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Mountain Rising - A home in the heart of Big Sky

Posted on 07 March 2016

By Kim Thielman-Ibes  

The first thing you feel when entering this home at Summit View Estates in Big Sky is the light. Daylight infuses Moose Ridge Lodge with a decidedly cozy ambiance, and one of the ways light is brought into this home is the large window in the great room that frames the majestic Lone Peak.  

This contemporary home sits high atop the mountains adjacent to Big Sky ski resort. Lone Pine Builders' owners Brian Scott and Josh Heller spent three months sighting this lot to insure that every room in the home could showcase this skiers' paradise. Moose Ridge Lodge is one of only 40 homes in this 580-acre private community, with access to the Lee Metcalf Wilderness Area a short walk out the front door. Lone Pine Builders is a custom home builder in Big Sky, Montana. They work with Lone Pine Architecture to create original retreats. 

Inside, the entry spills into the vaulted great room that's detailed with reclaimed timbers from an Idaho barn. It's tempting to linger here, beside the warming influence of the floor to ceiling stone fireplace, but the pull of the outdoors and the expanded deck is too much to resist with a view that just won't quit. When the sun finally fades and a chill bites the air, hidden treasures generously placed throughout this thoughtful retreat create an inviting welcome to return indoors. Rocky Mountain Furniture handcrafted the many rustic, metal and copper chandeliers and accent lanterns found throughout the home. The custom alder doors were designed by Lone Pine Architects and built by local craftsmen. One of the unique pieces of art in the home - a custom copper and hammered steel range hood - resides in the kitchen.

Pennsylvania Amish built the hand-scraped hickory floors that grace the main living areas. The warm, multi-colored grains of the wood create an intimate setting. The numerous and well-placed windows make this home appear much larger than its modest 3,900 square feet. Three out of the four bedrooms act as master suites, some with their own custom fireplaces and all with a tumbled-stone showers and tub surrounds. The house is wonderfully set up for entertaining. A second large walk-out deck, this one on the lower level, opens to a stamped-concrete terrace. A family activity room sports a built-in, handcrafted replica of an 1880s Montana saloon, complete with a hammered copper mining pan sink.


Brian Scott and Josh Heller, owners of Lone Pine Builders, a custom home builder in Big Sky, Montana, spent three months sighting this lot to insure that every room in the home could showcase the views of Lone Peak in Big Sky, Montana. The home is located at Moose Ridge Lodge and is one of only 40 homes in this 580-acre private community, with access to the Lee Metcalf Wilderness Area a short walk out the front door. 
While the natural beauty and serenity of the Big Sky setting is infused into this home's interior, its beauty is more than skin-deep. Smart Home technology allows management of the home's room temperatures, audio systems, lighting, water and security systems, all accessible by the Internet.  •


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