With their fresh take on the mountain lodge for a southern California family, Clive and Julie Bridgewater reach an inspiring summit.
When an art-collecting couple based in Los Angeles decided to build their family retreat on 7 acres near Park City, Utah, they knew the tropes of traditional mountain-lodge architecture—whole-log construction, taxidermy, dark interiors—would not light their fire. So they turned to Bridgwater Consulting Group. "We’ve won national awards for reinventing ‘the beach house,’ ‘the desert house,’ ‘the lake house,’ " says the Park City–based firm’s founder and principal Clive Bridgwater, who helms the project and architecture division. "Here, in partnership with our clients and in conjunction with the terrain and building site, we focused on reinventing the mountain house." In essence, the design team provided the spark for a 10,000-square-foot, light-filled aerie that relates directly to its surroundings while serving as the setting for the family’s ideal winter escape.
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