Montana Handcrafted

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Montana Handcrafted

The house extends in a connecting series of volumes along its valley site near Bozeman, oriented to capture multiple aspects of the 360-degree views, reflecting adjacent mountain contours and suggesting a built-over-time approach in keeping with the region’s farming vernacular. The floor plan unfolds along a central corridor, from the homeowners’ choice of an understated entry into the family’s mudroom, through kitchen, dining room, and on to the great room, which bridges a natural swale that adds impact and dynamism to the space. A disassembled and restacked antique log cabin makes a destination experience of the primary bedroom, part of a wing encompassing the spa-like bath, home office and private porch, offset from the great room to enhance privacy and access fresh views. Some original white paint still clings to the vertical barn wood siding on the house’s only two-story section, one of many subtle-yet-significant details contributing to the project’s timeless, handcrafted character that landed it on the cover of the 30th-anniversary edition of Big Sky Journal HOME.

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