Idyllic mountainside home captures breathtaking views of Big Sky Country


Centre Sky Architects is responsible for the design of this idyllic mountainside home located in the ultra-exclusive Yellowstone Club, in Big Sky, Montana. Nestled in the shadow of Lone Peak this year-round family home boasts effortless access to world-class skiing.

Expansive windows capture mesmerizing views of the nearby Spanish Peaks. From the footings to the eves, this property is flush with aspects of custom and sustainable design; a floating bridge spanning the gap between the kid’s rooms, and siding harvested from Colorado pines impacted by pine-beetle infestation are just two noteworthy examples.

Project Team: Architecture: Centre Sky Architects | Interior Design: Peace Design | Builder: Highline Partners | Structural Engineer: Apex Structural Engineering & Allied Engineering



Interior: Geothermal heating and cooling / Extensive use of reclaimed materials

Exterior: Sustainably harvested beetle-killed pine from the mountains of Colorado / Extensive use of reclaimed materials


Above: The Living Room is centered around the natural stone fireplace, creating a warm gathering area.


Above: The stone used throughout this home is a mixture of Chief Cliff “Bar Z” and Prairie Stone.


Above: The gorgeous wood flooring is a multi-species, width wood floor with a reactive stain.


Above: The Living Room is characterized by a mixture of rustic wood with natural stone. The fireplace stone is locally sourced “Deep Creek Stone”.


What We Love: From the moment you enter this idyllic mountainside home, with its doorway of hand-hewn timber slabs, you feel welcomed by its modern-rustic aesthetic and timeless appeal. This family-friendly home offers an abundance of warmth thanks to its rustic palette of wood and rugged Montana stone. The color and texture of these materials also help to soften the look of the steel beams and steel bridge, which appears cold and unapproachable. Overall, this home offers an inner and outer beauty that will be enjoyed for years to come.

Tell Us: What details do you find most appealing in the design of this home and why in the Comments below!

Note: Have a look at a couple of other fabulous home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign from the portfolio of the architects of this project, Centre Sky Architecture: Colorado residence offers Rocky Mountain aesthetic mixed with European flair and Mountain contemporary home surrounded by a Ponderosa pine forest.


Interesting Details: There are a few unique features in this home. This includes 13 heart-shaped rocks integrated into the stonework (the wife used to collect them); New York and Wisconsin, the owners home states, were carved into hidden places in the rock; a secret door in a bookcase leads to a hidden passageway; a climbing wall with an auto-belay and an outdoor chimney that is 36-feet high!













Above: In the ski room, highlights include radiant-heat, concrete flooring, boot warmers, space to hang helmets and gloves, and lockers constructed of reclaimed wood. The boot warms were sourced from Williams Direct Dryers.


Photos: Gibeon Photography

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Jon W.
1 year ago

So that there is no confusion when searching for the stone on this project. It is actually all Deep Creek squares and rectangles. The Bar Z material has a blue/gray color range and there is no Prairie mixed in. Hope that helps.

Mike Carey
1 year ago
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2 years ago

Beautiful done, the only change I’d make are the drapes, I would have put them above the higher windows. They chop the room in 1/2 the way they are instead of drawing your eye up.

John L
3 years ago

The iron beams are not (as the writer says) “cold and unapproachable.” They are a welcome and sparingly-used design compliment to today’s comical imbalance of giant reclaimed beams and endlessly insipid walls of glass.