Creative Vision: Big Sky Retreat
From At Home magazine, “Creative Vision: Family’s home far from the typical Big Sky retreat” (pdf):
Anyone who sets out on the custom-home journey for the first time, dreams of the day they’ll finally move into a space that embodies their lifestyle and personality. Of course, in the tangled interplay of structural limitations, budgets and contractor’s opinions, the full realization of the dream is rare.
But for one Big Sky homeowner, dream became a very present reality through a creative process that stretched, challenged and ultimately rewarded all involved. “She came to us with a lot of ideas,” admitted architect Patrick Larum of Comma-Q Architecture in Bozeman. Those ideas included a round dining room, an eyebrow dormer, a multi-colored glass tile fireplace and a kitchen in two stanzas — one a presentable kitchen, visible from the entertaining space, the other a country style butler’s pantry, artfully hidden around a corner. A friend of the family referred to the final look as “Scandinasian.”