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Feels Like Home

A SMALL HERD OF WHAT LOOK TO BE TEXAS LONGHORNS eye my truck as I drive by their pasture and climb a rise, the dirt road snaking up into the foothills. The cattle look right at home here, with scrubby grassland spreading in all directions and fencelines bisecting the terrain. And well they should; this landscape has been a working…


Where the Living is Easy

Written By Seabring Davis       Photography By Peter Gibeon      

FOR THE RECORD, there is no Whitefish Yacht Club. But if there were, Rob and Chris Schumacher would be its ambassadors. The Schumachers were drawn to Whitefish for the lakeside living. They built a home centered around that easy pace of summer on the water where that means a swim before breakfast and waterskiing at midnight under the full moon.…


Eclectic Parkitecture

Written By Seabring Davis       Photography By Audrey Hall      

ALONG THE ROAD TO TONY EATON’S AND LAUREN HARRIS’ Paradise Valley Home, you feel a story unfold.  First you cross a narrow one-lane bridge, then turn on the dirt road that parallels the creek. A hill to the south creates a shady lane, where the cottonwoods tower over a historic log cabin and quaint carriage house that allude to simpler…


Enduring Design

Written By Dina Mishev       Photography By Roger Wade      

YOU CAN BARELY SEE Tim and Sandy Day’s home from the road. Even pulling into their curving driveway, you get only glimpses — a log support beam here, some stone or a glint of aged copper there. It’s unexpected. I’ve never seen — or not seen — a 6,445-square foot combined home/guest house that hides itself so well. Walking up…


Peak Performance

Written By Michele Corriel       Photography By Karl Neumann      

LOOK OUT ANY WINDOW from Mark and Judy Shelstad’s Big Sky home and the peaks play center stage. The mountains are displayed like paintings from the timberframed windows to the flagstone patio and wood burning fireplace off of the master suite opening up to a sweeping landscape. “It’s always been about the views,” Centre Sky principal architect Jamie Daugaard says.…


Wyoming Dream

Written By Dina Mishev       Photography By Roger Wade      

TURNING OFF WYOMING 354 into the Double J Ranch, there’s an eagle perched on a fence post. As my car passes, it takes flight toward the Wyoming Range, only a few miles to the west. Following the gravel driveway southeast as it winds for a mile towards the main house and working ranch buildings, my passing sends sage grouse scurrying…


Western Contemporary

Written By Christine Rogel       Photography By Karl Neumann      

DOVETAIL CONSTRUCTION IS THE “REALIZATION OF A CHILDHOOD DREAM for founders and close friends Tim Rote and Kevin Sullivan, who met in kindergarten and built forts together in the woods while talking of dump trucks and plywood. They knew at an early age that they wanted two things: to live in the mountains and to build. “(Kevin’s) father was a builder, so…


Echoing the Natural

Written By Deb Gelet       Photography By Roger Wade      

IDAHO'S WOOD RIVER VALLEY HAS TUGGED ENOUGH HEART STRINGS throughout its history that many visitors who could not resist its siren call returned to become residents. Yet, whether here or anywhere else in the West, building a home can irrevocably alter the very landscape so beloved. Unless, of course, the project is in the right hands. Jim McLaughlin moved to…


Mountain Cottage

Written By Kim Ibes       Photography By Shelly Saunders      

IN THE SOFT MORNING LIGHT, the sun gently filters through a small screen of aspens casting dancing shadows upon a small mountain lake. The water serenely undulates along a private sandy beach puckered with footprints. Lounge chairs, sandcastles, pails and shovels are strewn about while a steady stream of laughter bubbles up from the lake’s edge where the Finkels’ three…


A Home for the Ages

Written By Seabring Davis       Photography By Craig W. Hergert      

TUCKED INTO THE TOWERING FOREST within the Gallatin Range south of Bozeman is Raven Roost, a house as mysterious and intriguing as its name. Designed and built by Terry Covin of TLC Builders and Design Associates, in Bozeman, the luxury home radiates a sense of welcome from first sight. With a nod to the tradition of some of history’s best builders, Covin…