An Idaho Mountain Retreat

Just 20 miles west of the gates to Yellowstone National Park sits a beautiful, blue-ribbon trout lake with views to the Grand Tetons on clear, summer days. The perfect place for a seasonal retreat for fishing and friends.
Acknowledging the strong regional and architectural traditions of the Mountain West was a priority we were committed to marrying with the Owner-prescribed building envelope system: custom cast concrete logs with integral insulation. It is verisimilitude with purpose: the technology is extremely air-tight, rot, insect, and fire-resistant — significant virtues in this particular landscape.
The idea of the house is quite simple and born out of straightforward goals: one-room-deep, with supporting appendages, the house is organized around seamless, one-level living and the Owners’ entertaining-centered lifestyle, and oriented to capture sweeping views across the lake, prevailing summer breezes, and the light of long summer days.
Deep green wainscot paneling unifies the primary entertaining spaces, animated by the Owner’s collection of regionally inspired art, generations of family riding gear, and a bespoke ceremonial Totem.