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Elk Ridge Lodge rustic-family-room

Elk Ridge Lodge

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Designed as a prominent display of Architecture, Elk Ridge Lodge stands firmly upon a ridge high atop the Spanish Peaks Club in Big Sky, Montana. Designed around a number of principles; sense of presence, quality of detail, and durability, the monumental home serves as a Montana Legacy home for the family.

Throughout the design process, the height of the home to its relationship on the ridge it sits, was recognized the as one of the design challenges. Techniques such as terracing roof lines, stretching horizontal stone patios out and strategically placed landscaping; all were used to help tuck the mass into its setting. Earthy colored and rustic exterior materials were chosen to offer a western lodge like architectural aesthetic. Dry stack parkitecture stone bases that gradually decrease in scale as they rise up portray a firm foundation for the home to sit on. Historic wood planking with sanded chink joints, horizontal siding with exposed vertical studs on the exterior, and metal accents comprise the remainder of the structures skin. Wood timbers, outriggers and cedar logs work together to create diversity and focal points throughout the exterior elevations. Windows and doors were discussed in depth about type, species and texture and ultimately all wood, wire brushed cedar windows were the final selection to enhance the "elegant ranch" feel. A number of exterior decks and patios increase the connectivity of the interior to the exterior and take full advantage of the views that virtually surround this home.

Upon entering the home you are encased by massive stone piers and angled cedar columns on either side that support an overhead rail bridge spanning the width of the great room, all framing the spectacular view to the Spanish Peaks Mountain Range in the distance. The layout of the home is an open concept with the Kitchen, Great Room, Den, and key circulation paths, as well as certain elements of the upper level open to the spaces below. The kitchen was designed to serve as an extension of the great room, constantly connecting users of both spaces, while the Dining room is still adjacent, it was preferred as a more dedicated space for more formal family meals.

There are numerous detailed elements throughout the interior of the home such as the "rail" bridge ornamented with heavy peened black steel, wire brushed wood to match the windows and doors, and cannon ball newel post caps. Crossing the bridge offers a unique perspective of the Great Room with the massive cedar log columns, the truss work overhead bound by steel straps, and the large windows facing towards the Spanish Peaks. As you experience the spaces you will recognize massive timbers crowning the ceilings with wood planking or plaster between, Roman groin vaults, massive stones and fireboxes creating distinct center pieces for certain rooms, and clerestory windows that aid with natural lighting and create exciting movement throughout the space with light and shadow.

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August 14, 2014
Gail Garlock Porter wrote:
Is that a wire mesh in the walk way where the metal crosses? And is it
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Yes, Metal Mesh. They come in all different sizes and shapes of weave. Good Luck.
   August 14, 2014 at 1:07PM
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Gail Garlock Porter
ok thank you! who built the walk way? is it something that can be ordered and shipped?
   August 15, 2014 at 4:37PM
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The fireplace box area is 5'-0" x 4'-0" , we do not have on record the exact manufacturer, the doors and such were custom made here in MT by a local artist. Thank you for your interest!
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Carole Sisson Designs
This is another custom fixture by Kahm Design who is sadly no longer in business. We have several companies who can create similar looks. Please contact erika@sissondesigns.com
   January 21, 2013 at 12:50PM
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Thank you.
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November 6, 2012
RusticSinks.com wrote:
Can I ask the source of the bar table and stools?
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Carole Sisson Designs
Gosh, I feel like they are yours Mr. Secora. I purchased them at Little Bear.
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Im confused...where can I purchase the bar table and stools? thx!
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October 28, 2012
Catherine Baca wrote:
Love the wood flooring, not too dark or too light - what type of wood is that?
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Historic red and white oak.
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who is the manufacturer of the flooring any color or style numbers
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September 1, 2013
jmbell1852 wrote:
what is the source of your furniture?
April 14, 2013
christi3girls wrote:
Do you mind sharing the paint color in this picture? Thank you!

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