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A Fun, Cost-Conscious Home with Bright Interiors and a Climbing Wall

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Challenged to build a budget-friendly dream home, a Wyoming firm delivers a bold, beautiful box.

After living in Jackson, Wyoming, for nearly two decades, writer and athlete Dina Mishev was ready to build her dream home. She invited her friends at Carney Logan Burke Architects to design an inexpensive residence that made strategic use of her landlocked, view-challenged property. The project’s tight budget (approximately $500,000 to build and furnish) prompted a simple rectangular frame. “We asked ourselves, 'How do we make this box a beautiful box?'” principal Eric Logan says. They carved away corners and added rhythmic glazing to provide maximum views and natural light. In response to the site’s limited buildable area, Logan’s team ingeniously pushed the living areas up to the second floor, creating an upside-down version of a traditional home. A garage and two bedrooms comprise the lower level, with an open kitchen and living room on the top floor with the master suite. Features like standard-sized windows, drywall ceilings, and exposed concrete floors kept costs down. A climbing wall, Mishev’s idea, provides roof access from one side of the house.

Pared-down and rectangular, the 2,300-square-foot Cache Creek residence was built with a modest budget.
Galvanized sheet metal is used in places where the architects manipulated the home’s skin by pushing it out or carving...
IKEA cabinets, Caesarstone counters, and white Dune tiles by modularArts accent the open-plan kitchen.
A polished chrome faucet from Kohler’s Purist collection enhances the kitchen.
Made of stainless steel and TEKA hardwood, a Curzon dining table by Modloft is surrounded by a quartet of Victoria...
A Cascade suspension light by Ango hangs over the stairway.
A Kite wall sconce by Foscarini and mirrors from Gedy by Nameeks are installed above a polished chrome faucet from...
Dotted with colorful footholds, a climbing wall covers one side of the home, allowing roof access.
A Coral Pendant by David Trubridge hangs in the master suite, which opens up to a large deck.
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