Project: Tech House
Architects: Cushing Terrell, Hoyt Architects
Location: Jackson, Wyoming, US
Photography: Gibeon Photography
Construction: Peter Stewart Construction
Perched high on a double sloping site in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, this residence affords spectacular views of the Teton Range. Completed as a collaboration between Cushing Terrell and Hoyt Architects, this contemporary house boasts a range of fun and whimsical details that make it the ultimate family retreat. Moss rock, rustic corral board siding and zinc panels blend the contemporary structure into the setting with an array of textures and patterns that complement the natural surroundings. Green roofs and solar panels are some of the many eco-friendly features integrated into the design.
Inside, heated concrete ramps connect the various levels of the house that hug the terrain. A slide, complete with color-changing LEDs, connects the main level with the recreation room, while plush bean bags and lounge seating make family time extra comfortable. In one bedroom, triple-stacked bunk beds optimize the available space. In another, two bunk beds are oriented toward a corner window to provide dramatic views of the mountains.
Flat screen panels are inlaid into the entry floor, transforming the entry into a family art gallery, photo album or whatever strikes your fancy. Mechanized fireplace doors conveniently slide up and out of sight, and adjustable chain mail shade curtains operate on a mobile trolley system. Artwork, festive lighting, and splashes of color appear alongside dark wooden furniture, concrete, steel accents, and eclectic items. An outdoor dining space with a Pickard steam injection pizza oven provides the perfect opportunity to admire the views while spending quality time with family and friends.
Many weekend retreats have beautiful designs that aim to recreate the cozy feel of home. Yet few of them are imaginative, fun, clever, and elegant—all at the same time. The Jackson Tech House in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, brings all of these features together.