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Big Sky One: Mountain-Modern Home Renovation by Richard Beard Architects & Kelly Hohla

Architect: Richard Beard Architects

Interior Design: Kelly Hohla Interiors

Structural Engineer: DCI Engineers

Contractor: OSM Construction

Original Architect: Locati Architects & amp; Interiors

Photography: Paul Dyer

Montana Living room

The modern home renovation project that turned this home into the ultimate vacation getaway.

Secluded deep in Southern Montana, where the ice-capped peaks of the Rocky Mountains brush the constellations of the cosmos, is a beautifully renovated home that embodies the beauty of the terrain surrounding it.   

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This modern home renovation project resulted from a couple wanting a contemporary refresh on their 2007 home in the Yellowstone Club near Big Sky, Montana. The couple appointed Richard Beard Architects and interior designer Kelly Hohla to make their dream a reality. 

To fulfill the requests of the homeowner, the project manager with Richard Beard Architects, Katherine Schewertner, opened the space by designing beautifully crafted arching windows that lined the walls of the home, allowing an abundance of light to radiate through and provide the homeowners with astounding 360-degree views of the forest terrain.

“We wanted to maintain the rustic qualities of the mountain home but at the same time give it a modern twist,” Schewertner says. “The idea was to open the home and invite light in.” 

The double-height ceiling in the great room with a custom Apparatus porcelain chandelier, Kyle Bunting hide rug, and a Hudson Furniture Sofa with a bright aqua leather custom ottoman give the interior a lodge-like and cozy feel with contemporary and sleek elements. 

Interior designer Hohla is the creative force behind this modern home renovation project. Kelly Hohla was no stranger to the client’s desired aesthetic and expectations. 

“This was the 3rd home that I worked on with these lovely clients,” Hohla says. “Since the home’s architecture already had a strong mountain vibe, the goal with the new materials and furnishings was for them to be more contemporary and find a nice mountain-modern balance.”

Most of the furniture featured are custom pieces, adding to the uniqueness and individuality of the modern-mountain home.

Custom Wood table

“One of my favorite parts about the project was designing the custom furniture,” Hohla remarks. “We love designing custom furniture pieces and working with our local SF craftspeople. For this project, because it was a faster timeline, we were able to design a lot of custom furniture- because we had to make things with our local vendors to get them completed and shipped in time.” 

The open floor plan, woodsy accents and unique furniture turned this once dark, seclusive lodge into a contemporary winter vacation destination that breathes a fresh perspective of what winter lodging can look like.

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