The owners requested a rustic “mountain” feel for this project, intended to be their primary home, nestled against Bunkhouse Mountain. As active community leaders they also intend to use their property for community events and education. We designed a number of outdoor venues on the property some integrated with the building and others sited independently on the property for gatherings of various sizes.

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Elk Creek

This cabin elevation was one of several designed and illustrated for a client with property in Colorado.

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Reminiscent in spirit of the CCC cabins from the great depression; the Greystone is anchored by a hearth in the living room with a kitchen at the opposite end. The thick battered stone walls at the entry create not only a strong sense of arrival but a feeling that you have stepped back in time when cottages were built to last for centuries. The main level plan can stand alone at 1,044 square feet, including entry parlor, powder room, kitchen, living, bedroom and luxury bath. A covered patio provides outdoor living while simultaneously expanding the living space for the main floor. An upper level is included here to demonstrate how a second bedroom, bunkroom, office or hobby room can be…

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Tin Cup

The compact Tin Cup is arranged vertically on a small footprint; ideal for a sloped or mountainous site. The entry is on the middle level which includes an airlock vestibule, powder room, kitchen, dining and gathering area. Behind the fireplace, stairs on both ends lead up and down to a walkout lower level below and a sleeping loft above. All three levels total 1,846 square feet. However, a smaller adaptation includes only the lower two levels at 1,436 square feet. Another version, suited for a flat site, includes the main level and loft levels only and totals 1,118 square feet. Download Tin Cup Floor Plans

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This design features an open floor plan with light and views from virtually every interior space makes this rectangular cabin feel much larger than its 912 square feet. The gathering area is large enough for entertaining and can connect to the outdoors through a variety of sliding doors, double French doors or according doors. The model as shown was designed to open on both sides of the fireplace to access an exterior terrace. The Walden, as shown has a full kitchen with dining bar, a full bath with a sleeping loft overlooking the gathering area below. Additional bedrooms can easily be added to this highly adaptable model. Download Walden Floor Plans

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Quigley Cabin

My clients, from Southern California, chose the site of a western Montana ghost town for their family cabin and summer home. Two creeks run through the mountainous site and provide a majestic backdrop for the modern rustic home. The use of timber framing, stone and glass were orchestrated in a way to capture the clients’ romantic imagination of a Montana retreat.

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