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 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.
Contemporary Beach House With Beautiful Landscaping
This picturesque beach home features large windows to take advantage of the amazing scenery; many types of trees, shrubs and plants; stepping stones to the entryway; a gravel driveway; panel construction and a standing seam roof.
Contemporary Home Exterior With Mirrored Windows and Wood Accents
This neutral home exterior features multiple wooden entrances, including garage doors and a gated walkway. Mirrored windows reveal the surrounding landscape, while tropical plants decorate the front yard. A gray tin roof completes the look.
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 elevate this contemporary home above the ground, creating a built-in covered patio that houses an outdoor kitchen, a fire pit and a swimming pool. Ample lighting keeps the patio space fully illuminated at night.
Contemporary Home With Low-Maintenance Landscaping
This home boasts a simple façade with clean lines and a mixture of textures and materials for finishes. A flat roof mixed with regular composite shingles gives the exterior a contemporary look. From the front view, the home looks small, surprising everyone that opens the front door. The stones used for the low-maintenance landscaping were taken from the lot during the foundation process.
Contemporary Gray Siding and Natural Wood Home Exterior
This 1600-square-foot home in East Austin, TX combines gray wood siding with a medium brown stained wood to create a contemporary exterior. A blend of natural stone and mulch provide groundcover, while long horizontal windows show off a sneak peek of the home's interior design.
Contemporary Home Exterior With Beautiful Landscaping
Creating a "saw-tooth" type floor plan gives all the rooms views of the landscape. Seamless transition between the wood and large windows create a contemporary design, while a stacked stone accent wall brings a touch of rustic to the home.
The stone exterior and tiled roof of this Austin, Texas, home draw inspiration from traditional Italian farmhouses, while the sleek, straight lines of the structure add a contemporary touch to the design. Placement of the home was intentional to capture views of the Texas Hill Country from both the front and back of the house. The master bedroom features views on both sides.