Coveted Crib: A Modern Wilderness Hideaway

Longing to get back to nature, but hate the idea of roughing it? Then check out this home, designed by Heliotrope Architects. Located outside of Missoula, MT, the home was built into a hillside on a seven-acre parcel of land, and is framed by tall evergreens and the surrounding mountains. But there will be no roughing it in this Montana wilderness home. Indeed, if weather permits, you can take a break by the pool, or perhaps lounge in a spa-style bathtub while taking in the gorgeous scenery.

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The home's hillside location helps to reduce the effects of inclement weather from the north, while the south side of the home boasts extensive fenestration, which makes it easier to gaze upon Grant Creek. The main floor houses common spaces, while the lower level, which is partially built into the hillside, holds the cozy bedrooms.

Inside, the home boasts luxurious finishes, including concrete, bamboo, and leather (!) floors; walnut paneling; and walnut, bamboo, and mahogany cabinets. A slab table anchors the dining room, while modern furniture throughout gives the house a cosmopolitan feel, even as the views from the massive windows prove that you're anywhere but city-bound.