This breath taking Montana home was designed by Lisa Kanning Interior Design. The house is positioned on the 160-acre site in the Yellowstone Club and offers outstanding views on the Spanish Peaks. The exterior of the house has a ranch-inspired look with reclaimed hewn siding from Montana Reclaimed Lumber and a low-slung roof.
Typical Western materials
Concerning the interior, the owner wanted a design that mixes up rustic and modern elements in a space that’s as welcoming as it is beautiful. To make this happen, Lisa incorporated typical Western materials, applied in both conventional and uncommon ways.
The West is a richly textured place, so instead of adopting the typical tricks that define high-country design, the design team played up the materials and colors that define life here and the result is a home that feels layered and comfortable.
Iron benches upholstered in leather
With a mélange of beautiful materials, the entry gives hints of what’s to come. Special iron benches upholstered in leather were made specifically for this home. The entry wall is covered with cowhide panels and the railroad spikes serve as coat hangers.
The breakfast area off the kitchen takes full advantage of the site’s views and the leather dining sofa, wooden dining table and armchairs give that extra kick.
In the den, tailored furnishings mix with rustic timbers and a few Western-inspired touches: Lisa covered the custom swivel club chairs with sheepskin seats and trimmed the custom sofa with leather cording. The masculine lamps also add that western feel.
The bed rests on top of a custom-made platform of reclaimed wood
The master suite flaunts the home’s clever blend of elegance and rusticity. A stacked-sandstone fireplace with hammered steel doors anchors the space, while the chandelier, hanging from a hewn timber purlin, crowns the room. The master bathroom is enriched with a sculptural stone tub while the glass-and-iron doors give architectural definition to the opening between the bath and bedroom. In one of the bedrooms, the bed rests on top of a custom-made platform of reclaimed wood with a wood-and-iron headboard. Topped with pillows in various fabrics, the bed represents a great combination of textural opposites.
Wood is also present on the walls and ceiling
The floors are white-plank oak to which they applied a black wash to achieve the soft, weathered look. Wood is also present on the walls and ceiling as the reclaimed wood beams bring warmth to the whole house. The home is a perfect example of balance between surprise and tranquility, rustic and modern, texture and color.