Peach + Ida
With their youngest child headed to college, these homeowners decided to downsize, leaving rural life on the family ranch to create their ideal town house in a pedestrian-friendly urban setting, where they could be part of a vibrant community. Envi joined forces with architects ThinkTank for the 4-bedroom, 3.5 bath, 4,500-square-foot contemporary new-build in Bozeman’s hip, formerly industrial northeastern neighborhood. The architects designed the house in a series of levels, its form referencing the area’s industrial history in clean-lined concrete, metal and glass, while Envi was challenged with integrating heirlooms and 18th-century art from the wife’s Swiss heritage and the Buddhist husband’s treasured pieces into the ultra-modern shell. Riffing on the couple’s “playful, funky vibe,” Peach + Ida combines that unlikely mix in eclectic interiors that are at once fun, comfortable, rich with color, and clearly evocative of the homeowners’ personalities. The successful result includes a steel-walled entry and Tibetan-themed mudroom; a living room with expansive custom shelving for the couple’s library, an antique wingback chair re-imagined in a modern print, and a European wood-stove wall with custom log rack; a primary suite with graphically bold Pierre Frey wallpaper and a Murano glass chandelier over the standalone tub; and a true cook’s kitchen with an inviting Scandi vibe and pops of turquoise on counter stools where friends and family gather.
There are things ENVI did that I wouldn’t have thought of in a million years. They knew what was going to work and they were so right. There’s nothing in the house we would change today, not one thing. It just feels homey the minute you walk in.
THE HOMEOWNER, SPEAKING TO BIG SKY JOURNAL