Photo: Heidi Long
Reclaiming Montana’s timber-lifestyle heritage, this home artfully uses salvaged materials, creating a brand-new house with a whole lot of history.
Photo: Rich Frutchey
Red birch cabinets and well-placed windows give the kitchen a light, open feel. Engineered stone tops the counters. “Some timber homes can be overwhelmed with wood. What I love about this house is that there are notable places, like the kitchen, where other materials complement the wood tones,” says the home’s architect, Randall Walter.
Photo: Courtesy of Sand Creek Post & Beam
Though the walls throughout the home are painted white, the up-lights above the kitchen’s cabinetry have a yellow tint, which casts a creamy gold hue onto the walls. Rather than go with expected silver appliances, the owner opted for matte-black stainless, tying into the dark granite counters and giving this down-home country kitchen a sleek and modern spin.
Home and Photo Courtesy of Texas Timber Frames
Two hanging lights with leather lampshades hang above the kitchen island which has a built-in sink to free up counter space. Modern appliances refine the rustic-ness of the Douglas fir.