Situated on the bank of the Snake River at the base of the Teton Mountains, the Riverbend house, designed by CLB Architects, reflects its rugged surroundings in a modern tone. The primary residence and its guest house are nestled in a grove of cottonwood trees on 18 acres. Both volumes take cues from the setting with a facade clad in vertical cedar planks, while steel plates form a fire-resistant shell that will weather over time, fading the contemporary structures into the scenery. To take advantage of the dramatic landscape, the main living area is elevated six feet off the ground, while floor-to-ceiling glazing brings in views of the bosquet of Aspen and mountains in the distance.
Photos: Tom Harris Photography / CLB Architecture