In Jackson for Our 2016 Home of the Year Fete



On November 11, I attended Mountain Living magazine's 2016 Home of the Year party in Jackson, Wyoming, to present awards to the winning team of home design professionals. Mountain Living has sponsored the Home of the Year for 22 years to honor excellence in architecture and design exemplified in a single home. The 2016 winner is a contemporary homestead (see it here) situated on a butte in Jackson Hole with commanding views of the Tetons. It was built by the JLF Design Build team: JLF & Associates, Big-D Signature, WRJ Design Associates, and Verdone Landscape Architects.


2016 Home of The Year [Photo by Audrey Hall]

WRJ Design hosted the event at their luxurious Jackson showroom, and a reception hosted by the homeowners followed in their magnificent abode. In a moving tribute to the team that worked on their home, the homeowners acknowledged the contribution of everyone, from the foreman to the landscape designer, sharing stories about the process and how they admired the craftsmanship that went into their home.


Editor in Chief Darla Worden with Ashley Sullivan, Paul Bertelli and Tyler Call from JLF Associates.

The husband said that, originally, he wasn’t interested in the Design Build concept that JLF is bringing to the table on their projects. "Design Build" by WRJ means that they bring their team of designers (WRJ Design), builder (Big D Signature), and landscape architects (Verdone Landscape Architects) to the project. After this experience, the husband said he wouldn’t do it any other way. He said having all parties at the table insured a problem-solving approach that brought the home in on time—and on budget.


Architect Paul Bertelli of JLF Design Build points out an item of interest to Rush Jenkins of WRJ Design at the HOTY party

Mountain Living’s Home of the Year committee received submissions from eight states, as well as British Columbia, Canada. Judges for the annual contest, now in its 22nd year, evaluated projects based on design execution of the architecture and interiors, and how the components complement each other.

Tour the 2016 Home of the Year: A Contemporary Homestead

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