The Andesite Ridge neighborhood of the Yellowstone Club tucks into a mountain hillside, with a slope that guarantees all homesites have big views of the surrounding peaks. This is where mountain architecture shines, with homes that thoughtfully blur the line between indoor and outdoor, thanks to broad decks and huge windows. Custom Residence 166 is no exception—from its location on Travertine Drive, this home features expert design that allows the natural environment to become the true star: weathered barnwood and stone exterior allow the house to blend with the setting. This home feels like it was put on this land generations ago. The interior of this home features a warehouse-inspired design, with wood-clad ceilings, hanging pendant lighting, and hand-forged metal work, all contrasted with crisp white walls. The result is a modern, airy feel, ideal for capturing views of the Rocky Mountains and creating a calm, serene feel. From the entry, guests naturally flow into the living room. Here, rounded walls of windows evoke the classic western fire tower, where sentinels historically stood guard in the summer months, scanning the horizon for wisps of smoke. In this modern interpretation, guests will again watch in awe from the comfortable furnishings while the quiet beauty of the seasons slowly revolve.
The spacious kitchen is adjacent to the great room, and effortlessly maintains a distinct feel thanks to the stepped division between the living room. Barstools tuck under the stone countertop, offering casual seating options, while high-end appliances create a delightful kitchen workspace. The breakfast nook is the perfect space to tuck in to keep the home cook company—close to the kitchen but separate from the flow of the room. The main level also features the expansive master suite, complete with a broad, pillow-lined window seat, and a unique raised seating nook. This nook, with its wraparound windows, is currently configured with cozy seating options, perfect for readings, but can be reconfigured into a relaxing sleeping bay. Climb the stairs to the custom catwalk, which offers unobstructed views of the surrounding mountains, as well as open views to below. The catwalk leads to the upper-level guest suite. As the only bedroom on this level, this suite is an amazing, quiet oasis. Two additional bedrooms are found on the home’s lower level. With custom touches like built in benches and quiet loft spaces, this custom residence will quickly become the whole family’s favorite sanctuary. With its Nordic-influenced style, this home blends perfectly into the pristine beauty of Southwest Montana.