This Spanish Peaks residence was designed around views of Mt. Wilson, as well as to not disturb wetlands located on site. Geothermal heating is used in this project, tapping into a great source of alternative energy that this region of Southwestern Montana has to offer. The main spaces in the home are arranged in an open-concept plan, with the great room, dining room, and kitchen all connected. A radial fireplace anchors one corner, opening 180º to the great room, as well as to an exterior courtyard. The other corner holds a circular staircase, which is also open to the spaces below, adding a unique detail to the room.
A staggered garage plan breaks up the typical mass of the space, and a simple palette of materials aids the building in complementing the site.