Architecture, Interior Design, Kitchen Layout, New Home Build

Dream Kitchen Layout

Our kitchen is open to the dining and living areas, so we want it to look fantastic! Everyone dreams of a beautiful kitchen, but more importantly we all want our kitchens to function in a way that makes cooking and clean-up enjoyable and easy. My husband Jim and I have designed our Mountain Modern kitchen… Continue reading Dream Kitchen Layout

Architecture, Interior Design, New Home Build

Inspiration for our Mountain Modern Design

I find websites like Pinterest and Houzz provide wonderful inspiration ideas for our Northwest Montana home. The two-story ceiling in the living and dining will make for a dramatic Swan Range mountain view. The fireplace and TV wall, as well as the window seat will make the living spaces cozy. Our design calls for a… Continue reading Inspiration for our Mountain Modern Design

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A Bump in the Road Makes the Design Better

Our Montana Mountain Modern Design On our last visit to Montana, we realized that the house would need a second story to fit on our preferred build site. Our home plans have changed many times, including nixing a basement and most recently, a single-story design. I love my hubby, so spending time together, talking about… Continue reading A Bump in the Road Makes the Design Better

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Mountain Modern Design

In this post, you can check out the progress we've made on SketchUp. We've made some major changes-Designed a Single-Level Floor Plan, Moved the Master Retreat and Added Special Places In Between. We still have a lot of work to do, but we are truly enjoying this process and look forward to working with our… Continue reading Mountain Modern Design

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One Step Closer to the Dream

Jim and I have been working hard on our Mountain Modern house design via SketchUp. While we're making real progress on the computer, I wanted to show you some actual progress we've made at the build site. As you can see from the above picture, we finally opened up the Swan Range views on the… Continue reading One Step Closer to the Dream

Baja California Sur Mexico

Immersed in Baja

Mama and her calf surfaced close enough for us to feel their presence on our skin and spirit. This unforgettable Baja experience was made possible by local hosts at Backroads. Visit the http://www.Backroads.com site for details such as, price, world-wide locations and accommodations for your trip. The curious nature of grey whales allow for close… Continue reading Immersed in Baja

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Journey to a Dream

Our dream involves spending time in wild places among wild things. We're grateful for those who had the foresight to preserve our wilderness areas. The folks at the National Forest and Park Service Departments also deserve our thanks. They provide needed stewardship and valuable resources at NPS Visitor Centers and NFS HQs for both locals… Continue reading Journey to a Dream

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Playing in Snow

Our Montana winter experience was magical, beautiful and active, just the way we like it. We found lots of winter activities, including Downhill/Nordic Skiing, Snowshoeing, Fatbike Winter Rentals/Trails, and Sledding near Whitefish, MT. We stayed in a downtown Whitefish condo that was within walking distance to great restaurants, shops and grocery stores. Send me a… Continue reading Playing in Snow