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This residential project is typical in use of many homes being built in the valley. The clients, from the midwest, are going to use it as a vacation home and summer residence, with plans of it possibly becoming a retirement home. The Montana "feel" was captured with extensive use of traditional timber framing, cedar siding and fascia, and native stone elements. The main living area features exposed timber trusses with timber purlins in an impressive vault in the great room leading way into a more intimate kitchen and conversation room with timber accenting. The great room has high windows framed within the timberframe that brings into the home a commanding view of Flathead Lake and the Swan Mountain Range beyond. An exterior terrace affording the same views is available just outside the great room, dining area. The main floor also features a master bedroom suite and offices for husband and wife. A three car attached garage connects to the kitchen area through a mud room. The stairs lead up to an open corridor that looks down into the beautiful timber framing of the entry on one side and the great room on the other. There are bedrooms and a bath on either end that function as guest suites, and a bunk room.

Lakeside Home

Lakeside, Montana

Private Home

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Size (sf): 4,200

Completed: 2000

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