This Big Sky, Mont., house is separated into the main living area and the guest wing. The guest area is designed so that it can be shut off from the rest of the house when unoccupied and set back to a lower temperature when not in use. Additionally, the two wings of the house bend in order to capture the best views of the river and create a protected entry courtyard.
The River Bank House sits along the Gallatin River just outside Big Sky, Mont. The house is designed to capture the best views of the river and create a protected entry courtyard. A glass front doors allows a peek of the beautiful contemporary design inside.
This Big Sky, Mont., house 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.
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.
The sliding doors off the living room in this Big Sky, Mont., create a seamless transition between the indoors and out. The stained concrete floor leads out to a concrete patio, where a comfortable outdoor seating area faces an impressive, two-story fireplace.
This Mediterranean stone patio offers several seating areas. There's one by the fireplace, one by the water feature and one with a view of the big sky above the home. A tile roof and classic turquoise columns on the home complete the look.
The contemporary kitchen overlooks an open floor plan living area with dining and seating areas. For a streamlined look, built ins are set into the main wall, housing all electronics, the fireplace and shelving. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls take full advantage of the Big Sky, Mont., views.
Nestled in Big Sky, Mont., the contemporary meets rustic home is designed for homeowners who love to entertain. The house is set up to create an open and casual atmosphere with a strong connection to the outdoors. The living room features sliding doors that open directly to the patio and yard, creating a seamless transition between indoors and out.
The open floor plan living space is flooded with light by the floor-to-ceiling glass walls that take full advantage of the beautiful Big Sky, Mont., views. Wood boards continue from the roof outside to the ceiling, which is punctuated by sleek black beams. Simple, contemporary lighting doesn't distract from the carefully chosen materials and furnishings.
Just two-and-a-half miles away from Big Sky's Town Center, this $4.8-million home sits on 22 acres of gently rolling hills surrounded by old growth trees. The 7,500-square-foot home has beautiful views of Lone Peak and Yellowstone National Park, and the property lines the Lone Mountain Ranch, where guests can hike, horseback ride and cross-country ski.
A quintessential log cabin with panoramic views of Yellowstone National Park – sign us up. The $1.9 million property sits on 40 acres of wildflower meadows in Big Sky, Montana's Big EZ community. With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, the 1,800-square-foot home brings rustic style to life with reclaimed wood floors and a hand-stacked stone fireplace. Picturesque windows and spacious porches guarantee breathtaking views.
Plan the perfect ski getaway with family and friends. Sitting on the edge of a ski run on Lone Mountain in Big Sky, Montana’s Moonlight Basin community, this $7.5 million custom timber home has almost 7,000 square feet of living space, including seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms. Two massive stone fireplaces span all three stories of the home for an eye-catching defining feature,
The open floor plan of the home reflects the homeowners' love of entertaining. Comfortable, contemporary furniture creates a cozy seating area for relaxing or gathering, while the sleek dining room beyond features a rustic wood table paired with simple chairs and a dangling pendant chandelier. Glass outer walls seamlessly blend the indoors and out, taking full advantage of the stunning views of Big Sky, Mont.
You can buy commercially-prepared echinacea to make tea, but beware. WedMD warns that some echinacea teas are mislabeled and may contain harmful or even toxic ingredients. Some gardeners make their own tea by brewing a teaspoon or two of dried echinacea in boiling water, and adding a little honey for sweetening. These plants are often used to fight flu and other infections. Shown here: ornamental Big Sky™ 'Summer Sky'™ coneflower Echinacea purpurea x paradoxa.