South Fork Lodge – Spanish Peaks
Named after the South Fork tributary of the Gallatin River, South Fork Lodge has a design mandate of historic richness portrayed through a heavy use of stone and historic wood both on the exterior and equally on the interior, bringing about the flare and feeling of a traditional Mountain Trappers Cabin. South Fork Lodge’s historic look is achieved through combining simplistic detailing of regional vernacular elements like hand-hewn wood structural elements, large wood burning fireplaces, a native Montana stone base as the foundation and heavy “low slung” roof lines.
The majority of the roofs will be cedar shakes except for a subtle link between the two primary wings where there will be a low lying natural vegetated roof with wild flowers and grasses -this element will be viewed from both the main entry approach as well as from the back courtyard, bridging these two primary exterior spaces. The two primary wings of the structure terrace up the hillside blending in with the pine forest that will be the backdrop of South Fork Lodge.
Flowing from the centrally located entry, the interior spaces are focused around the exterior courtyard and the expansive views surrounding the property. The interior spaces, as well the exterior structure, follow the existing topography, terracing up in strategic locations. The interior spaces enhance the mountain cabin style with much of the exterior materials brought to the interior. Cozy spaces with lower ceilings contrast with slightly more vaulted spaces to further define spatial separations while creating interest throughout the home.
The majority of the ceilings will be clad in historic wood timbers and planking. The Kitchen is designed to capture morning light and maintain connectivity to the Great Room and close proximity to the Dining. The public spaces lead to the end of the primary wing where a formal study that doubles as a secluded nook serves as a transition to the master bedroom, master bathroom and a secluded covered patio with a private fire place and hot tub.
The exterior spaces, designed to bring the outside-in, enhance summertime use while still serving winter time use with ski-in/ski-out access and a central fire pit, offering a warm break from skiing, or simply a comforting sit in the sun. There are covered and uncovered patios and decks throughout allowing the homeowners to enjoy the surrounding views of the breathtaking Spanish Peaks during the spring, summer and fall months.