Flying Star Residence: A mountain retreat with contemporary lines

The Flying Star residence is a contemporary well-crafted dwelling that celebrates nature. Located in Bridger Canyon, just outside of Bozeman, Montana, this three-bedroom home blends expansive window walls with huge timber ceiling beams to create a stunning mix of natural and minimalist European design .

“The homeowners, knew exactly what they wanted, lots of daylight, with expansive glass walls celebrating the surrounding countryside on all sides”, stated project architect Edwin Ugorowski, AIA, LEED AP. “The project came to life when the contractor and I were skiing near the project site; we sketched out an initial layout into the snow, creating a viable floor plan that fused with the surrounding topography.”

The 17-foot high south facing glass wall is a highlight of the property and features a pair of striking ultra slim sliding glass doors. These elements boast six panels spanning over 40 feet capturing inspiring views throughout the main living area while physically connecting the interior of the home to the adjacent Bridger Mountains.

“Many high-end window and glass door manufacturers were considered. One by one, each was ruled out” Donovan Savage from Montana Sash & Door commented. “The homeowner took a couple of trips to California to visit competitors, along with seeing a few of Reynaers Aluminium projects. He was impressed with the construction of the Reynaers Aluminium windows and how they achieved the modern look they were going for.”

The homeowner communicated, “The main inspiration for the project was to create an indoor-outdoor environment with lots of light and openness.”

“Reynaers Aluminium windows and doors are a major home feature, since glass makes up about 65 percent of the walls. The performance of the product has been exceptional through two snowy, cold winters and warm summers. Aesthetically, the windows’ thin sight lines adds to the views from every room. The operation of the Hi-Finity doors is awesome and the operable windows are nice for air circulation. I love our home. I would not change a thing. It is so comfortable and quiet. I feel like I’m out camping when I’m in the bedroom”, expressed the homeowner.

The homeowner continued, “The window dealer, Montana Sash and Door, was very helpful in working with the architect, Edwin Ugorowski, to insure perfect placement. Together with Reynaers Aluminium they provided great design and installation support to insure a timely and impeccable final result.”

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