A gray oversized sectional and matching ottoman anchor the seating area in this spacious transitional living room. The white palette is complemented by a marble fireplace and earth-toned accents, with large arched windows filling the space with natural light.
This Mediterranean dining room balances big, heavy pieces in dark colors, like the china cabinet, with lighter elements like the white walls and glass chandelier. Touches like the zebra head and striped rug give the room a global note.
If cooler fall weather also means hosting weekend guests, swap out lightweight summer bedding for heavier linens in rich fall shades, like pumpkin, russet or gold, as design diva Candice Olsen did here. Changing just a few key pieces is an easy way to refresh a bedroom's look, plus your guests will appreciate bunking in such a well-appointed and cozy room.
A banquette pairs with curved contemporary dining chairs for comfortable seating around the custom-made soapstone dining table. A Danish chandelier lightens up the space and brings in Scandinavian flair.
The house is anchored to the site by a majestic hill-top oak. Various realms expand downhill, opening towards views of the surrounding hill country. Each building element is situated with respect to its place in the landscape and corresponding views while carefully considering the composition of the whole. The structure merges the desire for comfort, refinement, and modern living with the straightforward construction and materiality of ranch elements like the dog run, carport, cattle fencing and cisterns.
This luxurious backyard features a stunning pool area surrounded by a cement patio and lush greenery. A sitting area with four neutral armchairs and a wood plank coffee table earns a cozy accent from a concrete fireplace.
On the back wall of this contemporary kitchen, frosted glass and steel cabinets offer visual relief from the texture of the bamboo. A nook for the microwave and a storage display for wine offer more countertop space for food prep. There's also a tambour door in the back corner, effectively hiding several small appliances which used to permanently reside out in the open on the countertop.
The homeowners love to entertain, so the house is designed to create an open and casual atmosphere with a strong connection to the outdoors. The home is oriented toward the best view of the river while maintaining good solar orientation for taking advantage of solar heat gain in the winter and keeping out the hot summer sun. The large roof over the living room serves to shade large areas of glass in the summer, while geothermal heat pumps and high levels of insulation help keep it warm and energy efficient in the winter. With such an extreme climate in Big Sky, Mont., the house is specifically designed to withstand both sides of the temperature spectrum.