The Stonefly Residence, designed by CLB Architects and led by principal architect Eric Logan, is a stunning residential project located in Wilson, Wyoming, USA. With a built area of 6,000 ft² and situated on a 35-acre site that was once affected by a forest fire, this horseshoe-shaped home seamlessly blends into the landscape and provides an organic and dynamic living space for its occupants.
The home’s design is based on porous volumes that guide occupants up the stairs and filter the forest down to a generous entry courtyard on the second level. The outdoor living area embodies the idea of “prospect and refuge,” framing breathtaking views of the Snake River and the eastern mountains while also nestling into the site, allowing the rocky slope of Aspen trees and spring water to pool in the center of the space. The conversation pit surrounding a suspended fireplace and undulating wood-lined walls provide plenty of space for all-season entertaining.
The home’s gestural roof plane echoes the sweeping radius of the floor and bridges the bifurcated indoor areas to the north and south. The second level to the north includes a living room, dining room, kitchen, and primary bedroom with bathroom, providing homeowners their own condensed apartment. The lower level features three more bedrooms, each with its own en suite bathroom. To the south, the second floor houses a gym, entertainment room, library, and spa, extending into an outdoor pool that hugs the craggy hillside.
The Stonefly Residence uses robust materials such as concrete and blackened steel, which are rendered organically in the exterior and transition to warm wood and glass as the occupant enters the home. The kitchen is composed of wood millwork edged in blackened steel, and the main living room walls are lined in built-in shelving to house the homeowner’s extensive record collection. Floor-to-ceiling glazing situates the room among the Aspen treetops, and a monumental hearth pulls the concrete of the lower level through the interior as a chimney, centering gatherings of family and friends for years to come.
Currently in progress, this monolithic home embraces the Wyoming wilderness and provides a unique and dynamic living space for its private occupants.
Eric Logan, partner at CLB Architects, describes the Stonefly Residence as an architectural hug that the building is giving the forest. He highlights the site’s breathtaking views of the Snake River drainage and the valley of Jackson Hole, as well as the aspen grove and forest cascading down from above.
The home’s exterior features a linear, rigorous, and shaped design that dissolves into the landscape and welcomes the forest inside. The middle of the horseshoe-shaped residence is deliberately designed to allow the aspen trees to come down into the courtyard and create a space where clients can enjoy the outdoors while still being under the canopy of the trees.
According to Logan, the design of the home immerses clients in the weather and the forest, creating an organic and immersive experience for its occupants.