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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exterior spiral staircase to convey them directly outside. Over in the parents' wing, the first floor contains a guest suite and a family sitting room. The glass connector on their side of the house has a steel-and-glass stair that accesses the master bedroom and the husband's office, while supplying uninter- rupted views of the mountains. Windows and doors in the connectors are thermally broken steel units from Italy. Of course, the dramatic use of glass and steel is the big modern move within the otherwise traditional lodge-style building. However, there are smaller moves as well—for instance, those gabled roof elements preordained by the subdivi- sion. John likes to get the roofs as thin and the pitch as moderate as possible while still hefting the area's heavy snow loads. "I will never allow a big, thick cold roof where you don't need it," he says. Elsewhere, blackened copper connections turn up on edges to sharpen details; all cabinetry has plain, slab-front doors; and a steel per- gola shades the back patio. Dry-stacked Montana Moss rock appears on the exteriors and interiors of the house—on the fireplace wall and in the glass staircase connector—but its application is crisp and clean. Material selection and use is decorative and practical: On the exterior, the rock protects the house up to the winter snow line, where more vulnerable Above: Material choices in Jackson's subdivisions are heavily regulated, but that doesn't mean they can't be applied with modern sensibilities and techniques, as shown in this sidelong view of the rear porch. VOL. 4, 2017 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGAZINE.COM 55

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