Imagine yourself surrounded by
, Douglas Fir and the sound of a bubbling creek. Now add views of
and the amenities of the Big Sky,
This is Bear Basin Ranch.
Designed in a rustic mountain style, the home not only blends with the natural spaces and views that surround it; it becomes an integral part of the picturesque setting. Inspiration from structures in the nearby
are shown in the ‘Parkitecture’ style of stone and log installation. With this style of installation, the rough stone and wood columns flare out at the base. Heavy Durafeld Timbers are used throughout the building; scaled up for the aesthetic flare. These timbers change diameter and ‘bell’ at the bottom, evoking a feeling of naturalness and roots to the timber’s form. Old steel combined with stone, log and timber are used to create unique details, adding to the homes traditional ambiance which continues to inspire from the inside.
The great room of this 4,000 s.f. residence focuses views on the surrounding mountains under a ceiling of wood and heavy timber trusses. Timber trusses here and in the kitchen are accentuated by metal accents and light dappling in through the clerestory window running along the open main hall of the building. A spacious kitchen is planned for entertaining and remains open to the great room area, maximizing the openness of the plan. For privacy, bedrooms are placed away from the street and focused on views of the landscape, allowing for a combination of openness and privacy both within the home and for the rooms themselves. Windows are placed throughout the home to maximize views and light and to allow the sun to warm the home during the winter months. As a final element, the upper level is designed as an additional bedroom and activity space for children, allowing guests to have their separate activities while staying in the home.