STONE HOUSES: Natural Forms in Historic and Modern Homes
By Linda Leigh Paul
This heavenly Jackson Hole retreat is named The Creamery. The owners transported ruins from a dairy barn in rural northern Montana to Jackson Hole, where they were incorporated into an updated reconstruction of the original dairy barn with numbered stones. The reconstructed creamery houses all traditional gathering spaces – kitchen, casual dining areas, living rooms. Separate structures were built for bedroom wing, guest quarters, and an entertainment pavilion- all with carefully considered views and landscaping. The details are notable and the design is fresh and contemporary.
Villa San Spirito takes us to a four-building compound on the Adriatic Sea in Croatia. The owners, who are also the architect & design duo for this house, updated the fifteenth-century structures with great respect to pattern and details of local traditions. In contrast to the exterior, the interiors take the leap into modern-day living with custom-designed elements to create a beautiful past to present balance.