A handcrafted house in Montana with majestic views of the Bridger Mountains

modern rustic mountain home exterior

JLF Architects designed this stunning handcrafted mountain house for a couple of empty nesters, situated on 50 acres just outside of Bozeman, Montana. Sitting lightly on the land, the home’s expansive windows are oriented to capture surrounding views of the Bridger Mountain range and valley vistas.

The home’s material palette includes beautiful stonework, reclaimed wood floors from Montana Reclaimed Lumber, hand-hewn timber elements, detailed finish carpentry, and exacting tile work. The design of this residence is characterized by a collection of volumes that extend along the hillside, evoking the sense of regional agrarian structures that have evolved over time.

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECTURE JLF Architects CONSTRUCTION Dovetail Construction INTERIOR DESIGN Sanctuary Interior Design SPECIALTY LUMBER Montana Reclaimed Lumber

modern rustic mountain home entry

Above: One of the unusual design choices in this home was the omission of a formal entryway. Instead, guests access the dwelling through the covered area linking the house to the garage. This approach fosters a casual atmosphere that respects the rural surroundings and aligns with the homeowners’ vision for the way they want to experience the house.

modern rustic living room with a fireplace

For the home’s living spaces; on one end, the project team sourced reclaimed white barnboard, as the homeowner loved old barns and wanted that passion to be reflected in her home. On the opposite end of the home, the cozy master bedroom is essentially built within a timber-stacked cabin, which affords perfect views of Montana’s stunning sunset light on the mountains.

modern rustic living room with a fireplace

What We Love: The large windows throughout this handcrafted mountain house help to perfectly frame the idyllic landscape. Materials such as hand-hewn beams, natural stone, and rustic flooring help to bring inviting warmth into this home. These materials also help to complement the rugged surroundings. Overall, the project team did a fabulous job of creating a lived-in feeling in this home thanks to all of the layers of texture and organic finishes.

Tell Us: What details in the design of this dwelling do you find most inspiring? Please share your thoughts in the Comments below!

Note: Be sure to check out a couple of other incredible home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign in the state of Montana: Inside a ski-in and ski-out retreat amidst the glorious Yellowstone Club and Idyllic mountainside home has breathtaking views of Rocky Mountains.

modern rustic kitchen

Above: This bright and spacious kitchen includes soapstone countertops, custom-made leather bar stools, and pendant lights from Currey & Company.

modern rustic kitchen

Above: Upon entering this home, guests can view straight through the main corridor of the dwelling to the great room window. Beautiful stone walls with arched doorways pull you through the living spaces and towards the breathtaking views of the landscape.

modern rustic dining room

modern rustic living room with a fireplace

modern rustic hallway leading into a home office

modern rustic powder room

Above: In the powder room, the eye-catching backsplash tile is by Tabarka Tile.

modern rustic bedroom

Above: This cozy owner’s bedroom offers the ultimate privacy, accessed via a connecting breezeway. This space is loaded with character, courtesy of the reclaimed, restacked log cabin that was sourced from Montana Reclaimed Lumber Company. This gives a log cabin living feel without having a complete log house. The bedding was sourced from Pom Pom at Home.

modern rustic bathroom with a freestanding tub

modern rustic bathroom with a freestanding tub

modern rustic bedroom with large windows

rustic staircase

modern rustic bedroom with a window seat

modern rustic bathroom

modern rustic bunk bedroom

Above: This bunk bedroom features two twin beds over two queen beds, perfect for accommodating overnight guests.

modern rustic mountain home back porch

Above: This inviting porch features rough hand-hewn reclaimed beams that provide a feeling of timelessness. Guests can sit out here, relax, and soak in the awe-inspiring views of the Bridger Mountain range.

modern rustic mountain home exterior

modern rustic mountain home exterior surrounded by rugged terrain


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5 months ago

Love the understated entry way. The fireplace and stone arch is gorgeous.