Indian Springs Residence
The sloped site of this 7,500 square feet mountain vacation residence allows construction of a two-story home with approach and entry on the main level, achieving the appearance of a one-story house. The living and sleeping space for a family of three is located on the main level with guest bedrooms, recreation rooms, and garage below.
The scheme is an L-shaped, open-plan building covered with a shed roof rising to the east and south, allowing clerestory windows to capture early light and a view uphill. This configuration forms a “courtyard” facing southeast, which contains the main entry. Intersecting the shed roof are “cabins” of stone with arced roofs containing the mud room, bedroom, and master closet and bath. The low wall of the shed structure is primarily glass and provides a dramatic view across the valley toward the Teton mountain range to the north. The family room includes a sliding glass system which, when open, voids the corner of the structure, allowing the living space to extend onto an elevated concrete terrace overlooking the view. This was accomplished via a design that eliminated the roof support at the northwest corner.
The result is a living environment that distinguishes public from private uses with form and space, provides outdoor areas of contrasting characteristics in a place of sharp seasonal contrast, and creates an image that blends with the landscape.
7,500 square feet