Rattlesnake Valley Lookout
Perched above the Rattlesnake Valley, this modern hideaway in Montana is nestled between mountains peppered with evergreen woods and a sloping hillside with views reaching far across the colorful valley floor. This home’s location is an outdoor lover’s dream! Hiking paths that connect the home to the vast Rattlesnake Wilderness Area are just steps away from the back deck and yet the discreet location is still only a few minutes’ drive from the conveniences of the city below.
Architecturally, there is a strong emphasis in directionality as the roof line draws attention to the openness of the site and the exceptional views. The sightlines are accentuated at every opportunity. The foyer provides a feeling of contraction and warmth which then pours into the open floor plan to reveal the breathtaking skyline of the Rattlesnake Valley. The wrap-around rear deck connects the main exterior living area with a deck off the master suite, which both capture the impressive landscape and wide-stretching views. Oversized windows and doors with double pane glazing ensure that the interior is connected to the exterior without sacrificing comfort.
The open space plan of this modern hideaway leaves little to be desired. Impressively large windows and doors span the exterior walls throughout the great room and kitchen. A large lift and slide door was selected to further promote natural daylighting for the dining area and to enable an ease of movement from the interior to exterior. Hardwood floors, honed granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, full-overlay cabinetry and wood window sill details are just a few of the thoughtful interior touches that make this modern hideaway truly feel like a mountain top retreat.
Glo A5 double pane windows and doors were selected for energy efficiency and minimal frame profiles at an attractive price point. High-performance spacers, multiple air seals, and a larger continuous thermal break are combined to reduce overall convection and eliminate condensation. Strategically placed operable windows paired with large picture windows provide cross-ventilation and unhindered connection to the outdoors. The full lite entry door is not only aesthetically appealing but also boasts the continued thermal performance achieved throughout the modern hideaway’s fenestration products. Ultimately, the A5 Series provides long-lasting durability without sacrificing modern style.