Mike + Sasha

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Mike + Sasha

Custom Home

We designed this ski-in, ski-out home in Teton Village, Wyoming, for a family with 4 children. Strict subdivision guidelines mandated a traditional western mountain style, but a reductive approach to detailing balances the rustic elements. The home has 7 bedrooms and 5 full bathrooms, and captures views of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and the valley beyond.

The interiors are completely designed and furnished by Howells Architecture + Design. Regional staples (bison taxidermy, antler chandeliers) mix with more refined pieces. Wherever possible, we incorporated western-made products into the design, such as Rocky Mountain Hardware for all cabinetry and door hardware, Pendleton wool for soft furnishings and drapes, and handmade tile by Heath Ceramics.

“While we think Michael excels at interior design, we were excited to see what he could do with the design of an entire house. Especially a house that sits on a topographically challenging lot, and includes stringent neighborhood design and covenant guidelines that required it to match its existing natural landscape. We think he nailed it: creating a standout home that meets our entire family’s needs, while still seamlessly blending in with the Tetons.”


lodge living

The design was influenced by national parks lodge architecture, as well as European chalets.


natural palette

All bathrooms are appointed in Heath Ceramics tile, in colors inspired by the surrounding landscape.


western made

Wherever possible, we used western-made products, such as Rocky Mountain Hardware's cabinetry pulls. All cabinetry was designed by Michael Howells.


rustic + refined

Traditional western materials, such as stone and timber, feature prominently in the house. Detailing is clean-lined and precise, to counter the heavy rustic elements.

General Contractor: Strand Project Management

Interior Design: Michael Howells

Photographer: David Agnello