences within the trees.
Gently curving roof forms separately capture public and private functions within the residential program. Springing from and returning to the topography of the site, the roof profile mimics the soft shape of the butte and creates a series of protective canopies that provide shelter in the harsh western landscape.
Photos: Paul Worchol
JH Modern is a contemporary mountain retreat for a couple from Texas designed by Pearson Design Group, situated in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The owners, one a physician turned entrepreneur and the other an oncologist, wanted a house that took full advantage of the outdoors. After having visited the area eight years ago, they had decided that this is where they wanted to be. With the Teton Range to the west and the Gros Ventre Range to the east, it’s hard to avoid having a spectacular view. In 2011, the couple purchased a five-acre lot for $1.2 million, turning it over to Montana-based Pearson Design Group whose firm had a 5,400-square-foot home built and furnished for them in just 16 months, for about $4 million. General requests by the homeowners included wanting the home to blend with the outside. “We wanted to be able to leave the doors open, and walk in and out. And have living areas outside,” states the owners.
In place of a formal entry hall, the architects substituted an outdoor room.
The outdoor room features an outdoor fireplace, something that comes in handy when the weather is frigid and the snow is knee-deep, as it is in Wyoming during the winter. There are also sliding barn doors, in case it gets too windy. The entry features the best view of the whole house.
The furnishings were chosen to withstand the elements, but the owners do bring the cushions and the pendant light in when they’re not here.
On the floor below the bison heads on the wall is a panel of chevron-patterned French oak set into poured concrete.
Each of the fireplaces is anchored with a slab of Two Dot stone.
In a corner of the living room is a New York Chair from Alchemy Collections; the vintage arrows were found on Etsy.
In one of the bathrooms, a Siena Tamburo Vessel sink from Stone Forest sits on a counter of Claro walnut.
The solid walnut kitchen cabinetry was custom made, with Shift knobs by Ted Boerner for Rocky Mountain Hardware.
The hand-cut plywood letters in the kitchen are from Gregory Morris’s Etsy shop, SlippinSouthern.
The black walnut slab kitchen table is surrounded by Hans Wegner Wishbone chairs from Design Within Reach. The hanging fixture was made by IronGlass Lighting.
The black walnut staircase has LED lights mounted beneath each riser to illuminate the way at night.
In the master bedroom is a custom-designed Claro walnut bed. Over the shagreen-covered Sorin Dresser from Made Goods hangs “A Calf in Between,” by Craig Spankie. The antler chandelier is by Frank Long.
A fuzzy Cortina chair from Refuge sits beside a Modo desk lamp by Jason Miller for Roll & Hill.
In the master bathroom, Ronbow round ceramic sinks with Purist fixtures from Kohler sit on Calacatta marble counters. The Bella Modern Pendant Light is from Niche.
A custom-made cabinet in the master bedroom has Brut Pendant pulls by Ted Boerner for Rocky Mountain Hardware.
Mr. Pearson said he thought of the house as “an extension of the landscape.” He added, “A mountain home is part of something much grander.”
Phillips Ridge is a sensational luxury vacation lodge that is nestled high atop a rocky ridge overlooking Jackson Hole in Wilson, Wyoming. Below, the wide valley rolls away for miles upon miles. A long driveway, bordered by streams and shadowy forest, winds its way up to the house, a magnificent Western lodge, a magical combination of wood, solid stone and ethereal glass. Palatial, sumptuous, and filled with splendid works of art, Phillips Ridge begins with a two-story, light-filled entryway. Thick log walls and tree trunk supports contrast with fine antiques and soft, rich fabrics. The living and dining areas are divided by a massive two-sided stone fireplace and illuminated by a 35-foot-high wall of windows. French doors open to a backdrop of dark green firs and pale aspen, separate seating areas face the fire and the panorama outside. Painter Bo Bartlett created a huge, stunning canvas in oil called “Goddess” spanning an entire wall, it creates as vivid an opening of perspective as do the soaring windows.
To stay at this incredible lodge, rates run from $65,000 per week in the summer and $65,000 – $100,000 per week during the ski season, from here.
A rustic staircase, with a cast bronze twig-and-branch handrail by sculptor W. Tom Ellicker, curves majestically up both sides of the front entryway. A second-story walkway crosses the big open space over the living room and leads to the sleeping quarters. Each of the five bedrooms at Phillips Ridge is a master suite, filled with light from the high, copper-framed windows, decorated with bold furnishings and textured fabrics. Each has its own stone fireplace, with hand-crafted cast iron and glass doors. The deep wilderness beyond the bedroom windows, and the lacy green woods or mountains capped in snow provide a satisfying contrast to the comfort and luxury within.
The grand kitchen at Phillips Ridge is fit for a professional chef. Its centerpiece is a large gas range set like a medieval hearth inside a hammered copper and stone alcove. A flat-screen television, hidden inside the stone countertop, rises and swivels at the touch of a button, and can be seen from the cooking area, the long, built-in breakfast banquet, and the dining room. A stone-topped island separates the kitchen from the dining room, where the long table, overhung by an antler chandelier, seats ten.
Thick log walls, tree-trunk beams and patterned bedspreads make the spacious bedrooms snug and cabin-like. Each one has a hand-built bed with reading lights positioned at either side. Each also has a decadent private bath with double sinks and big soaking tubs, two of which are shaped like oval bowls of polished stone. Some of the bathrooms have stone fireplaces. Glass-walled, rainfall showers and wide windows create the illusion of bathing al fresco.
French doors in the bedrooms open to private terraces or branch-framed porches. The forest runs right up to the house on one side, bringing with it the cool spicy air of the pines. Rich, muted oriental carpets cover the heated floors of the bedrooms, and wall-mounted, flat screen televisions face each of the beds, while beyond every window is an extraordinary panorama of forest, mountains and sky.
Phillips Ridge is an Eden for both vigorous adventure and quiet reflection, indoors and out. The entire eastern side of the house is encircled by a long stone terrace that is almost a home in itself. An outdoor dining area is set next to a large fire pit. Farther along are sitting areas, trap shooting stands and a hot tub. Back inside, a cosmic, two-lane bowling alley, a gorgeous bar room with tufted leather couch, and a casual pub with a billiards table make a day of rain most welcome.
On the lower floor, the lodge also has a state-of-the-art, Weider fitness center, a movie theater that seats twelve in deep leather armchairs, and a truly fabulous indoor hot tub, a grotto modeled on the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park. Ringed with mosaic stone mountains and a painted firmament of blue, it provides the ultimate conclusion or commencement to the day.
Phillips Ridge is fronted by a low stone wall and a three acre pond that reflects the sky like a mirror. A waterfall splashes merrily down a cascade of stones, and then winds its way under the driveway and around the house and can be turned off and on as desired. Stone bridges cross the small, pebbly pond created by the stream. Out on the terrace, the running water provides a light and constant music to morning coffee or evening cocktails as it passes by on its way to the dark green woods a favorite haunt for moose and down to one of the three private ponds teaming with cutthroat trout.
The vast terraces around the house are equipped with a snow-melt system, so that winter or summer one can step right outside. In early morning, the sun comes up over the shoulders of Sleeping Indian and lights the face of the house, summoning all to come and see. The encircling mountains hold the sunlight like a bowl. Wildflowers edge the rim of the terrace, but then nature takes over; Phillips Ridge’s 75 acres are not landscaped and are all the more gorgeous and frequented by wildlife for it. The evening brings another spectacular show, best enjoyed from the cushioned chairs by the fire pit and grill, as the sun goes down behind the hills and turns the mountains seashell pink. The sound of the breeze in the grasses, the sharp clean smell of the evergreens and the crackle of the fire play a symphony for the senses.
One could spend hours exploring the interesting corners, wonderful details and tremendous works of art inside the house, but Phillips Ridge is also the perfect launching pad for skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, biking, fishing, swimming or canoeing in the pond, and day trips into wonderful Jackson. And despite its high luxury and fine art, Phillips Ridge is completely child and dog friendly. It is a spectacular property, the overture to an unforgettable Wyoming vacation.
Photos: Courtesy of The Clear Creek Group
Wapiti Valley Residence is a private home situated in the Wapiti Valley of Wyoming near the east border of Yellowstone National Park. The residence was designed by STUDIO.BNA Architects in collaboration with studioryker, completed in 2007.
From the architects, “The wapiti valley landscape is vast, the weather is dramatic, and the changing light and seasons provide for an endless transformation of phenomena. The prominent stone figure of the China Wall resides over the land breaking up an otherwise near constant pitch downward to the river below.
The landscape in which the Wapiti Residence is situated is exposed and revealing. The series of structures that comprise house, gym and guest house were developed to blend into the landscape, but not disappear. Slipped between the seasonal drainages, native grass, and sage brush, the building forms are strong on the land like the China Wall, itself.
Without apology, the simplified architectonic forms expressed through walls of rammed earth, steel, and teak screen, sheltered by a butterfly canopy, are at times the drama of the valley, and at others a shadowy figure in the land.”
Photos: Matthew Millman
Fireside Resort features an innovative new perspective on mountain town lodging in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The luxury resort offers 19 ski cabins that reflect the heritage of the valley’s original homesteader cabins. That rustic appeal is then combined with understated elegance and modern conveniences. Every cabin is designed to offer a combination of rustic and modern aesthetics. Designed by WheelHaus, the cabins are a “Wedge” design which features an angled roof, starting low above the bedrooms and builds to 17 feet in the living room.
Trapezoidal windows grow similarly from back to front, offering natural light while maintaining privacy. The front of the cabin is almost entirely glass. A large sliding glass door opens to a private deck. Each cabin has one bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen/living room and a private deck. The ceilings and exterior side are covered with reclaimed Wyoming snow fencing.
The bedrooms feature a king size bed with two side tables and linen lamp style sconces. The kitchen/living room was designed to offer both comfort and functionality. The mini-kitchen is fully equipped with concrete countertops and modern rustic cabinetry. A large bomber leather sofa, two cowhide ottomans, two barn wood side tables, custom made wrought iron lamps and railroad cart coffee tables make up living room furnishings. A mini-high efficiency gas burning fireplace warms the room. Mounted above the fireplace is a flat screen HDTV and attractive, colorful art brightens every room.
The fully appointed bathrooms are small yet functional with custom vanities with concrete countertops/sinks and quartzite floors. An additional bonus for those that don’t want to vacation without their pets, the cabins are pet friendly!
To stay in one of these luxurious cabins, rates run from $289 per night, from here.
The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch is nestled on 15,000 pristine acres of a 19th century working cattle ranch in Saratoga, Wyoming. The luxury resort, designed by Simeone Deary Design Group, is the perfect destination for high end group retreats, destination weddings, and exclusive family escapes. From extraordinary accommodations and gourmet meals to a pampering spa and exciting array of outdoor activities, Brush Creek Ranch offers something for everyone and nearly everything is included in your stay. Togetherness comes alive on shared adventures throughout your stay. Evenings are spent celebrating the day’s adventures around a blazing campfire as the sun sets over the mountains.
The feel of the ranch is like visiting a friend’s home, from the self-service wine cellar where couples can enjoy a hand-picked bottle on the wraparound porch of the lodge or take glasses back to personal cabins. A “boot-free zone” the main lodge offers slippers to guests, with a 38,000 square foot living room, beverages in a cooler and fully stocked “help yourself” bar, as well as a well-appointed spa with 24-hour steam room, sauna, and workout facility and elegant locker room facilities complete with chenille robes- heaven on earth is found in the wild west of Wyoming. Even the private dining room in the main lodge has elegant touches such as leather floors, antler chandeliers, and a walk-out porch complete with fireplace.
The resort offers nine luxurious Log Cabin Residences offering all the comforts of home from plush furnishings, refined Western decor, modern amenities and stunning views of the sprawling ranch landscape. The Cabin Rooms and Suites offers 12 restored rooms that artfully blend the authentic character of the hand-hewn log cabins with lush, refined modern comforts. Each features a unique theme from windflowers of the ranch landscape to the character of the cattle ranching heritage of Bruch Creek. The Trailhead Lodge offers 13 refined Western rooms featuring 28-foot ceilings, huge open-hearth fireplaces, grand dining room and refined Western library.
Magee Homestead is a secluded hideaway comprised of a private lodge and collection of seven historically restored cabins in a tranquil, creek-side setting tucked amidst rolling meadowlands and natural rock outcroppings with dedicated staff ideal for intimate gatherings. The walls of the luxurious Wyoming ranch are bedecked with a trophy hunt collection overlooking a Steinway seven-foot grand piano, hand-carved billiards table, poker tables and two indoor fireplaces. Outdoors, the Magee lodge features a spacious outdoor dining and entertainment patio with an outdoor fireplace and expansive views.
Pricing for this all-inclusive retreat starts at $780 per person, per night with a minimum 3-night stay, from here.
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. Here is what the architect has to say about the design, “by 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.” Expansive sliding glass doors opens out to spacious terraces and lush vegetation, deeply reflecting the vernacular of Western outdoor living. The home establishes its interior-outdoor connection through the incorporation of architecture and landscaping. A tranquil pond with a wood and steel bridge allows access from the terrace onto the property. The water ends at a courtyard, creating a wonderful focal point to the home’s entryway. The residence also features sustainable design elements such as radiant floor heating, geothermal heating, responsibly harvested lumber, insulated concrete forms and high-performance windows.
Visit the website of Carney Logan Burke Architects here.
Beautiful stone walls are carried through from the exterior to the interior of the home, adding warmth and texture to the space. The beautiful wood staircase creates a dramatic focal point to the space.
The home office is also used as a library space, with large expanses of picture windows to bring nature in. A wonderful space to spend time working or reading a book!
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