Step inside a creative couple's home

A photographer and a painter live and work among the aspens of Wyoming

Step Inside

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Step Inside

Ed and Lee Riddell decided to simplify their lives and concentrate on photography and painting. "The clean slate gave us the opportunity to ask ourselves, 'What is the space we want for this new life?' " With the help of Phoenix architect Will Bruder ― known for innovative designs that celebrate connections to the land ― they defined it.

The entry porch reflects the home's simple palette.

Full story: A lens in the landscape

Have a seat

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Have a seat

The rolled-steel fireplace defines the living area at one end of the house.  

A lens in the landscape

Picture this

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Picture this

The gallery is the spine along which other spaces in the home are organized.  

A lens in the landscape

Time to eat

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Time to eat

Cookbooks are tucked into the raised portion of the counter that separates the kitchen and the dining space.  

A lens in the landscape

Read a cookbook

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Read a cookbook

"It is nice to be able to see your cookbooks," says Lee Riddell. "If you put them away somewhere, you forget what you have."  

A lens in the landscape

Unique views

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Unique views

Each window is a kind of viewfinder and mirrors the proportions of Ed Riddell's landscape photographs.  

A lens in the landscape

Windows mirror the landscape photographs

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Windows mirror the landscape photographs

 

A lens in the landscape

Displaying photos

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Displaying photos

Even the horizontal red orange niche inside the master bedroom becomes a panorama of images.  

A lens in the landscape

A dog's eye view

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A dog's eye view

Windows in this Wyoming home have been included for the benefit of all. The family's dog Willow enjoys a tailor-made view to the outside.

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