Tucked into the private, picturesque neighborhood of Shootin’ Iron Ranches, this distinctive log home is uniquely nestled into the surrounding natural landscape. The innovative linked square design and custom construction draw on Western, Southwestern, and Asian influences to create a home that is exceptional and highly energy-efficient. The artful layout balances privacy and effortless flow, as well as spacious decks. Surrounded by hearty, mature landscaping, the property is adjacent to a sweeping fenced pasture, barn, paddocks, and free-flowing stream make it ideal for horses, or offer ample space for a guest house. The relaxed, quiet neighborhood offers stunning Teton views and the peace of nature, but is also conveniently located within 10 minutes to town, schools, and more. Bike path to town and surrounding areas is within steps from the home.
A Tranquil Retreat, Immersed in Nature’s Placidity
Tucked into the private, relaxed neighborhood of Shootin’ Iron Ranches, this unique log home is immersed in a bucolic, picturesque setting. Against the backdrop of untamed mountain ridgelines, this 8-acre property boasts hearty, mature landscaping around the house, garage and pasture. Towering aspens and spruce trees provide seclusion, shade, and habitat for a diversity of wild songbirds. Lush cattails and wildflowers augment the sense of tranquility and beauty surrounding the property. It’s not uncommon to enjoy leisurely visits from native deer, elk, and moose.
The western portion of the 8 acres is a sweeping pasture, edged by a small, free-flowing stream. Fully ringed with buck and rail fencing, this pasture is ideal for horses; the barn and paddocks include ample space for hay and tack storage. Additionally, the area could be utilized for construction of a guest house near the primary home.
Designed and constructed by the experts at Logcrafters, this distinctive home boasts a unique layout and remarkable energy efficiency. (It’s no surprise that it has been celebrated in multiple books and magazines, including The Log Home Book and Homestead Magazine.) The floorplan - an homage to an Asian aesthetic - is inspired by three interlocking cubes, each thoughtfully situated to maximize the natural light and picturesque mountain vistas.
Stuart Thompson, owner and designer at Logcrafters, defines the construction as their signature “Sandwich Wall” - an exterior layer of authentic, hand-peeled log, lined with fiberglass insulation, and finished on the interior with genuine stucco. Heated through a house-wide hydronic in-floor heating system, the home’s temperature is easy to maintain and extremely efficient. The combination, he explains, creates a controlled environment for maximum energy efficiency and year-round comfort. “The home had two design criteria: energy efficiency and indoor air quality, and how to get the best views from as many rooms as possible,” Thompson reflects.
In a timeless fusion of Western and Southwestern styles, the interior of this one-of-a-kind home utilizes Mexican terra-cotta tone tile, stucco walls, and arched doorways to evoke the Adobe architecture of the desert. Hand-peeled log trusses and trim and the Wyoming stone-clad freestanding fireplace bring markedly Western elements to the palette. A newly remodeled, south-facing sunroom welcomes abundant natural light and frames the charming views of vegetation and wildlife outside. “I didn’t just invest in a home,” says current owner Landa Glasser. “I created an environment.”
The living room and dining room are situated on either side of the wood-burning fireplace, creating just enough separation between the spaces without interrupting the room’s sense of grandness or flow. Stainless steel appliances, hand blown glass and, iron pendant lights, granite countertops, and a custom Wyoming-mined stone bar top give the kitchen’s functionality a modern feel without sacrificing the home’s subtly-rustic energy.
Each of the three bedrooms offers an en-suite bathroom with tiled showers and countertops. The spacious, well-lit master bedroom boasts two sets of French doors that open onto the deck. The recently-renovated master bath includes a soaking tub, tile and glass shower and countertops.
Outdoor Living Spaces With Artful Landscaping
An impressive 1,218 square feet of deck - with ample built-in seating - provides a spectacular amount of outdoor living space on the south side of the home. Ideal for entertaining, dining, or relaxing, this private nature-surrounded refuge celebrates the sun-splashed beauty of Jackson Hole. Constructed of top-quality Alaskan Yellow Cedar, the deck is the perfect place to enjoy morning coffee and a book, or a glass of wine and the mountain sunset.
Beyond the deck, the yard and thoughtfully-landscaped property offers both open lawn spaces and mature aspen and conifer trees. Additionally, around the home and the small pond, a beautiful blend of flowers and native grasses seamlessly tie the manicured spaces into the larger, untamed Wyoming landscape.
Additional Structures for Convenient Storage & Comfort
The paved driveway and 3 car, 988 square foot heated garage offer plenty of room for year-round storage of cars as well as recreational vehicles and equipment, and additional storage is available in the bully barn style shed. Attached to the shed is a full-sized dog kennel.
The option to construct a guest house on the property is available, and the road to access the barn and potential building site is paved. The barn - with plenty of storage for hay, tack, and other equine necessities - also includes shelter for horses and an enclosed paddock for ease of access.