Residential Design

Vol 4, 2017

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D AB a highly desirable year-round destination for recreation. So, it's no wonder that along with the Tetons, you'll find the titans of Wall Street, Washington, Hollywood, and other centers of wealth generation vacationing here, seeking immersion and escape in Jackson's natural beauty. They are among the fortunate few who can afford to buy or build a house here, where the median list price for single-family homes is just under $2.5 million, accord- ing to local real estate experts. With so much land in conservation, prime lots are also pricey. And it's expen- sive to build here—materials are trucked in from afar over the mountains. But what really adds to construction costs is its geology: Jackson is classified as a Seismic Design Category D area, which is similar to much of inland San Francisco. The Teton fault, part of the Intermountain Seismic Belt, is capable of earthquakes to 7.5 magnitude—although the last one of that force was nearly 4,000 years ago. Still, mild earthquakes happen with relative frequency, and the basin is kept protected from floods by a dam and a series of levees that control the Snake River's flow in snow melt season. The buyers of this 10-acre parcel along the Snake River were vacationing in the area when they stopped by to see the listing in North Jackson. They were immediately taken by its setting, mostly wooded with a man-made pond, facing west to the Grand Teton range. On the property was a dated 1980s main house and an old log guest house. The original house did not meet their needs as a family (two adults and four rambunctious boys), nor did it meet current seismic standards, so the couple enlisted Carney Logan Burke (CLB) to design a suitable replacement and John Jennings of Peak Builders to construct it. MAIN FLOOR PLAN | 1. Garage | 2. Storage | 3. Laundry | 4. Mud Room | 5. Pantry | 6. Kitchen 7. Breakfast Nook | 8. Dining | 9. Great Room | 10. Guest Master Suite | 11. Game Room | 12. Hot Tub 1 3 4 6 9 10 11 5 2 7 12 8 A A 1 4 3 5 7 6 2 8 10 9 A A UPPER FLOOR PLAN | 1. Bedroom | 2. Bedroom | 3. Bedroom | 4. Bedroom | 5. Bunkroom | 6. Bridge 7. Master Suite | 8. Master Bath | 9. Closet | 10. Office 50 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGAZINE.COM VOL. 4, 2017

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