“It’s incredibly elegant and disciplined, with a single form, with the refinement of the detailing. And the plan is quite beautiful in terms of its narrative. You go from the most public to the most private across the length of the house.”
— Thomas Robinson, AIA

Location Alta, Wyoming
Architect Baldridge Architects
Design Team Burton Baldridge, AIA, Brian Bedrosian, Andrew Fulcher, Clifford Vickrey
Contractor Wilkinson Montesano
Structural Engineer G&S Structural Engineers
Civil Engineer Y2 Consultants
Mechanical & Plumbing Engineer Quantum Group Engineering
Electrical Engineer Bradley Engineering
Environmental Consultant Intermountain Aquatics

Spring Creek Residence is located on 70 acres of wild land with undisturbed views up into the Tetons. The house normally comprises the kitchen, living area, and primary suite, but when the owner’s adult son visits, a central stair allows access to his suite and a tiny guestroom nook. Further up, the gable houses a sleeping loft for up to three additional guests. The hyper-energy-efficient home has hydronic radiant heat but relies on operable windows for cooling. It is outfitted with an energy recovery ventilator, and hyper-thick walls and ceilings provide insulation in excess of code. The building was designed for low impact on the sensitive site, with any shrubs disturbed replaced in triplicate to support the bear, elk, and moose habitat.

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