In recent years, many country clubs have transitioned from exclusive and stuffy to a modern, family-oriented feel. This is exactly what the Antonaccis had in mind when they purchased the Hampden Country Club in 2012 and brought on TMS Architects to update the entire facility. Drawing inspiration from the Four Seasons and Shooting Star resorts in Jackson Hole, we set forth to bring their vision of a relaxing lifestyle resort to life. 

 

A dramatic view of the clubhouse at sunset. Source: TMS Architects

A dramatic view of the clubhouse at sunset. Source: TMS Architects

A View of GreatHourse from the golf course. Source: TMS Architects

A View of GreatHorse from the golf course. Source: TMS Architects

The clubhouse, which is set on a sweeping golf course, combines Western Arts and Crafts with New England Farmhouse style to invoke a familiar and slightly worn-in feel. The juxtaposition of rustic woodworking and modern amenities ensures that guests feel completely comfortable and relaxed in the space.

Inside, the clubhouse features tasteful tabletop inlays, furniture, and artwork inspired by the Antonacci family’s passion for horse racing. The signature work of art in the space is a chandelier by renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly, which hangs in the upper rotunda and can be viewed by guests from all angles.

Glass Chandelier by Dale Chiluly. Source: TMS Architects

Glass Chandelier by Dale Chiluly. Source: TMS Architects

Finally, a 8,000 +/- sq ft banquet hall will be added to GreatHorse in Fall of 2015, which will serve as a fantastic space for weddings and other large-scale private events. With grand views and casual elegance, it’s easy to see why GreatHorse would be an ideal setting for a special occasion.

Could your commercial architecture project use a touch of rustic luxury? Give us a call at 603.436.4274 or reach out online at [email protected] to get started.

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