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The defining feature of a Sun Valley vacation home, the triple butterfly roof is an elegant contrast to the area’s traditional pitched barn-style roofs. Designed by Gretchen Wagner, principal architect at Scape Design Studio, its soaring angles permit sweeping views of the local mountainscape. Wall-to-wall triple-paned Loewen windows line almost every room, ensuring the house is a cozy getaway for winter family ski trips as well as a sunlit oasis in summertime.

The Butterfly Effect From a triple-peaked roof to a Pinterest-worthy gold-leafed powder room, a Sun Valley dream house takes flight. Written by JENNIFER MCCULLUM : Photographed by GIBEON PHOTOGRAPHY



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GRAY No. 34  

The DESIGN Magazine for the Pacific Northwest