by Client Care
on Saturday, February 15th, 2014 at 11:14am.
People who find themselves drawn to mountain life tend to do it for one reason, their love for the outdoors. When buying a mountain house, whether you are in the Foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado or looking for an investment property near Big Sky Montana, mostly likely you will be looking for a home that features something that enhances the benefits of your surroundings. And, if you are fortunate enough to build or renovate your dream mountain home, the chances are good that you will take advantage of at least one of the following popular trends.
Oversized Picture Windows - I L.O.V.E. this trend, because what better way is there to bring Mother Nature indoors then through the cozy comfort of huge energy efficient windows! Large windows covering cathedral walls not only provide breathtaking views, but also help to draw in inviting sunlight and warmth during the day.
Indoor and Outdoor Bridges and Walkways - Indoor/outdoor bridges or walkways offer a unique way to transition from one part of the house to another while taking in every possible opportunity for scenery. Likewise boardwalk type walkways offer easy access to and from our home without interfering with the natural beauty of your land!
Modern Earth Shelter Homes - Building into the side of mountain or a hill is a very effective way to conserve energy. Although it may present some economic and architectural challenges during construction, these kinds of homes are sturdy and can hold up to a large portion of Mother Nature's worst elements! In addition, it offers a more natural and synergetic feel between the architecture and landl.
Rustic and Natural Building Elements - Nothing says "mountain home" like natural rock or log cabins! Whether it is on the interior or the exterior of your home, natural stone just looks beautiful and blends into the mountain's surroundings nicely. Throw in a little, or a lot, of wood elements and logs to create a mountain chic resort feel that any homeowner is sure to envy!