Rustic Modern Refined
A new book documenting a Western design trend through stunning photos of 15 luxury homes across four states, “Rustic Modern” includes three JLF Architects houses in Jackson Hole – including the one pictured above, in the chapter “Rustic Modern Refined.” “The architecture of the rustic modern movement collaborates with the landscape; they are partners,” writes author Chase Reynolds Ewald in the coffee-table tome filled with inspiring images by Montana photographer Audrey Hall. Noting that many of the best examples of the style have been conceived by architects and builders in the Rocky Mountain West, the author lauds JLF Architects for leading the architectural movement from the simplicity and historical context of the iconic log cabin to contemporary structures that respond to their natural environment. “Architecture does contribute so much to sense of place,” JLF principal Paul Bertelli is quoted in the book as saying. “It can’t just be nostalgic … but it can still have that truth within a romantic context.” For more information on the book visit publisher Gibbs Smith here.