Residential Design

Vol 4, 2017

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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The mountains call many people to them, but there's a particu- larly irresistible beckoning to those who spend their day-to-day lives in the flatlands of commerce. The entire state of Wyoming has worked diligently to establish itself as a financial haven for the wealthy, all while serving up some of the most picturesque landscape in the country. Nowhere is this phenomenon more prominent than in Jackson, Wyo. Flatlanders feel perfectly at home here in "The Hole," an eerily level, basin bisected by the sinuous Snake River. Yet surrounding the town are some of the highest elevation mountains in the United States. And what's especially unusual is there are no foothills here—access to those mountains for hiking or skiing or simply admiring from the basin is immediate. The absence of foothills is an artifact of the Teton fault which, over the course of millennia, has thrust the mountains up from the earth's crust while pushing the basin down. The dramatic topography and snowy climate (an average of 70 inches a year) combine with the vast national park acreage of Grand Teton, Gros Ventre, and Yellowstone to make Jackson and its adjacent villages Owl Ditch Ranch JACKSON, WYO. CARNEY LOGAN BURKE ARCHITECTS Opposite: Three distinct volumes zone Owl Ditch Ranch's main house. An adult wing comprises a first-floor guest suite and second-floor master. A glass-enclosed stair connects to the double-height living/dining volume. Then another two-story wing contains the mayhem of four boys and garage/ mudroom services. Above: Traditional ranch house materials come together with sharp, modern detailing. VOL. 4, 2017 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGAZINE.COM 49

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