This retreat tucked away in the Montana mountainside is another gem from Heritage Restorations, the U.S.-based company that breathes new life into antique barns. However with this project, the company worked closely with the homeowners to design the house from scratch using original reclaimed materials. Fawning over the open main floor layout, the ribbon of glass windows, and the corner bar? You can buy these exact blueprints for your own getaway.
Surrounded by green foliage, this retreat is pitched like a classic barn with two additions on either side for extra square footage. The chimney is made from the same reclaimed brick surrounding the perimeter, while the exterior cladding is made up of various hues of wood planks for a rustic effect. The sliding barn doors are a quaint finish.
Inside, numerous seating options make for a cozy space designed for entertaining. Two kitchen tables can be pushed together for big family dinners, while three armchairs—one in a gorgeous burnt red ikat pattern—create a cozy arrangement around the fireplace. The main room’s height is accentuated with windows placed near the ceilings and an eye-catching metal light fixture.
The kitchen maintains the vintage cowboy ambiance with wooden cupboards, a big farmhouse sink, and counters that look like they were upholstered in leather. Even the stovetop appears as if it’s from another time period.
To take some of the pressure off the kitchen during get-togethers, a bar is built into the corner of the main floor. With a sink, ample glassware, and a bar fridge, this is the perfect place to whip up cocktails for guests. Our libation of choice? A spicy caesar.
In the enclosed glass addition, another seating arrangement offers even more space to entertain. Flanked by the double-sided fireplace and a wall of windows, this is the perfect place to watch the sunset after the guests head home for the evening.
The back of the house almost mirrors the front. The difference? The top window has sliding doors for much-needed privacy in the loft-bedroom.