The outdoor porch overlooks beautiful views of Beaver Creek, Colo. Contemporary woven furniture gathers together for a cozy conversation area and perfect spot to enjoy the outdoors. Rustic stone posts pair with metal railings and exposed wood beam ceiling.
This contemporary home features indoor/outdoor kitchen, family and dining rooms that open to the lanai. An expansive balcony captures the spectacular lake views. The turf is artificial with drip irrigation used for the plantings.
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 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.
Sleek stone columns raise this contemporary lake house above the ground, creating a built-in covered patio that houses an outdoor kitchen, a fire pit and a swimming pool. Outdoor lighting keeps the home fully illuminated at night.