Three Luxury Mountain West Houses by Montana Architecture Firm JLF Architects Featured in New Rustic Modern Book

Released this month, “Rustic Modern” features 15 luxury Mountain West homes, including three by Bozeman, Montana architects JLF Architects.

The architecture of the rustic modern movement collaborates with the landscape; they are partners.

A new book documenting a Western design trend through stunning photos of 15 luxury homes across four states includes three residential projects by leading Mountain West architecture firm JLF Architects, headquartered in Bozeman, Montana, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Recently released by publisher Gibbs Smith, “Rustic Modern” was written by Chase Reynolds Ewald with photography throughout by Audrey Hall.

The book’s selection of featured homes resound with customized details – as well as an inherent connection to nature. “The architecture of the rustic modern movement collaborates with the landscape; they are partners,” writes Reynolds Ewald. “It boldly employs materials that combine the organic with the cutting edge; it celebrates interiors that are clean, unfussy, and uncluttered; and it revels in the transitions between indoors and out that seamlessly blend the two.”

No stranger to this movement, the award-winning design-build team of JLF Architects and Big-D Signature created three of the private residences anchoring the book. The structures – which include the project that won the team Mountain Living magazine’s 2016 Home of the Year award – redefine homestead roots, reinvigorate regional vernacular and use reclaimed building materials with integrity.

A Jackson, Wyoming, project featured in the chapter “Glass & Stone Homestead” heralds a fearless application of architecture’s most modern feature – a floating glass staircase – in a house that is otherwise classically constructed of regional stone, hewn beams and gabled roofs. Yet the blend of traditionally rustic materials with a precision-engineered element cedes to a modern design that is rooted in the landscape but inspired by a broader world.

Two additional Jackson Hole projects spotlight JLF Architects’ commitment to sustainability and timeless design. Both resonate with the rugged beauty of the Teton Mountains, while expressing the personalities of their inhabitants through…

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