- One story, two Bedrooms, one Loft (with sleeping space), three Baths, two car Garage.
- 2585 square feet of living space, 780 square feet in the Garage, 917 square feet of outdoor deck areas.
Resting on the valley floor near the base of Fred’s Mountain in Teton Valley with a stunning view up Teton Canyon to the Grand Teton this project started off with a flip flop. The Clients owned two adjacent lots but we decided to flip their access orientation to better preserve the view on the undeveloped lot. With that permitting hurdle out of the way we began to design the residence.
The Clients brought to the table an idea and a strong design aesthetic. We discussed many options, materials, and details. We stood together on Site and adjusted the location to maximize view potentials. Nothing was overlooked. The outcome was a traditional barn form reimagined as a contemporary mountain home. The Garage acts as the accessory building to the main Residence.
A simple form and plan is hiding a dramatic interior volume. A large central core space contains a Loft over the Kitchen area on the west end and tall east facing windows in the Dining and Living area oriented towards the primary views. Intended to also be a rental vacation home the bedrooms are almost evenly balanced and the Loft can sleep the overflow.
The building envelope was energy modeled and adjusted to maximize the insulation performance against cost. Those extra dollars spent are recouped in right sizing the heating system. The generous eaves protect the siding and reduce maintenance. The whole house Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) system provides continuous fresh warm air for a tightly built home. A photovoltaic system on the Garage roof will offset electricity consumption.