JLF Architects Redefines Homestead with Rustic Modern Jackson Hole Residential Architecture and Gains Attention from Cowgirl Magazine

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A JLF Architects-designed custom home combining Old-World aesthetics and Rocky Mountain West materials has been featured in Cowgirl magazine, which called the home a “Jackson Jewel.” The Jackson Hole, Wyoming, house combines contemporary comfort with inspiration from 18th- and 19th-century farm buildings found in England’s Cotswolds.

Named a “Jackson Jewel” in the March/April 2018 issue of Cowgirl, this JLF Architects-designed custom home blends English Country references with Rocky Mountain West materials (photo by Audrey Hall).

Cowgirl dubs the JLF-designed house a “Jackson Jewel” – and the homeowners would agree.

The definition of rustic architecture is shifting throughout the West and JLF Architects – based in Bozeman, Montana; Jackson Hole, Wyoming; and Park City, Utah – is at the forefront of the architectural design movement that beautifully blends an Old-World aesthetic with contemporary elements. The design-build team of JLF Architects and Big-D Signature showcase this emerging trend by fearlessly redefining the idea of a homestead in Jackson Hole, Wyoming – including with the Indian Springs residence that Cowgirl magazine recently featured in its Home & Ranch section. Cowgirl dubs the JLF-designed house a “Jackson Jewel” – and the homeowners would agree.

The homeowners started with a vision. They told JLF’s principal designer, Paul Bertelli, that they wanted a home that respected the surrounding landscape but also expressed their modern sensibilities. Living far away in England during the design process, the clients had been strongly influenced by the serene solidity of 18th- and 19th-century stone farm buildings found throughout the Cotswold hills.

The concept, explains Bertelli, was to build a more compact house with a modernist take and less obvious Western detailing that takes full advantage of the scenery. The result, he says, “is not ornate or grand in any way, but it has spectacular views. The inspiration for all the stone came from that vision of homes in the Cotswolds,” he explains. “Normally we might add more Western typography, but the all-stone building was built out of that sensibility and the clients’ relationship with England.”

Anchored by materials that reflect a sense of place—native fieldstone, hewn timbers, reclaimed barnwood—the house remains grounded in its Mountain West setting, despite the British reference. On the exterior, hints of modernism add refined lines to the structure with steel-framed windows and a metal roof. Inside, the minimalism allows the texture of reclaimed wood ceilings, stone and recycled wide-plank floors to shine. A precision-engineered glass staircase holds center stage as a dramatic architectural component. Framed by weathered timbers, the stark lines of the stairway’s floating glass treads are softened with a careful rustic touch.

Interiors by Wyoming-based Tayloe Piggott epitomize the personal taste and lifestyle of the sophisticated homeowners. Piggott worked closely with the well-traveled clients to curate an art collection gathered from South America and incorporated fabrics from the UK and Europe into furnishings that reinforce the clean-lined architecture. Avoiding anything fussy, the interiors reflect the architecture’s functional streamlined beauty.

This rustic modern homestead approach to residential architecture embodies a style shift that has been occurring in Wyoming – one that prioritizes timeless modern living. A prime example of the aesthetic, the Jackson home was also showcased in the recently published architectural design book “Rustic Modern” by Chase Reynolds Ewald and Audrey Hall (Gibbs Smith, August 2017), one of three JLF Architects projects in the book that illustrate how the firm’s work continues to redefine architecture in the Rocky Mountain West.

About JLF Architects:
Building timeless structures rooted in integrity and simple elegance, Jackson Hole, Park City and Bozeman-based JLF Architects applies distinctive solutions and materials to create place-based houses marked by the influences of landscapes from the Rocky Mountains to the Eastern Seaboard. Their award-winning perspective is powered by inspired design and an exacting eye for placement, an ethos that stems from a unity of nature, beauty, balance and imagination. JLF Architects has established a genuine alliance with Big-D Signature, built over 17 years of working together, to create a streamlined design-build process that benefits clients. Winners of Mountain Living magazine’s 2016 Home of the Year, the JLF Architects and Big-D Signature design-build team unites passionate architects with dedicated builders to enable the collective imagination of visionary artisans working with visionary clients. For more information visit http://www.JLFArchitects.com.

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