31 Days of Cozy: Day 23

Photo by Gibeon Photography


Location: Big Sky, Montana Cozy factor: Viewed from the west, this grand home’s great room extends outdoors through lift-and-slide window-doors. Massive Douglas fir timbers support the room’s 27-foot-high gabled roof. The covered deck is made habitable year-round by an outdoor fireplace and sandstone floor with radiant snowmelt system. Along the deck’s northern side are an asymmetrical hot tub and a built-in barbecue center. Barry Gehl of Krannitz Gehl Architects and Robert McRae of Highline Partners arrived at the structure’s less-than-traditional style by harking back to Montana’s industrial past. “We researched local 19th-century mining structures, shaft towers, ore-processing buildings and so on,” says Gehl. Learn more (and see the home’s amazing indoor climbing wall) here: http://www.mountainliving.com/article/skiers-haven