John Dodge Compound is a delightful looking residence designed by Carney Logan Burke Architects and located in Wilson, Wyoming, close to the Snake River. Its surrounding landscape is vivid and diverse, consisting of dense forests and a beautiful open meadow. The architects explain:”by emphasizing heavy stone and concrete masses, the design effects an expression of permanence suggestive of the traditional European country chateau. As a counterpoint to the dense materiality and massing of forms, the residence breaks down into three discrete volumes for garage, main living quarters (including a yoga studio), and master suite. Large expanses of glass lead to outdoor terraces, both elements serving to reflect the idiom of outdoor living in the American West. The residence reinforces its connection to the natural environment through an integration of architecture and landscaping: a waterway extends from a pond and creates a contemplative focal point for the home’s entry.” Sustainable features for this home include geothermal heat pumps, radiant flooring, responsibly harvested lumber, high-performance windows and insulated concrete forms. Looking forward to your opinions and suggestions about this home’s design.
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