River Bank House: Montana Residence

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River Bank House, Montana, USA

New American Residence – design by Balance Associates Architects

31 May 2013

River Bank Property

Design: Balance Associates Architects

Location: Big Sky, Montana, USA

River Bank House Montana

River Bank House Montana
photo : Steve Keating Photography

The River Bank House sits along the Gallatin River just outside Big Sky, Montana. The clients love to entertain, so the house was set up to create an open and casual atmosphere with a strong connection to the outdoors. The house is oriented toward the best view of the river while maintaining good solar orientation for taking advantage of solar heat gain in the winter and keeping out the hot summer sun. The large roof over the living room serves to shade large areas of glass in the summer, while geothermal heat pumps and high levels of insulation help keep it warm and energy efficient in the winter. In such an extreme climate the house was specifically designed to withstand both extremes of the temperature spectrum.

River Bank House Montana
photo : Steve Keating Photography

The house is separated into the main living area and the guest wing. The guest area is designed so that it can be shut off from the rest of the house when unoccupied and set back to a lower temperature when not in use. Additionally, the two wings of the house bend in order to capture the best views of the river and create a protected entry courtyard.

River Bank House Montana
photo : Steve Keating Photography

River Bank House – Building Information

Materials/products used in this project (type/brand):

Exterior windows and doors- Austrian Style Woodwork
Exterior siding- 1×10 clear cedar channel siding
Exterior siding finish – Timber Pro UV clear
Exterior wood stove – Majestic Fireplaces, Al Fresco Series
Ceilings and soffits- 1×4 mixed grain fir
Interior floors- hydronic radiant heat in concrete slab
Interior Cabinetry – Fir

River Bank House Montana
photo : Steve Keating Photography

Project Name: River Bank House
Project Location: Big Sky, Montana
Project Year: 2009
Site Area: 7.3 Acres
House Area: 3400 square feet
Budget: Withheld at request of home owners
Photo Credits: Steve Keating Photography
Architects: Balance Associates Architects – Tom Lenchek AIA (Principal), Lauren Tindall Crocco (AIA Project Architect), Jeff Babienko (AIA Project Architect)
Structural Engineers: Harriott Smith Valentine Engineers
Mechanical Engineers: Three Rivers Engineering, Inc.
General Contractor: Robert Naert Construction

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