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MOUNTAIN LIVING

Bringing the Spirit of the High Country Home

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FROM THE EDITOR

THE RIGHT-SIZE HOUSE

PORTRAIT BY DEBORAH COTA

I spend a lot of time talking to people about their dream homes, and over the years I’ve noticed that they tend to dream in extremes. Some wish for mansions decked out with home theaters, wine cellars and indoor basketball courts, while others wish they could downsize to a tiny one-room cabin in the woods. But what if we changed the way we think about size—from how much we want to how much we need? After all, very few families need 10,000 square feet of living space, just as most need more than 600 square feet. The 80-20 rule tells us that 80 percent of our stuff—and the space we create to contain it— is probably only being used 20 percent of the time. That 80 percent is often called the “trivial many”; the remaining 20 percent is the “vital few”. If we all began to strip away some of that trivial stuff, just how much space would we need for our essentials? In this issue, we’ll show you several homeowners’ answers to that question. For the owner of the Bozeman, Montana, loft on page 62, 700 square feet was enough to accommodate stylish spaces to relax, entertain, cook, work and sleep. For a New York City couple in search of an in-town abode in Jackson, Wyoming, the answer was a simple, spare 1,865-square-foot space (on page 78) with just enough room to show off a remarkable collection of contemporary artwork. And for a native Montanan and his wife, an interior designer from New York, a modest 1950s ranch house on the Montana/Wyoming border with a personality bigger than its size felt just right (see page 70). The homes featured here aren’t the tiniest dwellings we’ve seen, but they’re far from mansions. They provide just enough space for comfortable living, and plenty of room to showcase beautiful craftsmanship and their owners’ individual styles. I like to think of them as right-size homes, and I hope they inspire new ideas for the mountain home you’re dreaming about now.

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DESIGNER UPDATE

ONE ENTRY, TWO WAYS WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU ASK TWO TALENTED INTERIOR DESIGNERS TO FURNISH ONE EMPTY ENTRYWAY? TWO INSPIRING LOOKS DESIGNED TO WELCOME GUESTS INTO YOUR HOME.

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CHANDELIER

Cloud 27-Orb chandelier, Apparatus Studio, at Cavalier, cavaliergoods.com “This chandelier feels like a cloud in the sky.”

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Blue Heron 832 by Benjamin Moore, benjaminmoore.com “A cool color might be unexpected for the mountains, but this blue works in any environment. Everything looks great against it.”

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COAT RACK

Industrial C Clamp coat rack, Urban Wood & Steel, etsy.com/shop/urbanwoodandsteel “I love adding a little industrial edge when designing in the mountains. This coat rack is pretty ingenious!”

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ARTWORK

Free Fall 3, oil on canvas, by John DiPaolo, at dolbychadwickgallery.com “I like placing an over-scaled piece of art in a small room. It gives the space power and electricity. I love the movement of works by artist John DiPaolo.”

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Climb rug in Nutmeg by Celerie Kemble for Merida, meridameridian.com “This woven rug has a rustic yet sophisticated quality to it. It reminds me of pine trees in the mountains.”

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Belgian oak bench, Bernhardt, bernhardt.com “This oak bench by Bernhardt is the perfect spot for slipping off snowy winter boots.”

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Sitges sconce by Roman Thomas, romanthomas.com “The bronze patina of this sconce coordinates with the steel mirror, while the hand-stitched parchment shade offers an artisanal feel. Its generous scale balances out the mirror and the volume of the entryway.”

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Extra-large glass cylinder vase, by Canvas, shop.canvashomestore.com “I love placing a fresh floral arrangement in an entryway. It brings the outside in. This vase’s rustic recycled glass will allow the table’s leather top to show through. I recommend filling it with natural branches, which feel organic and unstructured.”

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Simple console, shown in American black walnut with distressed leather top, by BDDW, bddw.com “This warm walnut console has a stitched, mulled leather top in black that adds interest to the space. The clean silhouette paired with the rustic leather detailing makes it a perfect choice for a transitional setting.”

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Bosque ottoman, by Formations, formationsusa.com “I placed two of these ottomans under the console table. Their clean, skirted design softens the hard textures of stone and wood. They can be upholstered in any fabric, so this is an opportunity to add some color to the room.”

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Winston mirror with angled frame, by Bradley, bradley-usa.com “Placing a floor mirror behind a console table creates a layered effect. The steel is edgy but its patina is warm, allowing it to blend well with the stair balusters and hand rail.”

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Chinois rug in Koi 02, by Ben Soleimani for Mansour Modern, mansourmodern.com “This rug’s pattern adds a graphic pop to the neutral space while visually guiding visitors in. The silk-and-wool blend has a bit of sheen, which contrasts with the matte walls.”

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Porcelina plaster in Snow Canyon, by American Clay, americanclay.com “This color is a perfect neutral and pairs nicely with rich, warm wood finishes. The texture is smooth, but it has a subtle mottled appearance, which adds interest and feels like suede to the touch.”

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1 1. At once sleek and rustic, the wood-and-leather STRAP STORAGE SIDE TABLE does triple duty as a table, stool and storage unit. $249; cb2.com 2. Colorful EMILY BOXES are lined with soft suede and covered in a textured fabric that’s handwoven by a tribe in the Phillippines and dyed with plants and seeds. $720 for set; by Made Goods, at HW Home, hwhome.com

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It’s superstar designer Jonathan Adler’s SANTORINI APHRODITE BOX. $88; jonathanadler.com

4. Made of bleached reclaimed elm, the TITANIC WOODEN KIST is the perfect place to hide your treasures—or rest your drink. $644.95; blockandchisel.co.za 5. FLEX WOOD STORAGE bends to fit whatever you put inside, from logs to books. From $766; by AK47, at 2modern.com

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WHEN STORAGE SPACE IS AT A MINIMUM, THESE CASES AND CABINETS WILL CORRAL CLOTHING, BOOKS AND MORE

2 1. Delicate, dimensional branches freshen up the Arts and Crafts style of the solid wood TREE BRANCH DISPLAY CABINET. $1,999; horchow.com 2. Visible welds add to the industrial appeal of the SINCLAIR BOOKCASE. Group books by color to create a piece of functional art. $6,795; jaysonhome.com 3. An antique nickel finish gives the ironand-steel ELEMENT CABINET a cool vintage vibe. $1,699; highfashionhome.com

4. The METROPOLITAN BOOKCASE shows off a mix of poplar and recycled brass in a look that’s equal parts mod and masculine. $1,145; zinhome.com 5. We love the wood-and-metal ELLSWORTH MEDIA CABINET’s bold geometry. $1,298; curreyco.com

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Arrigoni Woods and Studio Como, two Colorado companies known for their high-style home-design products, are making it easier than ever for customers to shop—and get inspired—with side-by-side showrooms in Denver and Minturn, Colorado. Thanks to this stylish union, you can now browse Arrigoni Woods’ array of custom luxury wood flooring and Studio Como’s selection of contemporary and transitional furniture, lighting and kitchen designs in one convenient stop. To learn more about Arrigoni Woods and Studio Como, visit arrigoniwood.com and studiocomo.com.

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GARDEN VARIETY PAY A VISIT TO THESE HIGH-COUNTRY OASES AND YOU’LL FIND A FEAST FOR THE SENSES: BEAUTIFUL FLORA, STREAMS AND WATERFALLS, WINDING FOOTPATHS— AND ARRESTING MOUNTAIN SCENERY ALL AROUND

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CASCADES OF TIME GARDENS Banff, Alberta In Banff National Park, where the Rocky Mountains are larger than life, it’s easy to overlook the area’s hidden treasures. Tucked behind Banff Village’s grand administration building is one of them: a quiet 12-acre idyll carpeted with 50,000 colorful blooms. Architect Harold C. Beckett, who designed the administration building and its gardens in the 1930s, specified a broad plant palette that included non-native annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees, to ensure beautiful blooms throughout the warm-weather months. And while some specific plantings have evolved from Beckett's original design, his creative vision remains intact to this day. WHEN TO VISIT July and early August, when the skies are sunny, the temperatures are just right and the blooms are at their peak. DON’T MISS Stroll over burled-wood bridges,

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under archways and past cascading fountains as you explore the gardens’ flower-studded lawns, forest and ornamental rock gardens. Historic pavilions and shaded benches built for two are perfect spots to picnic and enjoy the views of Mt. Rundle. Pause a moment on the front lawn to take in great views down Banff Avenue, the village’s main street. INFO Guides and interpretive tours are available in summer; admission is free.

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BETTY FORD ALPINE GARDENS Vail, Colorado While thousands enjoy this Rocky Mountain mainstay each year, those who have tried to nurture plant life in a dry, high climate will really respect this garden. Sitting at an elevation of 8,200 feet, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens not only stakes its claim as the country’s highest botanic garden but also is considered an authority on high-altitude plants. The five acres are divided into four areas—perennial, meditation, rock and children’s gardens—that contain more than 3,000 species, some of them exotic or endangered. The garden takes conservation seriously, and its efforts include tracking rare plant species and educating guests about why biodiversity matters. Fun events that bring music, food and art into the garden make the space accessible for all. WHEN TO GO September, when the distant Gore Range

is tinged with the yellow of aspen leaves and the white of first snow dustings. The garden’s late-blooming flowers and grasses will still be very much alive. DON’T MISS The children’s garden, which offers a mini hike up the Gore Range, with interpretive signage and animal footprints in the pavers along the way. INFO Admission is free, though donations are welcome.

Don’t forget sunscreen, a hat and plenty of water. 183 Gore Creek Drive, Vail, Colorado bettyfordalpinegardens.org

BOYCE THOMPSON ARBORETUM Superior, Arizona This out-of-the-way spot may be one of the biggest surprises in the West. Located off a lonely stretch of highway that winds through stark hillsides studded with saguaros, this desert oasis is remarkably lush and green. When it was conceived in the 1920s, the arboretum’s mission was to study and share the plants of desert countries. Today the species showcased number 3,200, and come from arid lands in Africa, South America, Asia, the Mediterranean and, of course, the Sonoran Desert. Two miles of trails wind among the arboretum’s varied landscapes: groves of eucalyptus and palms; a fragrant herb garden bordered by pomegranate hedges; and Queen Creek Canyon, shaded by an unexpected mix of cottonwood, ash, willow and walnut trees. In the otherworldly cactus garden, more than 800 varieties are on display, from towering saguaros to gnarly chollas and flowering prickly pears. WHEN TO GO Early April, when the cacti are crowned with bright flowers and the herb garden’s curtains of Lady Banks roses are in full bloom. DON’T MISS A hike on the High Trail, which winds up

and along a north-facing slope and affords views of Queen Creek Canyon below. Go slowly and explore the native plants that line the path. INFO Adult admission is $9, kids ages 5-12 are $4.50 and kids under age 5 are free

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BLOEDEL RESERVE Bainbridge Island, Washington Throughout the past decade, this Pacific Northwest treasure has steadily appeared on the best garden lists of top horticultural publications. But the accolades haven’t caused the garden to stray from its founder’s quiet, purposeful mission: to offer guests refreshment in nature. The owner and cultivator of the gardens from 1951 to 1986, and a forward thinker when it came to sustainability, Prentice Bloedel understood the power of connecting people with plants. Today, visitors enjoy the 150 acres he nurtured, a blend of undisturbed forests and groomed gardens (including a top-notch, nontraditional Japanese garden). Plus, the Bloedels’ estate is as picturesque as the grounds, and the short ferry ride from Seattle to Bainbridge Island helps quiet—and prepare—the mind. WHEN TO GO During May or June, when the spring flowers (and the rhododendrons) are peaking. DON’T MISS The moss garden, the closest experi-

ence you’ll find to the Northwest rainforest without having to throw on boots and trek to the mountains. INFO A two-hour, self-guided tour is recommended

for first-time guests; docents are available for groups. Admission is $13 for adults; kids enter free. No reservations needed, except for guided tours. 7571 N.E. Dolphin Drive, Bainbridge Island, WA bloedelreserve.org

4 MORE GREAT GARDENS RED BUTTE GARDEN AND ARBORETUM 100 acres of natural and display gardens, connected by walking paths and hiking trails. 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT redbuttegarden.org KUBOTA GARDEN Rolling terrain that showcases Japanese garden concepts, native Northwest plants, streams, waterfalls and ponds. 9817 55th Avenue S., Seattle, WA, kubota.org

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ALASKA BOTANICAL GARDEN Open June through August, with 110 acres of boreal forest and 11 acres of cultivated gardens and trails. 4601 Campbell Airstrip Road, Anchorage, AK alaskabg.org UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO ARBORETUM Groves of flowering trees and shrubs from around the world are lovely year-round. 1200 West Palouse Drive, Moscow, ID uiweb.uidaho.edu/arboretum ○

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Girlish style grows up in this small dining room, where interior designer Abby Hetherington hung Osborne & Littleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vinyl croc-print wallpaper. The bistro stools are covered in Nobilis fabric. FACING PAGE: In the entry, Hetherington hung a mural from Anthropologie as an art installation, adding upholstery nailheads to give it texture. An antique bench shows off a Rose Cumming print, and a capiz-shell light fixture from Made Goods crowns the room.

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THIS LOFT IN DOWNTOWN BOZEMAN, MONTANA, IS EVERY WOMAN’S DREAM: It’s feminine and pretty, intimate and intentional, with just enough room to give owner Jennifer Perry space to create and think—all by herself. “My house is crazy,” she says. “I have a husband, two sons and two male dogs, so it’s ‘Testosterone City.’” So when she began running her family’s guest ranch, Glacier Ridge Ranch in Trego, Mont., Perry decided she needed an office space of her own. “I started thinking, ‘If I had a little space to breathe, I could write a screenplay, create some art.’ I have all these ideas. I just needed a place to act on them.” She discovered this 700-square-foot loft in downtown Bozeman, and with help from interior designer Abby Hetherington, completely transformed it. After finishing the dull-but-essential tasks of replacing the plumbing and electrical system, the two women set to work creating a space that became more than an office. “It’s a story of Jen’s life,” Hetherington says. “The best designs reflect a person’s desires, her history and her future. I love when it gets personal.” Perry began by showing Hetherington her most beloved possessions, many of them from her maternal grandmother, author Elizabeth Chater. These keepsakes included a poem Perry’s grandmother had written for her to read on her wedding day; an “Indiana Jones” hat her grandmother had worn while traveling; romance novels her grandmother published after her retirement from teaching at San Diego State; and vintage suitcases

FACING PAGE: Hetherington created intimate spaces, such as this sitting area, in the loft’s main room. The fireplace’s hand-painted tile, from Montana Tile & Stone Co., “stands out as artwork,” the designer says. The shapely shell mirror is an organic balance to the chic, antique mohair chair and the tufted ottoman from Hickory Chair. To the left of the fireplace hangs a blown-up version of a poem that Perry’s grandmother wrote for Perry on her wedding day.

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and hat boxes Perry picked up at local antique stores. “For so long, I had these things stuffed in drawers or stored in my garage,” Perry says. “Now I get to display them and enjoy them.” The loft is just large enough to house Perry’s treasures: Its modest footprint comprises one large living area, a small kitchen, a tiny dining room, a full bath and a bedroom-turned-workroom. Hetherington decided to separate the large living room into two intimate spaces: a living room anchored by the fireplace, and an office, marked by a beautiful, lacquered custom desk and built-in cabinets. With so many personal items to feature, Hetherington chose a neutral, grown-up palette of white walls, white kitchen cabinets and upholstered furnishings in muted hues to serve as a clean backdrop. Her color “splurges” are the bold green cabinet in the main room’s sitting area and the turquoise cubbies in the work room. The rest of the loft’s color and warmth come from accessories, tile and art. “We wanted the end result to feel ‘found’ and meaningful, not just purchased to fill the space,” Hetherington says. And so she gave Perry’s favorite things—and her grandmother’s legacy—top billing. For the living area, she hired a graphic designer to blow up the wedding-day poem and transform it into a piece of art. Beneath it stands a wicker cart that displays antique liquor bottles and crystal Perry inherited from her grandmother. Because Perry’s grandmother wrote romance novels, Hetherington selected art for the kitchen called “Cooked Books” from Natural Curiosities. Perry is thrilled with her private retreat. “Abby took all the randomness of my life, all these little pieces that mean so much to me, and she made it all look intentional and fun and creative,” she says. “It’s magical here”—so magical, in fact, that she hasn’t yet given her husband a key. Some things just aren’t meant to be shared. ○


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“ CHOOSE ACCESSORIES AND ART THAT MEAN SOMETHING TO YOU. IF THAT MEANS YOU WAIT A WHILE TO FIND THE PERFECT THINGS, THAT’S JUST FINE.” ABBY HETHERINGTON

Designer Laura Fedro created the curvaceous lacquered desk. The white walls and built-in cabinets show off Perry’s maps, which represent her love of travel and adventure. The painting to the right of the desk is by Perry’s friend Kirsten Kainz. The wire horse sculpture, a gift from Perry’s husband, is by Tina DeWeese. FACING PAGE: The green cabinet, also designed by Fedro, hides the television and displays Perry’s beloved items, such as her grandmother’s “Indiana Jones” hat and romance novels. To the right of the window, the succulent wall—created by Remy Greco-Brault, owner of the local floral boutique Labellum—adds a little greenery to the loft, which doesn’t offer outdoor space. The flower-shaped, mirrored chandelier is from Made Goods.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP RIGHT: The workroom houses a large industrial table with swivel stools made by local craftsman Pete Costanti of Mfgr Inc. The cubbies are by Rusty Nail Design. A library ladder glides along the back wall. The bathroom’s vanity and tub are Carrera marble: “every girl’s dream,” Hetherington says. The medicine cabinet is from Restoration Hardware. In the living room, the sleeper sofa does double duty. An old wicker cart becomes a “Mad Men”-esque bar, complete with gin bottles and crystal Perry inherited from her grandmother. The antique lamp is topped with a shade made of old brooches. 68

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Hetherington fitted the kitchen cabinets with antiqued mirrors but otherwise kept the room’s palette neutral to show off the gorgeous hand-painted tile. The retro oven and refrigerator were birthday gifts from Perry’s mother, Eve, who helped choose many of the loft’s finishing touches. The light fixtures from Currey & Company have linen-like shades with silver-gilded interiors.

“ THIS PLACE GIVES YOU THE BACKDROP TO FEEL PRETTY, TO FEEL GOOD ABOUT YOURSELF. ” ABBY HETHERINGTON

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A long covered porch is perfect for outdoor dining. FACING PAGE: “When we came in the first time there was a portrait of the owner’s great-grandfather in the corner,” recalls the current homeowner. “This is not a family portrait but it captures the spirit of the man who’s been watching over this living room for ages. It’s also a funny little reminder of the Eastern man in his Western living room.” 70

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1950s RANCH HOUSE REDUX A classic ranch home on a hillside near the Beartooth Mountains near the Wyoming/Montana border proves that if you work with the elements you’re given, the result can be uniquely charming—and very Western indeed

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THE OWNERS, A CATTLE RANCHER BORN AND RAISED IN MONTANA, AND HIS WIFE, AN INTERIOR DESIGN PROFESSIONAL WHO BUILT HER CAREER IN NEW YORK, SAY THAT UNLIKE MOST RANCH HOUSES, THEIRS WAS NOT BUILT FOR ITS SITE. Rather, an argument that escalated to a proper falling out resulted in a home being chain-sawed in half; half stayed put on its site, the other half was dragged up the hill and repositioned. With its glorious flowering trees and its stone root cellar built into the hillside, one would never suspect that the house wasn’t site-specific in its design. Elevated by several hundred feet off a quiet country road of twists and turns, the home is snugly tucked into the landscape while boasting far-reaching views and much sunlight. The home’s exterior is pleasingly simple: two horizontal volumes, one double height, with a brick chimney between them; wood siding painted brown; and a long covered porch, perfect for outdoor dining. Its interiors, though, seem to tell a story. When they first saw the house, recalls the owner, they were immediately charmed, despite the home’s obvious lack of drama. “One of the reasons we were able to work with it so well was that we had the benefit of seeing it when the previous owner was still living in it, with all its layers of history,” explains the designer. “If we had seen it after they moved their things out it would have looked like a carcass of the 1940s. But their [belongings] made the house feel very relevant and current, each decade leaving its mark.” She sought to re-create that feeling, not of a home that had been “decorated,” but of a home filled with family mementos, ranch-life artifacts and an eclectic mix of period furnishings. “When we went back and furnished it,” she recalls, “we used furniture from mid-century to current; we had some heirloom pieces, Western antiques and European antiques as well.” The result is a confident mixing of styles that’s a tribute to the owners’ willingness to work with an existing slate rather than ripping out the old to create a blank new one. In the living room, there’s a 1950s upholstered couch with narrow wooden legs, wicker saucer chairs, and an old wood desk on turned legs; a dark carved mirror hangs above it. FACING PAGE: The Austrian-inspired Three Bears bedroom has an unusual feature: it has no windows. Rather than trying to make it light and bright, the designer opted to turn it into a “bear’s den.” She clustered Europeanstyle mounts on the wall, assembled heritage-feel antiques, and painted the walls a deep cozy green.

The mildly Midcentury Modern details pair with old oil paintings of Western wilderness scenes, a wood-topped table on an antler base, vintage lighting fixtures suspended from the ceiling, 1940s lantern-shaped brass lamps with green shades, and a buffalo hide thrown across the floor. A green leather chair shares one end of the room with a card table and three velvet-upholstered chairs. A portrait suggesting someone’s grandfather presides over late-night poker games. Although a beamed ceiling and river-rock fireplace are not typical of ranch-style homes, in this case they are authentic. “The fireplace was in the original drawing but was probably rebuilt after the house was chain-sawed in two and this half was dragged up the hill,” explains the owner. “The beams were oak scraped with a steel brush, which gives interior structure. It was so cool we decided to leave it. All the elements were there; we left it exactly how it was and just added furniture, rugs, lamps, and lighting.” The home’s three bedrooms, two baths, living room, kitchen, and dining room all benefit from what the designer calls “layering,” which she achieves through a variety of means, starting with color. For example, she explains, “When we did the kitchen, we said, ‘Let’s renovate to 1920 instead of 2006.’ The kitchen had been renovated, but instead of designing a new kitchen we found the original plans for the house. We went with a cabinet design that we could see from the drawings; we wanted that old-fashioned hygienic feeling. Each wall is a slightly different color so that it doesn’t feel like it was all done yesterday. It feels like different layers of paint that don’t match up perfectly.” Simplicity was important in this space. “There are barely any appliances,” the designer says. “There’s no backsplash, no tilework. There’s a seat that lifts and underneath that is a laundry chute into the basement. There’s a little desk with a household phone. It has a painted wood floor. We wanted to keep it as ranch-y as possible.” Now, she says, “The kitchen has become a gathering place.” Clearly the success of the house lies in honoring the structure’s history and highlighting what’s interesting and unique rather than seeking transformation. “It’s about the house and the house’s history,” asserts the designer. “It’s not an expression of our style, but an homage to this house and its history as a family cattle ranch.” ○

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CLOCKWISE FROM FAR LEFT: Glorious flowering trees shade the home. A green leather chair occupies one end of the living room. Even the home’s bathrooms benefit from the designer’s layered approach to decorating. In the kitchen, white paint colors were deliberately mismatched to convey a feeling of the room’s layers of history; the lighting fixtures, which can be raised and lowered, came out of an old bakery. FACING PAGE: “I try to think of each room as a person,” the designer says. “I invent a story about them in my head and edit out anything that doesn’t belong. I had a story in my head about who lived here, and it wasn’t us.” 74


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“THE CONCEPT IS OF PRESERVING THINGS AS A RUIN. IT’S NOT AN EXPRESSION OF OUR STYLE, BUT AN HOMAGE TO THIS HOUSE AND ITS HISTORY AS A FAMILY CATTLE RANCH.”

ABOVE AND FACING PAGE: The owners were charmed by the home’s history as a three-generation family cattle ranch. They strived to re-create this feeling by honoring what was there. For instance, says the designer, “The 1950s sofa is inconsistent and not Western, but we honored the history of the house.” The home’s easy simplicity, unique details and period charm combine to create a feeling of true refuge. “This house doesn’t only look like a period house, it sounds like one, too,” the designer adds. “We put in antique phones so that when someone calls there’s a 1940s phone ringing. There’s no TV and no Internet, so it’s a great place to relax.” 76


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ARTISTIC INSPIRATION DESPITE ITS COMPACT FOOTPRINT, A LOFT CONDOMINIUM IN JACKSON, WYOMING, BECOMES A SHOWPLACE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

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THIS PAGE: Material Lights, a painting by Fabian Marcaccio, occupies a wall space in the living area thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s framed by built-in cabinetry and bookshelves. Illuminating artworks throughout the residence is low-profile Translite Basis track lighting in a satin-nickel finish that complements the cabinet hardware. FACING PAGE: The entry hall leads past bedrooms and a powder room to the main loft-like space containing the living, sitting and dining areas, and kitchen. Framed by the living areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two windows is Grace Building VI, a negative-image, pinholecamera gelatin silver print by Vera Lutter.

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ARCHITECTURE BY CARNEY LOGAN BURKE ARCHITECTS INTERIOR DESIGN BY TIMOTHY MACDONALD INCORPORATED

“A DOWNTOWN JACKSON PIED-À-TERRE” is how architect Andy Ankeny describes this loft remodel he and his Carney Logan Burke Architects colleagues designed for two New York City transplants. The clients, serious collectors of paintings, photography and sculpture, wanted to establish a permanent base in town while their primary house, also designed by the firm, was being built. So they enlisted Ankeny, principal architect Eric Logan and architectural intern Maria James to reimagine the space. They found the ideal spot in an open-plan condominium, one of nine residential units in a mixeduse building Carney Logan Burke designed back in 2003. The first of its kind in Jackson, the structure combines two levels of urban living with groundfloor offices, and is situated within two blocks of the town square. The new owners hoped to showcase artwork from their collection in the 1,805 square feet of living space, so they asked the architects, along with New York-based interior designers Timothy Macdonald and Greg Knudsen of Timothy Macdonald Incorporated, to transform the loft into an art-centric haven. “It had to feel contemporary and minimalist,” Macdonald says—an approach that not only highlights the art but also makes the place feel more spacious. The clients wanted nothing to distract from the works they intended to display. “They even provided a catalog of their artwork,” Ankeny says, “so that we In the kitchen, a backsplash of cappuccino-colored glass tiles by Walker Zanger harmonizes with the earth tones of the rustic-looking reclaimed Douglas fir floors. The tiles reflect the light from windows on the opposite wall, helping to brighten and visually expand the space. Built-in cabinetry, stainless-steel kitchen counters and appliances, and white or off-white walls create a sophisticated yet low-key style that doesn’t distract from the fine art on display throughout the residence.

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and the interior design team could attain a deeper understanding of the pieces and incorporate finishes and furnishings that complement them.” The result of the six-month-long remodel is an aesthetic that would feel just as appropriate in Manhattan as it does in the Rocky Mountains. The design team added distinctive yet low-key finishes that complement the collection—and are works of art in their own right. In the entry hall, one wall is clad with iridescent 3Form resin panels that provide a backdrop for framed photos by Sean Scully. A portion of the opposite wall is covered with blackened steel paneling—a material also used for the fireplace surround in the main living area—that extends into both bedrooms. In the master suite, the metal frames a dramatic sculpture that’s inset into a wall—a treatment so dramatic, it’s earned the nickname “the steel iceberg.” Most of the remaining walls were painted in neutral earth tones with matching trim, “so they would blend in as part of the backdrop,” Ankeny says. Meanwhile, the interior design team incorporated many of the furnishings from the clients’ East Coast home into the new space. “The art takes center stage and the furniture plays a supporting role,” says Macdonald, “so we had the seating reupholstered with very minimal detail.” Select new pieces were chosen to match the established style while also complementing the Western setting. In the dining area, for example, leather Cassina Cab Chairs, designed in 1977 by Mario Bellini, surround an Altura walnut refectory table. Illuminating the scene is a chandelier composed of translucent mica discs attached with bronze-toned rivets. It’s a subtle nod to the West, to be sure. But then, notes Ankeny, “This is definitely not the style of art you might ordinarily see in Jackson.” ○


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The master bedroom’s clean-lined leather headboard by Altura echoes the simple frame that surrounds Year of the Dog #9, a multimedia woodblock/digital/hand-painted work by Judy Pfaff. The bedroom curtains—gray and taupe checks on a semisheer fabric by Pollack— are a rare instance of pattern in the space. Their blackout backing provides darkness and privacy in the downtown Jackson setting.

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LEFT: The master bathroom’s small square footage is visually expanded with the help of mirrors, wall-mounted sink fixtures and a walk-in shower with a frameless glass door. BELOW: An existing niche for a dresser in the master bedroom’s storage wall was streamlined to showcase Red S, a Plexiglas-andwire sculpture by Rebecca Welz.

The Design is in the Details In a compact space, even the smallest details can make a big impact—and tiny flaws can become major distractions. With that in mind, the design team created a fine-tuned aesthetic with these elements: Expanded and refinished cabinetry To enhance storage, new cabinets were added to the main living spaces: a bank of drawers the length of one wall in the living room and extra ceiling-high storage on either side of the stove. The style of the new cabinets perfectly matches the existing built-ins, which were given an ebonized finish identical to the new woodwork. Muted stainless steel Gleaming stainless steel already covered the kitchen counters, “but polished stainless easily shows scratches,” notes architect Andy Ankeny. So the counters were given a new matte finish, “which is far more forgiving.” Bathroom glasswork Wall-to-wall mirrors that make the master bath feel far bigger were carefully aligned with the frameless walk-in shower enclosure.

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“ WHEN A CLIENT HAS A POWERFUL COLLECTION OF ART, ONE PRINCIPLE I USUALLY FOLLOW IS TO KEEP THE PATTERNS OF THE FABRICS AND WALLCOVERINGS QUIET.” TIMOTHY MACDONALD

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LEFT: In the home office/guest bedroom, a cantilevered resin desktop by 3Form sits beneath three screenprints by John Baldessari. TOP LEFT: The dining room’s chandelier of translucent mica discs, by McEwen Lighting, and the far sitting room’s black-steel-clad fireplace, help define distinctive areas within the open space. TOP: Existing sofas and chairs were reupholstered in soft, textured chenille fabrics. ABOVE: The loft occupies downtown Jackson’s first mixed-use development, a building that combines modern urban living with Western-style exterior touches including timber columns, steel beams, cedar siding and corrugated-copper cladding. RIGHT: The terra-cotta area rug, already in the owners’ possession, was cut down to fit the new living room.


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ROCKIN’ A HARD PLACE AN ECO-MINDED BUILDER THINKS INSIDE THE BOX WHEN DESIGNING HIS DREAM HOME ON A CRAGGY COLORADO MOUNTAINSIDE

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Homeowner Andrew McMullin chose retired shipping containersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;shown here clad in variegated James Hardie plank sidingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;to build his ecological mountain retreat. Though the steep and rocky site measures in at just one acre, impressive southern views of the distant Rocky Mountains seem to expand the property.

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INSPIRATION WILL STRIKE WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT.

For Andrew McMullin, principal of Tiburon Builders in Boulder, Colorado, a fortuitous spark ignited an idea during a road trip to California in 2008. “I saw a train go by and I thought, ‘Shipping containers would be a cool way to build a house,’” he says. In his mind, such an innovative project would explore sustainable living: Retired shipping containers would be repurposed; the footprint of the home, somewhat predestined, would be small; and building materials would be salvaged from his other construction projects. But the revelation didn’t end there. McMullin, an avid rock climber, was determined to build the home on a tiny mountainous parcel of land he owned near the one-horse town of Nederland, Colorado. Architect Brad Tomecek of Boulder-based Studio HT Architecture doesn’t mince words about the challenges of the site. “It’s basically a big rock,” he says. With no earthly possibility of pouring a traditional concrete foundation, McMullin and Tomecek masterminded a clever system of footers, “fin” walls and 95 steel posts, all anchored two feet into the rock, to provide stability on the steep site. The sturdy base

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: The shipping containers came with beautiful teak plywood floors. McMullin left the containers’ original graphics untouched, including this warning about height limitations. In the kitchen, beech cabinetry from IKEA is an earthy counterpoint to the container’s cool corrugated-steel wall. An interior door slides along a track using an industrial steel bearing.

supports an elevated platform for the structure—essentially two 40-foot-long shipping containers flanking a section of COR-TEN steel-clad new construction. “My house isn’t going anywhere,” McMullin says. The unconventional 1,600-square-foot dwelling is uniquely suited to its alpine surroundings. McMullin cocooned the shipping containers against Colorado’s harsh winters by packing insulation within new exterior walls made of James Hardie plank siding—some leftover from other jobs, some newly purchased—a noncombustible building material that’s practically a requirement in such wildfireprone environs. Photovoltaic panels that generate 100 percent of the home’s power also produce extra energy for the electrical grid. Thanks to south-facing garage-style glass doors, solar warmth absorbed into the living room’s concrete floor during the day heats the house at night, and the abundant sunshine cuts daytime light-bulb use to virtually zilch. But such “green” feats seem to pale in comparison to the unobstructed panorama of the Rocky Mountains in the distance—arguably the southern exposure’s greatest contribution to the design. “Even the word ‘amazing’ doesn’t do it justice,” McMullin says. ○

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DIAGRAMS: 1) Insulation is layered within new exterior walls made of fireproof James Hardie plank siding. 2) Exterior walls of the center loft are L-shaped to accommodate the shipping containers; the loft’s southern face features two ground-floor glass garage doors that allow sunshine to warm and illuminate the space. 3) Made of steel and wood, the home’s elevated platform is actually sturdier than a traditional concrete foundation. 4) Parts of the container walls were cut away to create doorways within the home.

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During the project’s conceptual phase, McMullin and Tomecek played with building blocks—each representing one shipping container—to figure out which configurations would work on the site. They finally decided on a 1,600-square-foot design in which two shipping containers flank a custom-built loft. Given the uneven terrain, the home is elevated on steel piers anchored two feet into the ground.

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Here, a crane lowers the shipping containers onto their platforms. But before that could happen, a logistical nightmare transpired: Trucks hauling the containers up the mountain couldn’t easily navigate the hairpin turns, so an unscripted solution involving a neighbor’s excavator was put into action, to the awe of several local news crews.

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WE ASKED A FEW HIGH-COUNTRY DESIGN PROS A THOUGHTPROVOKING QUESTION:

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GREG FAULKNER PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT FAULKNER ARCHITECTS TRUCKEE AND BERKELEY, CA FAULKNERARCHITECTS.COM

“We must first admit that basic needs do not change with a smaller residence, and should be met in an expedient and delightful way. Beyond that, three elements I would insist on are native materials, obsessively careful assembly and a Zen view that locates one within the landscape.”

“My cabin’s main living area is about 600 square feet, and it has all I need: a small but efficient kitchen, a big dining room table for dinners with friends, and a comfortable sitting area that could double as a sleeping place. But best of all, it has floor-to-ceiling glass on three sides that connects the small space to the outside. In good weather, one of these glass walls can slide out of the way and the whole room becomes part of the outdoors.”

IF YOU HAD TO DOWNSIZE TO 600 SQUARE FEET, WHAT THREE THINGS WOULD YOU INSIST ON KEEPING?

SUSIE HOFFMANN FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL DESIGNER ENVI DESIGN BOZEMAN, MT ENVIDESIGN.COM

I live in about 1,000 square feet now, so it wouldn’t cause too much shock to the system to reduce to 600. The key to living in a small space is simplicity and creature comforts. I could never live without my Calvin Klein bedding, a deliciously soft wool rug from Madeline Weinrib underfoot, and a freestanding clawfoot tub. I would live in a tent with these three things. Each is timelessly elegant and delightfully cozy.

ASHLEY CAMPBELL FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL DESIGNER ASHLEY CAMPBELL INTERIOR DESIGN DENVER, CO ASHLEYCAMPBELL.COM

“The three things I couldn’t live without: Sferra linens on a Restonic mattress—there’s nothing better than slipping into crisp, clean sheets draped over a fabulous mattress after a long day. The Warner Chair from Hickory Chair—perfect for curling up with a good book and a cup of coffee. Serveware by Jars Céramistes—the glazed finishes are nothing short of spectacular! They’re the consummate canvas for a delicious meal.”

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“At the top of the list is the shower. It needs adjustable lighting, the perfect showerhead and an alluring design. My best ideas come to me in this water sanctuary. Second, a cozy reading nook complete with a Saarinen Grasshopper chair and a great blanket. And finally, my Gaggia Accademia espresso machine.”

TOM LENCHEK PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT BALANCE ASSOCIATES, ARCHITECTS SEATTLE, WA BALANCEASSOCIATES.COM

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JODIE WRIGHT CO-OWNER AND ARCHITECT ONE ARCHITECTS TELLURIDE, CO ONEARCHITECTS.COM

LAMAR LISMAN CEO/OWNER AND INTERIOR DESIGNER LISMAN STUDIO SALT LAKE CITY, UT LISMANSTUDIO.COM

“I’ve always planned on editing my life someday— we designers tend to collect a lot of ‘stuff’ over the years as trends change. But no matter how compact my environment, I could never part with my collection of 27 antique Russian lacquered boxes, and a wonderful old leather French bergère chair that I practically live in when I’m home. And though designers rarely get excited about technology—it’s usually the bane of our existence—I couldn’t live without my Bose Wave III sound system. It’s compact and elegant, and virtually disappears—until you turn it on. Then those 600 square feet would sound like Carnegie Hall!”


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