The owners bought an existing house on a spacious lot in a great neighborhood close to trails and amenities. They soon decided that they needed the house to be more than what it was. They loved the modern farmhouse style with lots of wood, lots of light and an efficient, comfortable shell.
We thought we could save the floor structure but as we tore into it we found more and more that needed replacing and eventually ended up saving only the foundation upon which we added to create all the indoor and outdoor spaces our clients wanted.
We used Marvin windows, Montana Timber Products siding and beautiful Epic Steel standing seam roofing. These products combine to create an exterior finish that looks timeless and will last the life of the building. The inside is filled with white oak flooring and cabinets, Richlite counter tops and custom fabricated steel accents like hand rails, guard rails and the custom sliding barn doors that separate the dining room from the living room. The 2 car garage has a shop on the side with a custom fabricate steel storage shed to keep the kayaks out of the weather. The fence that frames the whole property is made of clear cedar pickets affixed to custom steel frames and posts.
The porches are made from locally sourced Douglas Fir and Larch timbers assembled with traditional pegged mortise and tenon joints. We enjoy incorporating these traditional materials and details with the clean lines of a contemporary aesthetic.
LOCATION: Missoula, Montana
CONTRACTOR: Hone Builders
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER: Hone Partners, Meghan Hanson and Lucas Dupuis
DETAILS: 4,117 livable sqft, 624 sqft of garage, 468 sqft covered porch
PHOTOGRAPHER: Claire Haughey