Elk Ridge Lodge rustic-deck
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Elk Ridge Lodge Rustic Deck

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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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Anya Schiess wrote:
Outdoor lighting - Who makes the electric lamp shown? Thanks.
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Fire Mountain Forge. Thank you for your interest!
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montselavid
Great intimate setting. Looks like either with the family, just your partner, or a friend. Healthy homey feeling. Beautiful!
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Carolyn Zierke wrote:
chairs - where are the branch chairs from? sofa
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This is one of Old Hickory's outdoor collection. Sturdy enough for the elements and weatherproof caning on the dining chairs. The fabric is Sunbrella, outdoor chenille. Hope this helps! Let me know if you need help finding Old Hickory! Best, Erika
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Thank you for answering this Erika!
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mariadu wrote:
Cont:what can you tell me about the railings?
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mariadu wrote:
Love the railing! I'd like something like this at my place. What can y
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chongno wrote:
Where are the post caps from?
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Laura Jury wrote:
Am trying to figure out the stone used on the fireplaces in this project-can you help?
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Laura Gaskill added this to 9 Tips for Selling Your House in Winter
4. Show how outdoor rooms can be used even in the coldest months. If you have a covered porch or outdoor fireplace, be sure to keep the area fully furnished. Turn on outdoor lights, build a fire in the fireplace and drape a few thick throws over your outdoor furniture.
Becky Harris added this to Houzz Call: Who'll Post the First Snow Photo of 2013?
For those of you with outdoor fireplaces, are you still firing them up, or has the season passed until spring? Do you still use your fireplace when there is snow on the ground?

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Heidi Rice added this to Looks I Love
Love the outdoor covered deck with fireplace
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Outdoor fireplace on back deck with TV over fireplace that can be closed off with doors and weatherproofed
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Outdoor fireplace - seating area.

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