Jeff and Malea Higgins love the Montana scene — to such an extent they pulled up their Indiana roots and moved to the delightful Bitterroot Valley. The perspectives, the untamed life, the general population – they adore everything about Big Sky Country, so the Higgins settled in the mountains above Stevensville, a languid little village that simply happens to be perceived as the main perpetual settlement in the state. “We picked this property since it had the correct mix of existing structures, an ideal spot for our lodge, a fabulous view and a reasonable cost,” said Jeff.
With property close by, the time had come to choose what sort of home would suit it. A log lodge fit the bill superbly, so to put this arrangement energetically, they reached the organization presently known as Montana Custom Log Homes, Inc., situated in adjacent Victor, Montana, to enable them to structure and build their new dream lodge. They enjoyed the plans and the adaptability the organization offered and felt that their client administration was better than different organizations with whom they had spoken.
“We like the vibe of the predictable measurement processed log bundles. We had the option to structure and make the accurate space we imagined, including exploiting the slant of our mountainside,” clarifies Jeff. “Our kitchen, eating and living regions stream together, and the stairways outline the high back divider. We likewise added an exit storm cellar to the standard lodge structure, which permitted all the more living space all around.”
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The living spaces stream out onto upper and lower secured patios that run the entire length of their lodge. Jeff says they utilize the upper secured yard the most on the grounds that they cherish the view toward the valley. “We think it is an incredible utilization of all the area,” Malea includes.
Jeff and Malea finished most of the inside completion work themselves. They recolored the log dividers first, at that point set to deal with the remainder of the lodge. To isolate the feasting zone and kitchen, Jeff completed the back of the hickory base cupboards with an unmistakable ridged metal half-divider to include blaze and supplement the treated steel machines Malea likes. Jeff then made the kitchen ledges out of pine, recoloring and fixing them to improve and secure the excellence of the wood. For the deck they settled on a dim recolored overlay that was solid and waterproof, so it could face the Montana components. “We recolored the trim to coordinate the deck and included little retires over the windows to stand out from the light logs and show them off,” clarifies Malea. “We adore the long logs, so we utilized open racking in the kitchen to make them progressively noticeable.”
In the washroom, work meets magnificence with custom ground surface and a uniquely structured shower space. The floor was poured solid that the couple recolored and cleaned by hand. “It is tough, wonderful and financially savvy,” says Jeff, who additionally hung the room’s drywall and introduced the pipes. It required Malea some investment to discover only the correct installations, yet the square showerhead splendidly improves the space they imagined.
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The mountains of Montana gave all the motivation Malea and Jeff expected to finish the lodge’s outside and brighten their space. They found a solid organization in close-by Hamilton to produce the ideal shading for the establishment. They connected the fake stone to the border, at that point assembled a yard off the front way to emphasize their workmanship. For the lodge’s rural style, which highlights flies of red all through, Malea scoured nearby and online sources and, all the while, found the ideal accents for the log stair tracks to finish their bear topic.
Worked from their heart with adoration, this little lodge is a sparkling star in Montana’s Big Sky.
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Rooms: 2 (counting space)
Log Provider: Montana Custom Log Homes, Inc.