Floor-to-ceiling windows seamlessly blend the inside of this Wyoming home with its beautiful natural surroundings. Water plays a pivotal role, encompassing the home in a variety of forms. A pond reflects the contemporary, rustic home.
Between the contemporary meets rustic home and barn is a body of water that surrounds the spa and is confined on all sides by man-made edges. The glass chinking between the barn's logs creates a striking mirror for the reflective water.
The cascading, grass-covered Warshaw residence unequivocally takes its design cues from its unique sloping Jackson Hole site with unencumbered Teton Range views. The house emerges from the land, paralleling the slope of the butte with progressively stepping, flat, grassy rooflines. While respecting a 20-foot height restriction, the design exploits spectacular mountain vistas, and maximizes views via the stepped composition.
The open floor plan paired with ample natural light from the windows gives this dining space a wide open feel. The stainless steel table and orange chairs perfectly suit the simple, modern set up. No extra decoration or are is needed with the captivating mountain view visible from every angle.
A glass-and-steel water trough that courses along the structure’s exterior heightens the connection to the surrounding natural elements. Tall grasses hugging the edge of the architecture are reflected in the clear water beautifully blending the space. The roof overhangs provides shade creating a comfortable, relaxing patio.
The house emerges from the land, paralleling the slope of the butte with progressively stepping, flat, grassy rooflines. While the site inspired the residence’s composition and massing, the exposed concrete, cedar and steel materials speak to its “built” nature—original and honest, rather than imitative of the natural world. A butterfly roof caps the topmost level providing visual interest to the “cascading box” design while referencing the uplift of nearby mountain ranges.