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The Creamery


Nestled in a native grass meadow along the waters of the Snake River, the Creamery house is framed by large windows that provide panoramic views of the Wyoming countryside. The home is also sheltered by the majestic Grand Teton mountains, providing a breathtaking backdrop for homeowners to enjoy. A glass-and-steel connector joins old and new in this rustically elegant, regionally known gem. However, the story of this masterpiece actually begins in rural Montana where a historic limestone creamery was salvaged and repurposed for the project (more on that below).

PROJECT SIZE

10,000 square feet

PROJECT LOCATION

Jackson, Wyoming

PROJECT DURATION

33 months

Stone-by-Stone Construction

The original structure for the Creamery was actually built in Great Falls, MT by a group of Scottish immigrants in the 19th century. The immigrants used the structure as an actual creamery, giving the property its historic namesake. The homeowner purchased the building and contracted Big-D Signature and JLF Architects to orchestrate the stone-by-stone relocation of the building to Jackson, WY. Construction crews labeled and mapped each stone, and with a few small exceptions, the building maintains its original layout.

The house and its complex construction process were featured several publications, including a  2017 edition of Cowgirl Magazine. You can read more here.

 

"We wanted to show restraint and really distill what is the West. You can tell the home has historic relevance, while maintaining a sense of timeless livability." - Paul Bertelli, JLF & Associates

Connected to Nature

The homeowners of the Creamery wanted a place where they could feel a constant connection to nature. To enhance the tranquil solidarity of the home, new groundwater ponds, regional plants, and rehabilitated wetlands were integrated into the project.