Alta Ridge is located on a hillside tract near Big Sky with views to Lone Peak.  The client’s are a Chicago family with young children seeking a sustainable mountain enclave defined by the natural landscape. Four buildings comprise the compound including a main house, activity barn, and two guest cabins.  The activity barn will store equipment and vehicles, serve as a staging area for adventures, and provide space for family gatherings and corporate retreats. Design challenges include siting the house within a small footprint while navigating the steep site, multiple wetlands, and varied programmatic requirements. Materials reference the sustainable goals for the project and include reclaimed timber, steel, and concrete.

Project Team

Architecture: Kevin Burke, Sam Ankeny, Alex Webber, Roger Clark, Anna Foster, Alex Kail
Interior Design: Sarah Kennedy, Maria James, Libby Erker, Ashley Wilga, Gabbie Goetz