In working with Kurt Dubbe to conjure my dream home from the house in my head, I learned to appreciate the many-sided talent and expertise a master architect must possess. Starting with location, location, location, Kurt sited the house and the access driveway on a challenging, sloping site. He navigated the county regulations and intricate approval process, and seemed to regard these hurdles as a prod to creative thinking. He was my representative in dealing with the contractor (a considerable challenge). His background in historic preservation and classical design from years with the Allan Greenberg office meant he and I were in sync on layout and room proportions for this contemporary building rooted in Palladian style. He had the management skills to collaborate with an interior architect I admired. He also collaborated with me, so that the house really is my home. As a friend said when she saw it, “It’s so you.”
As a final flourish, Kurt designed the 350 ft long stone mural that also functions as a retaining wall along the driveway. A shallow creek meanders through the southern end of Jackson Hole and traces a looping course through the reeds. It’s a sight that pleases me every time I descend from the house to the valley floor. I suggested to Kurt, “What if Flat Creek meandered along this wall?” He ran with the idea, and when the time came for the stone masons to execute his design, he was on a ladder outlining it with spray paint.
At my age, I probably won’t be building another house. If I were, I would go back to Kurt.
Dubbe Moulder Architects met with my husband and me to fully discuss the home we planned to build in Jackson. This house had been a dream of ours for many years. Chris Moulder listened to our preferences concerning the design of the home and then drew up the plans. He included an increased number of windows to bring in more natural light, additional square footage of decking to provide more outdoor space, and eleven foot ceilings in the Great Room. He designed the house to take full advantage of the incredible views with almost every room enjoying a mountain view. We are thrilled with the attention to detail Chris provided, and the house inside and out exceeded our expectations! The house was designed to provide bedroom suites with each including a private bath. A number of friends and family members have visited us in Jackson and have enjoyed having their own private accommodations. Many, many thanks to Chris and Dubbe Moulder Architects for turning our dreams into reality. This is a special place our family and friends will enjoy for years to come!
Chris and all his colleagues at Dubbe-Moulder were responsive to our comments, timely in meeting their schedule commitments, collaborated with us as challenges occurred, helped with making decisions to help control the budget, provided assistance selecting the contractor, supported construction by working with contractor to solve site related issues, and provided reviews of construction progress.
We recommend Dubbe-Moulder Architects without reservation for any construction project, whether a renovation like ours or a new design build project.
Jo Ann W.
Highly professional, creative, responsive and great to work with. They listened to our needs/wants & provided superb service & ideas. We remodeled and built a new addition, went from 3400 to 6800 sq. ft. with amazing views, efficient/effective space that is comfortable & stunning. We couldn't be happier and our guests are always blown away by the beautiful design and utility of our home. You can't go wrong with Dubbe Moulder on your team.