This residence sits atop a small butte within the 3 Creek Ranch golf community overlooking the protected wetlands of the subdivision.

Maximizing exposure to both the grandeur of the full Teton Range as well as the more intimate spring creeks and wetlands adjacent to the western hillside is the primary driver of the design. With siting of the house being the most critical move to achieve this client goal, the house finds itself nestled into the farthest western corner of the building envelope. Careful integration of the access drive and positioning of the guest wing of the house allowed for strategic screening of adjacent homes while focusing views to their primary objectives.

The home’s primary living spaces are located on the first floor with direct connection to the exterior, creating natural extensions of those living spaces from inside to outside. The angled guest wing creates a sense of enclosure for the northern patio landscape while its position in contrast against the garage volume to the east allows for an introspective circular garden. A small reflection pool in the center of the garden doubles as a toy sailboat venue reminiscent of the Tuileries Garden in Paris, a favorite of the client. The upper floor consists of bedroom suites, with the master taking full advantage of the western point while the others balance the eastern flank, centered on either side of the living room below. These private spaces are connected via a floating bridge as well as twin ascending staircases from the home’s main entry.

The home’s exterior cladding of stone, glass and wood siding consists of traditional materials used in a slightly more clean, modern aesthetic. That refinement is then further enhanced on the home’s interior as it manifests itself throughout the woodwork within the cabinetry, interior doors and other wood surfaces.

Project Team

Architecture: Kevin Burke, John Carney, Matt Bowers, Steve Jakub