When a client commissioned Jackson Hole-based architecture firm Carney Logan Burke for the design of a new home in east Jackson, he asked that the design not only be cost-effective and modern, but have minimal impact on the landscape as well. As a result, the firm designed the compact Cache Creek Residence, a 2,300-square-foot house built on a modest budget. The economical home was built with durable corrugated metal and embraces the outdoors with glazed openings and a climbing wall installed on the north facade.
To comply with the site’s limited buildable area and the client’s programmatic demands, the architects designed the Cache Creek Residence with an “upside-down version of a traditional house diagram.” While most homes place the living areas on the ground floor and the private rooms above, the two-story Cache Creek Residence places the open kitchen, living, and dining area, as well as the master bedroom on the second floor. The two guest bedrooms, gear storage, and utility areas are located on the lower level. Large glazed openings frame views of the Snow King Ski Area and bring in natural light to illuminate the high-ceilinged interior.
The Cache Creek Residence’s boxy form is clad in black corrugated metal, a material chosen for its durability, texture, and low cost. Galvanized steel-clad projections and large protruding decks on the south and east sides add interest and depth to the building. A climbing wall on the north elevation with multicolored holds spans the full height of the home and provides access to the roof. “The interior is characterized by high ceilings and generous glazing, which allows for constant daylight,” write the architects. “Economical finish selections let materials speak for themselves: concrete floors, quartz stone countertops and IKEA cabinetry, complete the interior expression.”
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