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 ranch stand on the banks of a river which traverses the vast propertyIts architecture reveals two types of facades, one dominated by wood and the other by glassThe residence is sheltered behind a hillside which protects it from harsh windsThe building is made up of two buildings arranged in a T shape
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 sits in a clearing and is surrounded by green trees and naturally-occuring pondsThe property becomes flooded during spring and the water surrounds the house’s foundationWhen the water retracts, a lush green field is revealedOne of the volumes has a green roof which can be seen from the perpendicularly-placed roomsThe main volume has two floors with a cantilevered terrace on the upper level
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.
A stone bridge stands above the water and connects the house to its surroundingsThe landscape is beautiful and diverse without needing special careThe expansive views of the surroundings can be admired from inside through the large windowsThe social areas are framed by large glass windows that let in lots of natural light
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.
A set of stairs connects the two floors of the main volumeThe upper level houses the master bedroom which gets to enjoy panoramic views on two sidesComfortable and cozy seating areas are spread throughout the residence
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.
A soaking tub sits by the picture window in the master bedroom’s en-suiteA glass-enclosed hall runs along the western side of the residence