If you ask a handful of architects, engineers, and builders from in and around Montana, “What’s new in sustainable residential design? What are the latest and greatest green innovations that you’re excited about?” you might expect their answers to be full of gizmos and widgets,...

Maybe it’s the stone itself: the actual rock, the sense of permanence juxtaposed against the visible evidence of chipping, shaping, smoothing. Or maybe it’s the arrangement, the piece-meal accretion of one layer above another. But when I walk into a new residence in Bozeman or...

Onyx Studio, owner Ashley Hertz is tiling a new future for herself and Bozeman. Hertz is a bit of self-professed tile fanatic, exuding enthusiasm and expertise about a medium that sometimes goes unnoticed: Patterned slabs repeated on floors and walls subtly form a room’s backdrop....

For anyone who’s moved to the Northern Rockies from another state, and for those who’ve decided to stick around, there’s no denying that parts of the draw are the big skies, the mountain views, the sprawling vistas, the connection to nature. Though the summers may...

When Donn Fuller decided to design a new home in Big Sky, Montana, he thought back to his college days and remembered a lesson from a revered professor during an aesthetics class. The professor asked his students to rank different works of art — painting,...