Located in the Spanish Peaks development outside of Big Sky,
this house is based on family interaction and gathering where the public spaces rule and the private spaces are a secondary role. The plan is completely focused on the Primary spaces of the Great Room, Kitchen and Dining and the secondary spaces to evolve around the primary spaces. With the site cascading down from the road-the house elevations also cascade down to accept the existing land formations. The clients wishes were for the Great Room & Kitchen to be oriented to focus on the views of the
-the Master Bedroom to focus both on the Spanish Peaks and
. The exterior and interior aesthetic is designed with a mountain flair that utilizes exposed timbers, metal and cedar roofs, historic siding and simplistic applications of these materials.
The exterior design intent for the plan and the exterior elevations is to create simplistic volumes and shapes and to form or overlap together. The entry foyer is designed to be a major focal point and also to have a prominent voice in scale and a soft voice in proportion. Clad in monolithic stone slabs and a rusted metal roof were the feeling of permanence and tranquility of an “old time” feel. The attached structures in elevation cascade down from the Entry as the plan cascades on the site. The main simplistic structure rises out from behind the Entry to create a backdrop of a historic homestead with clad historic wood. The structures to each side of the entry will drop in height and connect to the site and will be composed of varying materials as if the project were built/added on at different times.