This custom home was designed for an active retired couple moving to Bozeman. They purchased a lot with amazing views in a great neighborhood at the base of the mountains. I designed the home to fit into the site, capitalizing on the views and the best orientation for solar gain and energy efficiency. Helping the clients through a neighborhood variance process and building a road was also part of the project.
The spaces are warm, open and inviting and the views are framed from each space. The roof overhangs provide protection and shade. The lower level patio is sunken to provide protection from the wind, as well as privacy and views over the wildflowers to the sunset. The long entry hall serves both the front door and garage as a storage packed mudroom with style and practicality. Every room was designed for accessibility with 3’ wide doors, no thresholds and a large master shower. Transom windows and tube skylights brighten the inner spaces enhance the 9’ and 10’ ceilings.
This home was built using Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) for their insulation value and integrity and boasts R-54 in the attic. Alder trim, bamboo flooring, Cambria countertops, Montana stone, low VOC paint, Rinnai on-demand hot water heater, Heat Recovery Ventilator and an insulated and ventilated garage round out this beautiful home.