The Big Timber Riverside ranch is located in Montana, USA. It occupies a vast property traversed by a river which floods the terrain in spring and autumn and forms ponds in the proximity of the house. The residence was built in a clearing and is surrounded by trees being flanked by the river on one side and with views of the mountain range in the distance.
The 2000 acre ranch is centered around a residence designed and built by Hughes Umbanhowar Architects. The studio’s unique projects are created by translating materials and state-of-the-art technology into practical structure and by finding solutions driven by both form and function.
The house appears to be floating on the river and a stone bridge seems to be the only element that rises above the water. In spring, the property is flooded and the water goes around and under the foundation creating a really magical ambiance.
The house is composed of two distinct and separate structures which together form a T-shaped floor plan. One of the volumes is a two-storey glass building while the other is a single-level wooden structure. They each have their own distinct facades and architectural features.
The master bedrooms is situated on the upper level and it benefits from some really beautiful views which can be admired thanks to the full height windows. The en-suite bathroom also has a huge window which complements the soaking tub and brings the outdoors in. However, the decor also feels really welcoming, warm and comfortable thanks to the abundance of wood used throughout the residence, in particular on the walls and ceilings.