Shooting Star is an 8,650 square foot vacation home designed by Blaze Makoid Architecture. Situated on the Jackson Hole valley floor at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, the home is surrounded by the picturesque Teton Mountain Range. The homeowners, an active family of five, love nature and are avid skiers, as well as kayakers, runners, golfers and bikers. Their directive was to design a uniquely modern home within the confines of strict community guidelines, that could easily accommodate these activities, as well as the gear that accompanies them.
A long, covered walk leads to a single story, glass entry hall that both links and divides two, two story wings. The North wing consists of a vaulted Great Room, Kitchen and Dining areas, as well as a Cocktail Room and Home Office on the first floor and the Master Suite above. The master suite is reached through a private staircase and offers prominent views of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and its famous red tram to one side, and views of a well-known mountain ridge called Sleeping Indian to the other. The South wing on the opposite side of the Entry Hall houses the Bunk Room with sleeping accommodations for nine, as well as his and her bathrooms, Laundry, Ski Room, Garage/Gear Storage and outdoor Ski Lockers. Guest Suites and TV Lounge make up the balance of this wing. The home’s main outdoor living spaces are pushed to the front of the site, to take advantage of mountain views as well as the warm sunsets.
The project’s modern exterior aesthetic is balanced by the design’s nod to local vernacular architecture and climate. The cedar shingle, gabled, cold roof is engineered to hold snow in the winter and disappear into the landscape from the mountain. The roof’s eaves extend to protect the reclaimed barn wood sided walls form the elements. A ribbon of rustic local fieldstone runs the perimeter of the project’s base and turns vertically to clad chimneys and feature walls.
Material Used :
1. Reynaers – Windows
2. Elements Concrete – Precast Concrete Panels
3. Aculux – Recessed Downlights in Living Room
4. Willow Creek Woodworks Inc – White Oak Millwork Console
5. Bulthaup – Custom Kitchen Millwork
6. Dombracht – Kitchen Faucet
7. Chief Cliff – Stone Cladding