While much of the country begins its spring thaw, Jackson remains cloaked in snow. Still bundled in layers outside and blankets in, Jackson residents consider February the halfway mark of the season. Thoroughly set in our winter ways, we have firmly established our cold-nipped habits – prime among them doing everything fireside.
As such, fireplaces serve as the hub of most Jackson homes – both social and aesthetic. Oftentimes the visual anchor of a room, fireplaces help establish the aesthetic of a space. And even with summer’s warm days, brisk nights bring everyone back to the fire. With this Jackson predilection in mind, we peruse our portfolio of villas for some of the finest examples of fireplaces and stoves found in Jackson Hole and beyond. Because if we had to pick the design signature of Jackson, it would certainly be the fireplace.
Whether sparking relaxation or merriment, hearths serve as the heart of our homes.
A look at a few of our favorite fireplaces
In villas with views, fireplaces can help frame the mountain majesty. In Wilderness Meadow, windows flank the stone fireplace and provide direct sightlines to the sculpted fairway steps away. In the modern masterpiece Wilderness Meadow, glass surrounds the living area, making nature an integral part of the design aesthetic. The angled concrete chimney complements the mountain slopes within sight of the pristine property as well as the Eames lounge chairs that flank the hearth.
Fireplaces can cue relaxation. Consider Phillips Ridge, where warm nooks are nestled next to sculptural bathtubs in the master and third guest suite. TVs also accompany a soak, making for meeting of old warmth and modern convenience. Granite Ridge Lodges boast fireplaces in master suites, adding to the intimacy.
Setting at aesthetic tone, the main fireplace at Canyon Land speaks to the architectural foresight found throughout the home: log storage is deftly designed into the stonework, creating a moment of convenience and visual cohesion. The same architectural signature can be found inside the Fish Creek Lodges: in addition to the integrated log storage, a barnwood inset – nearly camouflaged by the Montana moss stone fireplace – provides covert cover for the flat-screen TV and evidence of ingenious design.