Private Residence

Whitefish, MT

INVISION worked with a dynamic and active Iowa family to develop the concept and design for their future home in Montana. The clients’ goal was a mountain modern” residence that broke the mold of the rustic mountain homes that populate the high-end development overlooking Whitefish Ski Resort.

The idea for the design formed around the family’s adventurous lifestyle and love for entertaining, balanced with the unique site and stunning views. The home is anchored by spaces containing both interior and exterior elements that bring people together and celebrate the natural beauty of the site. 

Smaller pockets of space in the residence provide opportunities for each family member to engage in more personal interests, from a ski equipment area to a music studio that involved moving a baby grand piano to the top of a three-story stair. Embracing their new mountain lifestyle, the family also wanted the ability to ski directly to and from the home, creating a seamless relationship between the building and its surroundings.

This is an atypical project type for us, but once we understood the goals and vision the owner had, we were excited by the opportunity. They did not want a typical home. Credit is due to the owner and each professional involved. They took the preliminary design into a stunning reality, as evident in the final design, selections and detailing of the home.