“As I began to relax, the soothing sound of moving water along the bank and among the boulders, placed me in a peaceful contemplative state of mind and body. At this point I knew the home would relate to the water.”
DON BRIGGS; ARCHITECT
History of Reverie Lodge Construction
The Reverie Lodge was designed so that no elements of the outside views of the creek and surrounding mountains would be obscured. The vaulted ceiling are an impressive design with character log supports and arched truss work. Award winning Briggs Architecture worked with the owners to design a home using the existing smaller cabin, which was built in 1981, for the interior guest room space with the addition of two large “wings” on either side creating a new and dramatic 4,537 sf home including an oversized two car garage.
Owner's Residence Details
As the design began to take shape, two major wings formed. The first, a single story, is sited parallel to, and just above the creek bank. This wing houses four bedroom suites accessed via a gallery opposite the creek side. On the creek side, all the bedrooms are equipped with large double sliding glass doors that open to a common terrace with direct access to the creek. An outdoor fireplace constructed of stone is positioned at one end of the terrace, to encourage small gatherings for late night storytelling or early morning coffee. I’ve been told that guests open the doors at night and let the sound of running water lull them into sweet sleep, even in cooler weather.
A second, two story wing, is positioned perpendicular to the creek and houses a two car garage and mud room on the ground floor. Above the garage, below the low eaves, a bunk room sleeping six (mostly grandchildren) is positioned. This bunk room provides an open area for children and adults alike, with bunks recessed under the low ends of a vaulted gable. Each bunk is equipped with a denim curtain for privacy and a reading light. A bath is provided on one side, with extra space and headroom afforded via a dormer, perpendicular to the gable.
The upper level bunk room accesses the main lodge by a timber stair into a third “wing”. This wing is sited at the intersection of the two perpendicular wings and oriented 45 degrees relative to the other two. From this position, the main entry is on the inside corner, where the three wings converge and is approached through a stone arch, under a small gable and recessed inward to provide a cozy sheltered feeling. An arched top custom door, with grizzly track carvings, open into a large gable vaulted space overlooking the gathering area, dining, kitchen and bar, with a direct view of the creek through a large window wall opposite the entry.
Circular sawn fir flooring with slate tile plus quality carpeting in bedrooms. Heavy composition roof with fire suppression system and multiple dormers. Rock fireplace in the main Great Room plus rock nooks for art. Large arches with complementary designs in the windows and doors. In floor heating in baths and entry areas. Built in sitting areas around the home.
The lodge has 5 bedrooms and 6.5 baths. All the lighting in the home is specialty lighting made by artisans with antler, leather, and cut metal torch work. The cabinetry and trim is knotty alder with circular sawn fir flooring and three stone fireplaces. All the media in the home is included in the sales price. The tile in the kitchen is 3-D with scenes of woodland animals and habitat. The sinks in the bathrooms are hand thrown, hand painted ceramic and mimic the themes of nature and lifestyle in Montana. The kitchen counters and island are granite and flow like the creek with rich color.
A large horseshoe shaped bar adds to the entertainment and appliance package of the stylish kitchen with upscale features.
Great Room Wing General Description
- Stone entry with closets on either side of custom front door with bear foot carvings
- Stone art nook near stairway
- Great Room with central dining area
- Large window seat overlooking the creek
- Smaller dining or game table area
- Cozy living room in front of stone fireplace with media and hearth
- Large kitchen with granite island with prep sink and breakfast area
- Kitchen office counter top with large sink and 3-D tile backsplash and range hood wall
- Upscale kitchen appliances and knotty Alder cabinetry
- Dutch Door out to patio and two stone fireplaces
- Horseshoe shaped bar with seating, sink, appliances, and custom lighting Walk in Pantry
- Powder Room with mural wall
- Laundry Room with sink and folding counter Sportsman’s Room for fly rods and waders, etc.
- Two car 877 sf garage with work bench and access to crawl space and utility closet
Powder Room, Hall and Deluxe Office
Check out the mural in the powder room. Such A beautiful Scene. Central hallway to bedrooms.
Master Suite and Office
The master suite wing of the lodge features a private laundry area as well as additional storage in a vanity with sink. The master accesses the covered deck overlooking Lost Horse Creek. The interior walls are plank and chinking for a rich western feeling. The huge turret corners house the office overlooking the creek and the garden looking out to the front flower gardens. The bathroom features a large soaking tub, walk in shower, standard toilet plus a bidet, double vanity sinks and a master closet with ample room for His and Hers plus much more.
Guest Bedroom Suites
The central hall from the Great Room gives access to three of the guest bedrooms and the Master Suite. There is a slight elevation change at this location with 4 steps. Each of the bedroom suites has its own bathroom and each has access to the covered concrete deck overlooking the creek. In each of the bathrooms is a custom hand thrown and hand painted sink with wildlife or lifestyle theme. Fish, cowboy boots, bear, and moose.
The opposite side of the hall features large bookcases and window seating for enjoying a good read. Rich interior plank walls with chinking add to the “cabin feeling” of the area with attractive knotty alder cabinetry for art and collection displays.
Outdoor Living Spaces
The lodge has a large covered porch on the creek side with covered stained concrete patios and two wood burning stone fireplaces. Three bedrooms access the patio area directly. There is ample room for entertaining large numbers of guests outdoors. A spa hot tub is located overlooking the creek with a composite deck surround.
Bark landscaping highlights this area for ease of maintenance. The front of the lodge has a drip irrigated garden with flowering shrubs and native plantings. The concrete walkway has a stamped custom bear paw welcoming visitors to the covered “Chief Joseph Ranch” inspired stone entry and impressive Adirondack style front door built for the owners out of knotty alder and twigs.
Amenities of Reverie Lodge
- Security System in place with ADT
- Air Conditioning in the large upstairs bunkroom—this room has two full bathrooms plus a central sink crafted from a wood barrel. Adorable use of materials with 6 bunkbeds with private lighting Rich interior wood and faux paint
- Quality doors and windows
- Dutch Door in Kitchen
- Back Up Generator
- Outdoor Lighting has been prewire but is not installed
- 40 Year Heavy Composition Roofing with fire suppression sprinklers
- Propane Forced Air Furnace with In Floor Heating in Entry and Baths
- Sportsman Storage Room off of Main Laundry Room
- Folding Counter, Sink, and Built-in Ironing Board in Laundry
- Extra Room by Master Bedroom for hobbies with cabinets, sink and Washer and Dryer Solid Alder Doors with Heavy Hardware
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