Designed to be a permanent fixture of different types of volumes and shapes combined together-the Spanish Peaks Homestead first initial design originated from a traditional barn theme and an old water tank tower enclosure that was used by the National Parks. These elements blend with the traditions of Montana and the historic theme of the surrounding town. Historically, many mountain homes were built as expansions upon an existing structure. As a combination of varying elements designed around a central core ‘barn’, the Spanish Peaks Homestead is designed around this tradition.
The volumes that were employed into the design were a tower element which dominates the elevations and contains a bunk room and children’s hang out area. The master bedroom core is rotated to accommodate the Spanish Peaks and Lone Peak. An interesting melding of two gable forms was created when the Master Core was overlapped with the Great Room Core and as they slowly separate a void is created for the Hearth Space and a large monumental fire stack that rises to greet guests.
Wood outriggers, rafter tails, corten and stone will play a large role in the exterior and interior aesthetic. The interior spaces will be a very informal Great Room & Kitchen with the Dining located in between these two spaces, nooks and crannies with shelving, storage or get away spaces will connect the public spaces to the more private bedrooms and bunk spaces. Timbers, natural light and metal will intertwine on the interior space to give it a very Parks and Cabin theme.