Modern Simplicity of Montana
Modern simplicity nestled in the wilderness of Whitefish, Montana. Its strategic location takes full advantage of the conveniences of small town living and the rural landscape that Montana is best known for. Winding rivers, the clear blue waters of Whitefish Lake, skiing, hiking, and mountain biking are just a few of the perks to the home’s location. For even grander adventures, the proximity to Glacier National Park make bucket-list type excursions an everyday occurrence. Beyond location, the home’s modern simplicity is worth taking a closer look at.
The double-level home is etched into the surrounding hill creating a home that works within its environment and landscape. However, the artful orientation of the home provides benefits well beyond aesthetic. The functional walk-out basement has full-height windows and doors supplying all the benefits of an above grade floor. The open floor-plan of the home is ripe for entertainment with a large living, dining, and kitchen space. The centrally located dual-sided fireplace anchors the main floor creating ambiance and subtle delineation between each zone. The main floor is encompassed by three main walls of glass; the entry, living and dining areas. The entry is equipped with a 19’x10’ glass vestibule, which is immediately met by a 36’x10’ curtain wall directly adjacent in the living room. The glass-house like design does well to provide year-round comfort within the home with all the benefits of the nature-loving views.
The modern simplicity of the home hosts a range of energy-efficient windows and doors that offer beauty and purpose. The thermally-broken aluminum fenestration products range in double and triple pane glazing with R-values ranging from R-4 to R-5. The concealed hinges, multiple air seals, low iron glass, argon filled glazing, and low-e coating create windows and doors that outperform the elements for continual performance. The Lift&Slide doors offer large openings, blurring the lines of indoor/outdoor living. The Curtain Wall system creates minimal sight lines within a robust system of glass in massive proportions. The durability and pleasing aesthetics make the Glo windows and doors a vital part in the efficiency of the home’s overall performance.