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Living Simplicity

Written By Alethea Shaus       Photography By Heidi Long      

A MIDST THE TREES OUTSIDE WHITEFISH, MONTANA, is a welcoming home that is unassuming and integrated with its surroundings. It’s an example of a dwelling that had just the right mix of talents to achieve a balance of ecology, wisdom and creative vision. The front door, built by Samuelson Cabinets of Kalispell, offers the first hint of the sense of…

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Yellowstone Club Post-Moderne

Written By Todd Wilkinson       Photography By Audrey Hall      

WITH THE WHITE PYRAMID OF LONE PEAK hovering skyward, Paul Bertelli drives along a mountain road in winter, winding through Montana’s most exclusive gated community. The design principal of JLF & Associates passes beneath a line of multimillion-dollar great lodge mansions. Copping big views of the panorama unfolding around Pioneer Mountain, they ply snow-covered ridgelines and belong to some of…

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A Grand Entrance

Written By Dina Mishev       Photography By Roger Wade      

FROM THE EXTERIOR, the home is unassuming. Low slung and tucked into a Douglas fir forest, its front door is modern, made of oxidized steel and wood, but not ostentatious. There are few windows and the shingled roof gently pitches up and away. But then you ring the bell, the front door is thrown open for you and you walk…

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Form and Function

Written By Deb Gelet       Photography By Peter Gibeon      

AN IDAHO RETREAT TUCKED NEATLY INTO THE EDGES of Ketchum and Sun Valley often lures Joan and Bill Feldman from their urban life in Los Angeles. Location, location, location drew them to Weyyakin, a planned community built several decades ago. Cul de sacs cluster small handfuls of homes off one meandering main road, offering privacy, safety for walking and biking, and…

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Big Hearted Mountain Mansion

Written By Brian Schott       Photography By Heidi Long      

FURNISHING A 15,000-SQUARE-FOOT, four-story mountain home can present problems in decision-making. But for Kay Creech, the answer was simple. She purchased an antique store in Hamilton and moved the gorgeous furnishings to her new home on the slopes of Big Mountain at Whitefish Mountain Resort. Built in 2007 by builder Gary Ince of Stevensville and designed by Gavin-Hanks Architectural Studio of…

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Living the Dream

Written By Seabring Davis       Photography By Roger Wade      

WITHIN JERRY AND KARI LOCATI'S MONTANA HOME there is a place for everything. From the prominent entry gate, to the generous expanse of front door and on to the way in which the elegant interiors seamlessly connect to the outdoor areas, it is a gracious home touched with exquisite detail. For a couple who loves entertaining and recreation, this is…

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Western Vision

Written By Christine Rogel       Photography By Karl Neumann      

IT WAS IMPORTANT TO THE OWNERS that their new home in Big Sky, Montana, felt quintessentially Western. And none of this mountain modern or contemporary stuff. They wanted the Old West. The West full of rough edges and wily characters. The West of Val Kilmer’s world in “Tombstone,” where Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday have shoot-outs with vigilantes at the…

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Balanced Contradictions

Written By Deb Gelet       Photography By Roger Wade      

SUN VALLEY, IDHAO, IS NOTHING if not a balance of contradictions. Rich and rustic. Refined and rough in the Rocky Mountains. Historic, yet hip. With this in mind, one family found a way to maximize its personal “private Idaho” experience while living within a stone’s throw of downtown Ketchum. They came to architect Jim McLaughlin and general contractor Gary Storey —…

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In Perfect Detail

Written By Dina Mishev       Photography By Cameron R. Neilson      

IT'S FAIR TO SAY THAT INTERIOR DESIGNER Elisa Chambers is a perfectionist. Walking through her client’s home this winter, in between pointing out her favorite details and finishes, Chambers can’t help but make micro-adjustments in every room. The founder of Jackson, Wyoming’s Snake River Interiors notices every detail. “Once I’ve completed a home, I want it to always be perfect,” she…

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Ranch Style Reinterpreted

Written By Michele Corriel       Photography By Roger Wade      

BUILT FROM THE PERSPECTIVE of an avid fly fisher, this Montana retreat combines an outdoor setting with the comforts of a family vacation home. Situated in cattle ranching country, an historic stagecoach stop and the four buildings — a main lodge, a family cabin, an artist studio and a rustic homestead-inspired cabin — surround a pond and border a natural lake…

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Elevated Lodge Style

Written By Kim Ibes       Photography By Roger Wade      

WHEN MARK DULANEY GLEN, AIA and principal of North Carolina-based Acanthus Architecture, was invited to Big Sky, Montana, to design a family vacation home, he was quick to note the tradition of mountain lodge style, homestead cabins and iconic national park architecture. His clients, an outdoor-loving family based in New York, had a different idea of how they wanted to live…

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