LET'S SAY YOU'RE THE OWNER of a fantastic lot in Wilson, Wyoming, in a subdivision at the bottom of Teton Pass, near Jackson Hole. It’s a superb location, with sweeping views of the mountains beyond, but the only drawback is that you’re attached to it....

HE IS OF NORWEGIAN DESCENT and has a passion for ships. She is a painter with a feel for color and the wonders wrought by natural light. Together, this East Coast-based couple realized their longtime dream of building a Montana home that would embody both...

SITTING ON 290 ACRES IN THE BRIDGER MOUNTAINS in Southwest Montana, this mountain home did not start out with the contemporary feel it now projects. [caption id="attachment_11563" align="alignright" width="300"] Each entrance conveys a unique perspective of the home.[/caption] “We bought the property five years ago and we...

THE HOMEOWNER WAS JUST A KID IN THE LATE 1960s when her father moved the family to Jackson, Wyoming, where he took a job managing the iconic Wort Hotel. Although the owner has since lived in different regions of the country, in some ways she...

TUCKED AWAY ON THE WESTERN SLOPE OF THE TETONS, Alta, Wyoming, is a quiet mountain town and one of the country’s best kept skiing and snowboarding secrets. Home to Grand Targhee Resort, the area draws those in the know for its natural beauty, laid-back atmosphere,...

AT 8,200 FEET ABOVE SEA LEVEL, the Montana home called Sky Run is aptly named. Sited on a steep slope that faces four mountains, three of them skiable, this Yellowstone Club home was designed with those views in mind. Its study looks out to Lone Peak,...

BEFORE BUILDING THEIR HOME near the golf course at Spanish Peaks Mountain Club in Big Sky, Montana, Brent and Susie Porlier spent a good amount of time perched on a viewing stand overlooking the mountains beyond and the meadows below. These would be the very...

AFTER YEARS OF FREQUENTING POPULAR SKI RESORTS throughout the Northwest, a family of outdoor adventurers and art enthusiasts set their sights on building a modern retreat in Whitefish, Montana. They called upon the collaborative local talents of Altius Design Group, Bigfork Builders, and Tate Interiors...

WHEN IT COMES TO DESIGNING A HOUSE IN MONTANA, one guiding principle stands above all others: You have to consider the views. After all, what’s the point of living in Big Sky Country if, even on the coldest day in February, you can’t look out...

THESE DAYS, IN THE WORLD OF RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION, cautionary tales are a dime a dozen: the stories about contractors and clients who simply don’t get along, who miscommunicate, and who part ways on hostile terms. Few and far between are the tales of smooth-sailing projects...