Mountain home sitting on the banks of the Big Wood River in Ketchum’s Northwood neighborhood

Architects: Lloyd Construction
Location: Ketchum, Idaho, USA
Year: 2016
Area: 8.300 ft²/ 771 m²
Photo courtesy: Josh Wells
Description:

“The 8,300-square-foot home sitting under a hundred 50-foot aspens on the banks of the Big Wood River in Ketchum’s Northwood neighborhood isn’t just a dream home. It’s a “forever home.”

It’s a home that someone else built 26 years ago. But, rather than tear it down and build anew, the owners elected to have Lloyd Construction rebuild the interior. That enabled them to keep the aspens that would have been necessarily cut down with the construction of a new home. And it enabled them to have their “new” home done in three months, rather than the three years that Lloyd Construction president David Lloyd estimates it would have taken to build a house from foundation.

“It’s so cool what they’ve done,” said Chase Gourlay, who oversaw the project for Ben Young Landscape Design. “They said, ‘We can make this work,’ instead of putting everything in the back of a dump truck.””

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