Located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, CLB worked in conjunction with the Jackson Hole Housing Trust to design eight affordable, deed-restricted townhomes, consisting of four buildings that total 15,400-square-feet. The project was created for professionals who cannot afford market-rate housing in the resort town but desire contemporary living close to all of the amenities in the town of Jackson. The challenge was to create a design that complemented the existing townhomes in the densely populated neighborhood and to find durable building materials at a good price.
Design started with a consolidated floor plan. The two unit types are 1,292-square-feet or 1,640-square-feet with 10-foot ceilings to create a spacious living area. The most affordable, type “A” units, have the utmost efficiency and standard, ground level living. The slightly more expensive, type “B” units, include an upper level with views of the Grand Teton Mountain Range. Both unit types consist of two bedrooms plus an unfinished basement (with plumbing rough-in for an additional future bathroom).
Vertical cedar siding, oxidized metal, standing seam metal roofing material and aluminum clad windows anchor the house in the context of its neighborhood. Each home has a ‘shed roof’ with a single, continuous pitch. This helped to keep the construction costs down while ensuring that all snow, ice, and rain will shed away from driveways and walkways.
The homes at Daisy Bush are Energy Star certified, which emphasizes effective insulation, high-performance window, tight construction to minimize air leakage, Energy Star lighting fixtures and appliances, and efficient heating equipment. Despite the current challenging housing economy in Jackson, all eight units were sold on opening day.