Located adjacent to Yellowstone National park in Montana, the 3,500 square foot SNo Residence is set on a sloping site with expansive mountain views. Set within the hillside, the stepped two-story home maximizes the available land and connects the home to the landscape. Derived from the surrounding landscape, the color palette and material selection includes stone veneer, corten metal, and polished concrete flooring. 

The living room and dogtrot room are divided by a large two sided stone fireplace. The two bedroom wings are placed on either side of the social center, accessed by glass halls which in warm weather are opened to create outdoor rooms adjacent to the bedrooms. Throughout the home, roof decks and patios extend the living space into the landscape. 
The home is sustainably heated with radiant tube in the slab powered by ground source geothermal loops, constructed with prefabricated SIP panel and uses smart glass technology as wall as thermal curtains to keep the house snug in winter and cool in summer. Based on simple construction modules and prefabricated wall panels, the house is geared for quick and efficient construction.


Building type: Residence
Completion 2011
3,100 square feet
Primary components: 
Steel Frame, Fleetwood window systems, SIP roof panels, ICF wall system, regional sandstone, corten steel, 30% fly ash concrete polished floors, native plantings