With the magnificent landscape of the Paradise Valley acting as a backdrop, the design of the Kybartas Residence was inspired by the simple farmhouse vernacular that exists throughout the valley. Design goals included capitalizing on views of the surrounding mountains and landscape, creating compact and easy to maintain spaces that are adaptable for guests, and building a house that stands on its own against the harsh Montana weather. The result is a three-bedroom house, with a single car garage, an open living/dining/kitchen area, and a series of spaces from which to take in the incredible views. The single-story shed roof volume acts as a wind buffer to the prevailing southern winds and helps define an outdoor patio. Exterior materials were chosen for their natural colors, and simple repetitive patterns. The fir beams of the shed roof structure were all reclaimed from a regional source, as are the railing posts, work bar, and dining table.