Mountain Modern Meets New York Loft
An architect's Jackson home boasts dramatic views of Snow King
Photos by Ron Johnson Photography
Mountain resort towns like Jackson Hole, Wyoming, offer breathtaking views and plenty of snow-filled fun, all with that cozy, small-town vibe—but they often come with tight building restrictions. When Larry Berlin, founder and principal architect of Berlin Architects, began designing his own home in Jackson, he knew he needed to get creative with square footage while maximizing his lot’s vantage points of Snow King.
The result is 2,800 square feet of sleek, luxurious living—seamlessly flowed into five levels. Upon entering the home on the garage level, one can either go half a level down to the subterranean floor (two bedrooms, one bathroom, and laundry room) or up half a level to the master suite. Half a level up from the master is the main gathering space, with an open kitchen, dining, and living area dominated by a massive window wall framing Snow King. A loft is positioned half a level up, with full view of the main living area and the mountains beyond.
“I wanted it to be traditional in the sense that it had a gable roof,” says Berlin, “but I also wanted it to be a bit modern, almost like a New York loft: open and transparent.”
In addition to displays of Berlin’s art collection, the interiors boast a color palette selected to “warm” the home during Jackson’s long winters—brick red, khaki, sage green, along with a few industrial touches like the home’s steel trusses. On the exterior, rusted metal “shingles,” corrugated rusted metal roof, and reclaimed wood siding all complement the vision.
The best seat in the house, according to Berlin, is at the round table attached to the corner of the kitchen island. Not only is it the perfect gathering spot for friends and family when they entertain, but when you sit there, “you look out the window and see the ridge of Snow King perfectly aligned with the ridge of the roof.” An architect’s dream home, indeed.
ARCHITECTURE Berlin Architects INTERIOR DESIGN Brian Goff (then with Harker Design) LANDSCAPE DESIGN David Weaver & Associates
For more ideas about this home or designing one like it, contact Larry Berlin at 307-733-5697.