This Riverside House Lives Among The Hills Of Montana

This ranch home in Montana is surrounded by hills, trees and rivers.

Photography by Gibeon Photography

 

hughesumbanhowar architects designed this contemporary home on a 2000-acre ranch in Montana that’s surrounded by hills, cottonwood trees, and rivers.

 

hughesumbanhowar architects have designed a home on a 2000-acre Montana ranch that's surrounded by hills, cottonwood trees and rivers.

Photography by Gibeon Photography

Due to the closeness of the river which has potential to flood when the snow melts in the spring, the house sits on a 30” tall porous plinth lifting the floors well above the flood line, in turn the house will appear to float on the river as waters pass around and under the foundation.


hughesumbanhowar architects have designed a home on a 2000-acre Montana ranch that's surrounded by hills, cottonwood trees and rivers.

Photography by Gibeon Photography

The spring fed ponds around the house provide year round water features when the river can slow to a trickle during drought cycles.


The spring fed ponds around this house provide year round water features when the river can slow to a trickle during drought cycles.

Photography by Gibeon Photography

A path guides you to the entrance of the home, with a small bridge helping cross the water.


A path guides you to the entrance of this home, with a small bridge helping cross the spring fed ponds.

Photography by Gibeon Photography

Upon entering the home, you’re greeted by a large fireplace and comfortable living room that’s stepped down slightly from the entrance.


Upon entering this home, you are greeted by a large fireplace and comfortable living room that is stepped down slightly from the entrance.

Photography by Gibeon Photography

Behind the sofa is a secondary sitting area with a day bed and a couple of lounge chairs.


This sitting area with a day bed and a couple of lounge chairs, has large windows for taking in the view.

Photography by Gibeon Photography

In the kitchen, pendant lights highlight the island that has a small dining space attached.


In this kitchen, pendant lights highlight the island that has a small dining space attached.

Photography by Gibeon Photography

Large windows provide ample natural light to the wood stairs that have been paired with glass railings to guide you to the upper floor of the home.


Large windows provide ample sunlight to these wooden stairs that have been paired with glass railings to guide you to the upper floor of the home.

Photography by Gibeon Photography

Upstairs, there’s another sitting area and fireplace, this time the view is of the surrounding hills and river outside.


This sitting area with a fireplace has view is of the surrounding hills and river outside.

Photography by Gibeon Photography

The bedroom has windows on three sides, and access to a small balcony with views of the river. A fireplace makes sure it never gets too cold in the winter.


This bedroom has windows on three sides, and access to a small balcony with views of the river. A fireplace makes sure it never gets too cold in the winter.

Photography by Gibeon Photography

In the bathroom, the wood bathtub and fireplace make it an ideal place to relax and enjoy the view.


In this bathroom, the wooden bathtub and fireplace make it an idea place to relax and take in the view.

Photography by Gibeon Photography

Back outside, there’s a native planted sod roof that’s visible from the upper level of the home.


This home has a native planted sod roof that's visible from the upper level of the home.

Photography by Gibeon Photography

Here’s a look at the rear of the home that shows two garages.


The rear of this contemporary home has two garages covered in wood.

Photography by Gibeon Photography

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