Wyoming Homestead Nestled in Wetlands, Aspen Trees

Tucked between the Teton Range and the Snake River in Jackson Hole, Wyo., this homestead offers views of wetlands around every corner. A grove of aspen trees encircles the home and complements the beautiful wood architecture.

Photo By: Roger Wade Photography

Photo By: Roger Wade Photography

Photo By: Roger Wade Photography

Photo By: Roger Wade Photography

Photo By: Roger Wade Photography

Photo By: Roger Wade Photography

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Photo By: Rodger Wade Photography

Photo By: Rodger Wade Photography

Photo By: Roger Wade Photography

Photo By: Rodger Wade Photography

Photo By: Rodger Wade Photography

Photo By: Roger Wade Photography

Photo By: Rodger Wade Photography

Photo By: Roger Wade Photography

Photo By: Roger Wade Photography

Photo By: Rodger Wade Photography

Photo By: Roger Wade Photography

Photo By: Roger Wade Photography

Photo By: Roger Wade Photography

Photo By: Roger Wade Photography

Photo By: Roger Wade Photography

Photo By: Roger Wade Photography

Photo By: Roger Wade Photography

Photo By: Roger Wade Photography

Photo By: Roger Wade Photography

Photo By: Roger Wade Photography

Photo By: Roger Wade Photography

Photo By: Roger Wade Photography

Photo By: Roger Wade Photography

Photo By: Roger Wade Photography

Photo By: Roger Wade Photography

Photo By: Roger Wade Photography

Photo By: Roger Wade Photography

Photo By: Roger Wade Photography

Photo By: Roger Wade Photography

Photo By: Roger Wade Photography

Photo By: Roger Wade Photography

Photo By: Roger Wade Photography

Photo By: Roger Wade Photography

Photo By: Rodger Wade Photography

Photo By: Rodger Wade Photography

Photo By: Rodger Wade Photography

Wyoming Homestead

Nestled at the foot of the Teton Range near Jackson, Wyo., this property includes a main residence, barn, guest house and graceful waterways.

Mountain Meadow

Meadow grasses creep right up to the edge of the pond overlooked by the house and stands of aspen trees.

First Encounter

A long, low pond borders the front of the main residence.

Western Architecture

The gambrel roof of the barn invokes traditional Western architecture. The building includes a game room and guest quarters and is connected to the main residence by a glass-clad walkway.

Spring-Fed Pond

The home sits a few feet above the property's water table. A spring was dug to feed the pond at the front of the property.

Guest House

A guest house sits just beyond the barn and is topped with a gambrel roof similar to the barn's.

Rustic Materials

Century-old reclaimed siding and weathered COR-TEN steel create a rustic appeal that reference traditional Wyoming architecture.

Waterways

Water from the pond at the front of the residence travels to a second pond behind the barn, which hugs the hot tub and firepit patio.

Sluiceways

Gravity continues to carry water through a sluiceway around the back of the main residence into a third pond. The movement of the water creates a soothing soundscape for the outdoor living areas.

A Nod to the Past

The sluiceways reference Wyoming's mining history, adding to the traditional Western appeal in an understated way.

Outdoor Living

An additional fire bowl is located on the deck near the home's living room.

Preserving Trees

Architect Tom Ward's clients requested that no aspen trees be removed during construction. The home site is positioned to fit within the trees and in some cases around them.

Distinctive Water Table

The home site was raised several feet so that the buildings would sit well above the water table which lies just below the ground.

Final Destination

The water that has traveled from the pond at the front of the home ultimately ends in a pool of water surrounding the living room. From there it may seep back into the water table.

Aspen Trees

The stand of Aspen trees reflect in the waters of the back pond and draw the eyes toward the backdrop of the Teton Range.

Master Deck

The master bedroom has a uniquely private feel with a deck that extends off the back of the room and views into the back pond and aspen trees.

Contemporary Lines

Though the materials used on the home's exterior have a traditional, rustic feel, the lines of the home are modern to give the western aesthetic an updated look.

Floating Walkway

From the gravel road and parking area, residents and guests cross a walkway that appears to float in the middle of the front pond.

Drawn Into the Home

A portico with a negatively sloping roof gently draws the guest in toward the home's front door.

Modern Foyer

The front door opens into the streamlined, elegant foyer with sculpture, stone floors and a vaulted wood ceiling.

Two-Sided Fireplace

The two-sided fireplace both welcomes a guest to the home and deliniates the foyer from the living room behind it. The modern structure also serves to hint at the views beyond it while saving them for a grander revealing.

Inviting Living Room

The living room livens its brown palette with layers of texture: glass, stone walls, leather furniture and a fireplace.

Stunning Views

Simple furnishings keep the attention on the stunning views of the pond, aspen trees and mountains.

Stargazing

At night, this living room reveals a surprise: fiber optic stars that twinkle from the ceiling. The pattern of the stars match the night sky of the location and date of the homeowner's birth.

Well-Crafted Kitchen

The well-appointed kitchen is ideal for the passionate home cook and provides a pefect viewpoint for the wildlife that visit the pond and adjacent meadows.

Contemporary Dining

A round table easily fits six in this cozy dining room that opens up to meadow vistas.

Linear Layout

The linear layout of the main residence allows the home to be spacious enough to accommodate guest while maintaining an intimate feel for the couple.

Master Bedroom

This master bedroom is as serene as can be with walls of windows and a glass door connecting the space to a scenic deck. Warm, light-colored wood paneling makes the space simple and cozy.

Guest Bedroom

This luxurious guest bedroom pampers occupants with views of mountains, a pond and aspen tree groves.

Inside the Barn

The main level of the barn features a decked-out game room. The chinking in the log walls is made from laminated glass rather than mortar, allowing light to seep into the space from all sides.

Extra Living Space

The second story of the barn offers a functional living space for visiting family and other guests.

Connecting Spaces

A beautiful walkway connects the barn and guest house, with graceful landscaping blending the path into its surroundings.

Architectural Relationships

The architecture of the guest house mimics that of the larger barn and garage structure.

Guest House Interior

The interior of the guest house is open with a vaulted ceiling that seems to reach sky high. Large windows let the space look out onto an aspen grove.

Kitchen and Dining Nook

The cozy kitchen connects to a colorful breakfast nook. Both spaces feature light-colored wood paneling and lots of natural light.

Sitting Area

Around the corner from the kitchen is a petite sitting area with a cozy leather sofa and views of the property's pond and main residence.

Look Up

Towards the back of the guest house, there's a bedroom and (calling all kids!) a ladder that leads up to a loft hideout.

Lofty Living

A small loft accommodates additional sleeping for kids or adventurous adults. Wooden railings fence in the opening for added safety.

Guest Bedroom

This guest bedroom is small, but stylish with plenty of windows and a ladder leading up to overhead storage.

Guest Bathroom

A glass door that slides open and closed allows for the luxury of a walk-in shower in this small bathroom, without needing any additional floor space.

A Place to Chill

A firepit and hot tub offer a warm place to chill on cooler mountain nights. Reclaimed wood blocks make fun, sculptural seats.

Surrounded by Nature

The surrounding ponds and aspen trees are easily enjoyed from the firepit and hot tub.

Lantern Effect

When illuminated from within at night, the glass chinking transforms the barn into a lantern against the landscape.

Reflections

The surrounding water reflects the home's interior lighting and night, creating the illusion of the structure rising from the land which inspired its design.

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