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Big Dreams, Small Cost

Written By Dina Mishev       Photography By Gordon Gregory      

DESCENDING DOWN THE STEEP DRIVEWAY to the corrugated metal and cedar-planked home, you’d never guess it was built for less than half of Jackson Hole’s usual cost per square foot. And Alice Cornell even did it using a local architect, contractor and workers. I know what you’re thinking — “Well, that’s not too surprising. Since the recession started, building materials…

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The Homestead

Written By Michele Corriel       Photography By Karl Neumann      

A WINDING DRIVEWAY CURVES to a dramatic, yet understated house within the enclave of the prestigious Yellowstone Club. The home combines rare elements of rustic, contemporary and an almost impossible attention to detail. Right down to the finishing nails used on the exterior to the newspaper pastiche peeking through the walls in the playroom, each little thing builds heart into…

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Summer Camp

Written By Seabring Davis       Photography By Gordon Gregory      

IF YOU COULD RECREATE THE IDYLL of your childhood summer camp, what would it look like? Think of the cool splash of water on a hot day, running barefoot through grass, eating grilled cheese in bathing suits, roasting marshmallows around a campfire, a deep night sky pinholed with stars, finally falling asleep at the end of the longest day of your…

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A Lookout Becomes a Second Home

Photography By Heidi Long       Written By Kellyn Brown      

BICK AND BONNIE SMITH'S 34.5-FOOT-TALL FIRE LOOKOUT tower is surprisingly young, built just two years ago on a mountain northwest of Whitefish. But everything, from the light switches to procured timber, would suggest otherwise. And that’s the point. When architect Scott Elden, of Elden Creative, and Bick Smith first began drawing sketches of a lookout, they approached the project, not from…

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Living Large, but Stepping Lightly

Written By Brian Hurlbut       Photography By Audrey Hall      

KNOWING THAT YELLOWSTONE CLUB MEMBERS TODD AND MELISSA THOMSON and their family are avid skiers and snowboaarders, it's no surprise that the view from their new home's kitchen window stares directly at one of the ski area's signature runs on Pioneer Mountain. The home, dubbed Headwaters Camp by the Thomson family, sits on a majestic 22-acres, nestled in the forest between…

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Hearth and Soul

Written By Seabring Davis       Photography By Cameron R. Neilson      

JACKSON, WYOMING, HAS A WAY OF ROMANCING PEOPLE. First it’s about looks — the Tetons, of course — but in time the place reveals an unexpected depth. After a while it shows itself as more than a pretty face, more than a ski town or a travel hotspot. Jackson is a community with history, soul and tradition is anchored by landscape…

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Beyond the Cabin

Written By Seabring Davis       Photography By Roger Wade      

SEVERAL YEARS AGO, A HOUSE IN THE MOUNTAINS sounded like the ideal rereat from city-living for one San Francisco Bay-area couple. Narrowing down their interests to lake lifestyle, golf and skiing eventually led them to Whitefish, Montana, and Iron Horse Golf Club. Their search also opened a relationship with Jerry Locati, principal of Bozeman’s Locati Architects, as they sought out…

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