Teton Skyline is a marvel of modern design built into a wooded hillside over the Snake River Basin, an inviting and restorative haven brimming with crystalline light.
A wide path of stone leads to the house’s midpoint, a double height entryway. Inside, serenity and clarity reign. Walls of slatted wood and rough-cut stone delineate the living room and dining room. In the dining room, a table made from a massive plank of polished walnut stands before a wall of glass, and beyond the glass the Snake River unfurls to the south, west and north while the Tetons soar skyward. A white barn door on a rolling track divides the dining room from the luxurious contemporary kitchen and its hidden butler pantry. There is also a breakfast bar and the Viking range. Wide windows and a small balcony invite the magnificent Jackson Hole panorama inside.
The living room is a masterpiece with 180-degree views through three glass walls. A wood-burning fireplace in a stone alcove is flanked by stone benches and a built-in bar, and faces a circle of soft chairs. Above the living room, a wood-panelled mezzanine holds the study - where there is a library table, well-stocked bookshelves, a fireplace and twin armchairs.
Teton Skyline has a two-storey sleeping wing that extends from the entry hall, and contains six bedrooms in all. On the main floor, one queen and one twin bedroom – each with a sleeping loft – share a bathroom between them. A staircase leads down to two more high-style guest rooms, one with a pair of red metal bunk beds and painted wood walls hung with maps, the other a pretty, light-filled space with private bath, a desk and sitting area and a Mongolian lamb rug spread upon the floor. Finally, a sunny room on the bottom floor is elegant and spacious enough to serve as a second master bedroom. A wall of glass runs the length of the room so that the queen bed and wood desk seem to stand outside among the mountains.
The large master suite stands at the end of the sleeping wing. High ceilings, clean lines and big windows seem to keep the sky within the room. A moss rock fireplace warms a small office space and a gorgeous sitting area. Glass doors open to the master suite’s private deck. And just past a large walk-in closet, the master bath has a deep, freestanding soaking tub with sweeping views of the mountains and valley.
Teton Skyline has a wonderful billiards room above the garage that is a great attraction in inclement weather, with a pool table, a wet bar and a flat-screen TV on the wall. Game tables and a collection of board games and toys await. Doors open to a long deck that runs the length of the room, where a summer seating area faces the glorious view. On the lower floor, a recreation room holds a sectional sofa, a television and bookshelves. And next to it, at the bottom of Teton Skyline’s monumental staircase and out through a sliding door in a glass wall, is the dramatic outdoor living room. Here, set just under the “indoor” living room, a wood-burning stone fireplace faces a couch, a pair of curvaceous wicker armchairs and a coffee table; pendant lights illuminate a simple, spare dining table and bench. From here the dark stone floor becomes lawn, and spills away down into the valley, the woods, and the mountains.