It may have classic Craftsman bungalow style, but this house is newer than it looks. It was designed by architect Greg Dennee of Locati Architects with the intent to blend seamlessly into an historic neighborhood in Bozeman, Montana.
He says, “My clients were very respectful of the neighborhood’s mix of older styles and wanted their house to fit in.”
I love how this new bungalow turned out. Take a look!
A New Bungalow Built to Look Old in Bozeman
The homeowners had lived in an old bungalow in Seattle before and “liked bungalow style, but they also wanted more contemporary elements, like an open floor plan as well as some distinctly Montana touches.”
The living room “pays homage to Montana style” with its oversize fieldstone fireplace, oak floors, antique chandelier, reclaimed-oak mantel and reclaimed-fir ceiling beams.
Every room looks warm and inviting, including the kitchen
with the hanging pot racks and butcher-block countertop:
The architect took into consideration all the traditional pieces of furniture the homeowners had.
The homeowners get asked a lot about the “renovation” by people who assume it’s an old house.
“We are very, very happy with the way that all of this turned out. It really works well for us.”
The house is 2,600 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths.
Do you love new houses built to look older than they are as much as I do? I wish more architects and builders would be inspired by traditional designs like this because it really is the best of both worlds.
For more photos and information: Locati Architects, an article in Big Sky Journal, and Houzz.
Photo credit: Karl Neumann Photography.