Inspired by Swiss chalets and the relaxed style of the American West, CLB Architects’ Four Pines residence is a luxury retreat set in the stunning landscape of Wyoming’s Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Positioned on the lot to maximize both views and privacy, the newly built home is in Teton Village, a residential neighbourhood at the base of the resort. At over 9,000 square feet, with seven bedrooms and seven and a half bathrooms, it’s a sprawling abode, able to accommodate family and guests for year-round gatherings.
The tall, cedar-clad house on a massive stone plinth mimics the mountains behind it. Natural materials connect the home to its surroundings, like the locally sourced grey quartzite that extends from the exterior to the columns around the house and to the chimney. Vertical cedar slats covering the expansive windows allow in light while maintaining privacy.
Through an enormous glass door, the entryway is bordered by a floating glass stairway. A hall gives way to the main living, dining, and kitchen area, clad in wood panelling with exposed beams under soaring ceilings. Glass doors lead to a patio with outdoor dining steps from the kitchen and overlooking the nearby lake.
The home was designed to showcase the Chicago family’s extensive art collection, which includes work from Richard Serra, Deborah Butterfield, Roy Lichtenstein, and Purvis Young. Wood and plaster interior surfaces allow the artwork to take centre stage and create a cozy cabin ambiance, despite the large square footage. The interior spaces, designed by Soucie Horner, reflect the neutral palette of the natural materials used inside and out, so the artwork, bright paintings, and sizeable sculptures claim the focal point. In the living room, a life-sized horse sculpture keeps watch as residents or guests relax.
Four Pines feels integrated into the landscape in which it is built. It is a house intended to be filled with happy memories of gathered friends, a place of communal respite after a day spent skiing, hiking, or just relaxing in the immense beauty of nature.
Photography by Kevin Scott.