Following a visit to friends at the Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, a San Francisco couple fell in love with the clear skies and calm quiet of the private neighborhood boasting extraordinary mountain and valley views. Seeking a change and spotting a home under construction comprised of cedar and native ledgestone with expansive windows, they saw the potential and, with the home’s architectural plan by Reid Smith Architects already in place, invited Envi to help create the ultimate vacation home for their young, active family, designing each space in the approximately 7,000-square-foot ski-in, ski-out residence. The couple consider themselves minimalists and did not want typically rustic mountain-home elements. We brought contemporary pieces that were cool to look at, comfortable and hard-wearing – and fun, including incorporating art and furnishings locally sourced from some of Montana’s finest artists and artisans, beginning with a custom circular metal swing in the living room by a talented local maker. The colorful recreation room includes a custom “floating” window bar, a brilliant blue pool table, a color-block library of books and unexpected holographic wallpaper. Brightly colored mod deer head “mounts” nod to the regional setting in a fresh, contemporary way. In contrast, bedrooms are soothingly neutral with layers of texture providing visual interest and coziness.