An Enchanting Mountain Home That Disappears Into The Rugged Landscape

The Ursa House is a lovely retreat that can be found in the Beartooth Mountains, in Montana. The name is quite appropriate for this area. The house sits high up in the mountains which gives it a really nice view over the valley. This project was a collaboration between studios Pearson Design Group and On-Site Management. The idea behind it was to create a mountain house that blends together elements from two distinct styles: modern and rustic. That had to be done in a way that looks and feels natural. Also, it had to complement its natural surroundings.

The wood-clad exterior helps the house to blend into the landscapeView in gallery
The wood-clad exterior helps the house to blend into the landscape
The house features several outdoor patios, porches and terracesView in gallery
The house features several outdoor patios, porches and terraces
The kitchen has direct access to a covered patioView in gallery
The kitchen has direct access to a covered patio

In order to make this vision come true, the designers gave the house a fairly simple and modest look. They used natural wood and stone to create a really cozy-looking house. The structure blends in with its rugged surroundings. The wood has this beautiful weathered finish which fits perfectly into the scenery. It also has large panorama windows and glass doors which welcome the outdoors in. Of course, the architects made sure to include plenty of areas from which the beautiful scenery could be admired. They created a series of patios and terraces which serve as extensions of the interior areas. 

The patio is fitted with a large stone-clad fireplace View in gallery
The patio is fitted with a large stone-clad fireplace
The open kitchen has a modern island which helps it transition into the dining areaView in gallery
The open kitchen has a modern island which helps it transition into the dining area
The dining room has a perfect view of the gorgeous mountainous landscapeView in gallery
The dining room has a perfect view of the gorgeous mountainous landscape
The living area features an indoor fireplace which doubles as a space dividerView in gallery
The living area features an indoor fireplace which doubles as a space divider
The sun-filled wooden deck is exposed to the rugged landscape around itView in gallery
The sun-filled wooden deck is exposed to the rugged landscape around it
The private areas of the house have easy access outdoors as wellView in gallery
The private areas of the house have easy access outdoors as well

Key elements snd features such as the big stone-clad fireplace found on one of the patios help to make this mountain house very welcoming. The blend of styles, the materials and the textures used throughout create a very warm ambiance. The interior is quite wonderful and enchanting as well. The living room has its own fireplace, the kitchen opens onto the patio and the dining room has big windows which reveal a magnificent view. 

The interior has a distinct modern look, especially in spaces such as this oneView in gallery
The interior has a distinct modern look, especially in spaces such as this one
The site on which the house is built gets a great view of the valleyView in gallery
The site on which the house is built gets a great view of the valley
The use of wood and stone help the exterior to look natural in this settingView in gallery
The use of wood and stone help the exterior to look natural in this setting