This 4,600 square foot home situated near the beautiful Hyalite foothills offers room to roam with 3,700 square feet on the main floor and a 900 square foot bonus area over the garage. Designed and built by Constructive Solutions, Inc., this project is the culmination of a close collaboration between the client and the CSI architectural staff, and represents the realization of the homeowners’ goals for a grand, high performance home.
Stone and timber gorund the stained cedar and fir siding, on the exterior giving the home a classic structure. This continues in the open great room and kitchen where the monumental masonry fireplace is balanced with the expansive double island, topped in granite. Heavy timber trusses provide dramatic, artistic structure, while the large great room windows allow the interior spaces to extend outdoors and embrace the incredible views.
The sunroom, intimate stamped/stained patios, and an outdoor living room satisfied the client’s desire ot participate and enteratin in the Montana outdoors. The homeowner’s love of color and distinctive finish choices add the final touch of personality.
Beneath the surface, you’ll find the home articulates state-of-the-art building science. The handcrafted finishes conceal 8″ Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) walls that provide superior insulation and protection against air infiltration. This airtight wall assembly maintains an impressive R-31 insulation while the roof assembly provides an R-51. A geothermal heat pump provides heating and cooling to the home’s air handling unit, and the heat recovery ventilator (HRV) and humidifier provide fresh air while maintaining indoor temperature and humidity. The home is wired for audio and network connectivity, as well as pre-wired for a solar panel array, preparing it for future technologies and even increased performance. All this results in a home projected to use 50% less energy than a standard new home (without the solar array), and to be quieter, more comfortable and remarkably durable as well.