Craftsman bungalow meets Montana meets modern living inside the home. While the house has Craftsman bungalow style, one of the challenges was to balance that feeling with a more modern open floor plan and higher ceilings (they are closer to 10 feet high rather than the 8-foot ceilings typically seen in bungalows). The details also offer a mix; some of the trimwork is distinctly Craftsman style, while the rugged reclaimed fir beams are a nod to Montana lodges.
The homeowners were very involved in the design process and felt strongly about having a designated entry area for arriving guests before they enter the main living space.
The living room pays the most homage to Montana style, with its oversize fieldstone fireplace, oak floors, antique chandelier, reclaimed-oak mantel and reclaimed-fir ceiling beams. The homeowners have been amassing furniture over decades of married life and have a lot of traditional pieces. This was another factor Dennee considered in the home’s design.
Because the neighborhood is full of mature canopy trees, Dennee took as much advantage of natural light as possible, such as with the large window here.
As for the papier-mâché mask, Dennee isn’t sure of the backstory but says it represents his clients’ fun personalities and penchant for far-flung travels. It’s a good substitute for the trophy or antlers that would typically appear in a Montana lodge room.