Big Bear Crossing
date_rangeDate: July 2016
location_onLocation: Gallatin Gateway, Montana
photo_size_select_smallSquare footage: 6437
About This Project
Big Bear Crossing is located on several acres in the beautiful Montana countryside. This custom home design includes unique amenities like a 75′ long Archery Range, Coffee Bar, Breakfast Nook and Exercise Room. Dueling garages provide access into two distinct wings of the house. The double car garage is traditionally designed with Mudroom, Pantry and Kitchen accessible. The single car garage is attached to the Master Wing and provides private access into a private Mudroom, His/Her Closet, Bathroom and Master Suite. Please follow the Design & Build story of Big Bear Crossing as we develop custom details like a custom concrete hearth, upholstered window seat, hand-forged steel railing, and more!
Big Bear Crossing
This custom home design and build includes unique amenities like an archery range, coffee bar, breakfast nook and exercise room.
Colorized Front Elevation
These lighter trim colors contrast darker siding colors and outline the frame of the house.
Weather looks promising in early December but this is Montana... that can change quick!
Foundation Walls Poured
Complex grading demands a complex foundation wall. This First Class foundation is a great beginning to a beautiful home.
Despite the snow-filled conditions and holiday season we dug a 12'-0" hole, built a 14'-0" foundation and are completing final grading.
Timber Truss Construction
Really enjoyed visiting the hardworking crew at Big Timberwork. They are using some of my favorite hand tools to build the Great Room Timber Trusses.
Main Level Floor
The walk-out basement is built and main level floor is decked. Not bad for 4 days worth of work. This week we will build some walls and set trusses.
Framing views of the Montana landscape in February. These windows will capture many more sunsets to come!
Luxury Vinyl Planks
Luxury Vinyl Planks are a beautiful flooring solution. They are also extremely durable.
Spring is Here!
It's warming up and we are beginning to install all real wood siding on the exterior. The corral board was once painted black and is a great find.
Custom upholstery is installed at Big Bear Crossing. All it needs now is a family of four and a cup of Cold Smoke Coffee to start the day off right.
Master Bath Vanity
His vanity is just like her vanity. Each of them are accented by reclaimed wood and 48 inches of marble counter top.
Master Suite Window Seat
Sometimes Design and Build means a window seat in your Master Suite... with custom upholstery to match your furniture... reclaimed wood accents and a beautiful view.
Custom Hand Railing
This custom steel railing and grab bar was hand-forged by Montana blacksmiths. It is one of several custom details at the home we call Big Bear Crossing.
Where it all started...
What an honor! Our clients at Big Bear Crossing framed the design drawing of their newly built home. Designing & Building a home at BKS is a journey from early design drawings to handing over the keys.